The Second International Petras Symposium will focus on “Pre- and Proto-palatial cemetery in context”. It will take place on February 14-15, 2015 at the Danish Institute of Athens (14 Herefontos Str., Plaka).
Saturday 14 February
09.30: Greetings, Dr. Rune Frederiksen, Director of the Danish Institute at Athens
09.40-10.40: Dr. Metaxia Tsipopoulou, “Documenting Sociopolitical changes in the Pre- and Protopalatial Petras. The House Tomb Cemetery”
Chair: Prof. David W. Rupp
11.00-11.20: Prof. Philip P. Betancourt, Dr. Metaxia Tsipopoulou and Dr. Miriam Clinton. “The Tripartite Façade at the Petras Cemetery”
11.35-11.55: Dr. Μetaxia Τsipopoulou, “Votive Deposit 1. Identity and chronology of a special ritual area in the Petras cemetery”.
Chair: Prof. Philip P. Betancourt
12.35-12.55: Dr. Eleni Nodarou, “Pottery fabrics and recipes in the Later Prepalatial-Protopalatial period at Petras: the petrographic evidence from Burial Building 2 and Votive Deposit 1”
13.10-13.30: Dr. OlgaKrzyszkowska, “FurtherSealsfromtheCemeteryofPetras, Siteia”.
Chair: Dr. OlgaKrzyszkowska
15.00-15.20: Dr. Maria Relaki and Dr. Christina Tsoraki, “Variability and differentiation. A first look at the patterns of use and deposition of stone vases in the Petras cemetery”.
15.40-16.00: Dr. Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw, “The Petras Siren: An Essay on Hybridity”
16.15-16.30: Prof. Heidi M.C. Diecrkx, “The use of querns, weights and other stone hand tools in Early to Middle Minoan mortuary practices at Petras”
Chair: Prof. Yannis Papadatos
16.45-17.05: Dr. Alessandra Giumlia-Mair, Dr. Susan C. Ferrence, Prof. Philip P. Betancourt, and Prof. James D. Muhly, “Special Alloys from the Cemetery of Petras”.
17.15-17.35: Dr. Thomas M. Brogan and Dr. Alessandra Giumlia-Mair, “The small metal discs from the Cemetery at Petras: Ornaments or instruments for Weight-Measurement?”
Chair: Prof. Ilse Schoep
18.15-18.35: Dr. Evi Margaritis, “The plant remains of the House Tombs at Petras: acts of destruction, transformation and preservation”.
18.50-19.10: Prof. David W. Rupp, “The LM IIIC Megaron and its special relationship to the Petras Cemetery”
Sunday, 15 February
Chair: Mr. Gerald Cadogan
9.30-9.55: Dr. Tatiana Theodoropoulou, “The sea in the afterlife of the Minoans: the shell material from Petras cemetery in context”
10.10-10.40: Prof. Sevi Triantafyllou, “Όσο ψηλά και αν ανεβείς λέξη μην πεις μεγάλη ‘πο χώμα σε έφτιαξε ο θεός κι εκειά γυρίζεις πάλι”[Cretan mantinada on death]
10.55-11.15: Prof. Sevi Triantafillou, Ms. Sotiria Kiorpe and Dr. Metaxia Tsipopoulou, “Kephala – Petras: The human skeletal remains from House Tomb 5”.
Chair: Prof. Yorgos Vavouranakis
12.00-12.20: Mr. Gerald Cadogan, “Compare and contrast. The house tomb at Myrtos-Pyrgos”
12.40-13.00: Prof. Yannis Papadatos, “Mortuary practices, cultural diversity and social organization in Prepalatial East Crete: Some thoughts on the broader geographical context of the Petras cemetery”
13.15-13.35: Dr. Efi Nikita, Prof. Stevi Triantafillou, Prof. Yiannis Papadatos, Dr. Metaxia Tsipopoulou, Prof. Diamantis Panagiotopoulos, and Prof. Lefteris Platon, “Movement of people and cultural identities in the Ρrepalatial central and eastern Crete”
Chair: Prof. Carl Knappett
15.00-15.20: Prof. Lefteris Platon, “Pezoules-Kephala, Zakros, Ι. Form of the tombs and burial habits”.
15.35-15.55: Prof. Lefteris Platon and Ms. Maria Tsimpoukaki, “Pezoules-Kephala, Zakros, ΙΙ. The chronological and cultural position of the finds in relation to the neighboring settlement”
15.55- 16.10: Discussion
Chairs: Prof. Sevi Triantafyllou and Prof. Lefteris Platon
16.20-16.40: Prof. Ilse Schoep, “Funerary Practices at Sissi: the treatment of the body in the house tombs”
16.40- 16.55: Discussion
16.55-17.10: Prof. Yorgos Vavouranakis, “Ritual areas in cemeteries in Eastern Crete. Between social identities and palatial propaganda”.
17.25-17.45: Prof. Carl Knappett, “East Cretan networks in the Middle Bronze Age”
Chair: Dr. Colin Macdonald
18.20-19.30: Final Discussion