22 January 2020 Start
22 January 2020 End
2.30 p.m. Time
Greece BSA, Director’s Residence, British School at Athens, Souidias 52, 106 76 Athens

Τηλ.: 210-7236313-4

Distant seas, connected worlds: Tintagel, Britain and Greece in Late Antiquity

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

This half-day symposium, Distant seas, Connected Worlds: Tintagel, Britain and Greece in Late Antiquity, will consider ceramic production and maritime distribution in the Aegean and East Mediterranean, and long-distance links between Greece, the West Mediterranean and South West Britain during the 5th to 7th centuries AD.

The Symposium is presented by the British School at Athens, the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences and Newcastle University.



Arrival and Registration


Prof. John Bennet, Director, British School at Athens

Dr Evangelia Kiriatzi, Fitch Laboratory Director

Welcome and Introduction


Jacky Nowakowski FSA, Archaeologist, Tintagel Castle Archaeological Research Project (TCARP) Director and Independent Researcher on behalf of Cornwall Archaeological Unit and English Heritage

Recent excavations 2016-2017 at Tintagel Castle, Cornwall, UK. Investigating the character of post-Roman settlement


Dr Maria Duggan, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Newcastle University and the BSA

Dr Evangelia Kiriatzi, Fitch Laboratory, British School at Athens

Dr Noémi S Müller, Fitch Laboratory, British School at Athens

Linking Britain and Greece in Late Antiquity: Aegean and East Mediterranean ceramics at Tintagel and in South West Britain


Prof. Paul Reynolds, ICREA, University of Barcelona

Tracing exports and commercial routes from East to West: placing the ceramic assemblage and glass factory of Benalúa (Alicante) in context




Dr Charikleia Diamanti, Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades, Hellenic Ministry of Culture

Aegean pottery production and mechanisms of its control and distribution in the 5th-7th century


Prof. Stella Demesticha, University of Cyprus

Late Roman amphorae in the eastern Mediterranean in their maritime contexts


Prof. Sam Turner, Newcastle University

‘On the whale-road to the wine-dark sea? Considering maritime connections in the early Middle Ages’


General Discussion