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News: Archaeology
View of the excavations at the site of Azoria (Eastern Crete).
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Aegeus Annual Meeting

Monday, June 3, 2019

Aegeus – Society for Aegean Prehistory will hold its annual meeting on Monday, June 3, 2019, at 6.30 p.m., in the British School at Athens (Upper House, Souedias 52, Athens).

During the meeting Donald Haggis (University of North Carolina) will give a lecture entitled “Spatial contiguities and stratigraphic discontinuities as transtemporal engagement with the past. The prehistory and protohistory of the site of Azoria in eastern Crete”.

In his lecture Donald Haggis aims to “explore the concept of archaeological sites as dynamic and multitemporal environments, and to demonstrate the use of excavation as a means of visualizing stratigraphic events as cultural processes and forms of cultural production.” Using as a case study the multiperiod site of Azoria in eastern Crete, he will examine specific contexts of architectural and depositional juxtaposition across culture periods—the incorporation of Final Neolithic, Late Minoan IIIC, and Protoarchaic (late 8th and 7th c.) buildings, contexts, and artifacts within the Archaic settlement. “The goal is to understand the meaning and significance of these points of structured human engagement with the past, and the function of material interaction between and across chronological periods and cultural universes”, Donald Haggis explains.

A reception in the garden of the British School at Athens will follow.