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Collective Rituals and the Construction of Social Identity in Early Iron Age and Archaic Greece

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This is a research project based at the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford and the CReA-Patrimoine at the Université libre de Bruxelles, ULB.
The project is funded by the Ph. Wiener-M. Anspach Foundation and is led by Prof. I. Lemos (Oxford) and Prof. A. Tsingarida (Brussels).

The aim is to study distinctive collective rituals from the Early Iron Age to the Archaic period. Four significant study cases have been taken as a starting point: the earliest is the 'Ritual Zone' on Xeropolis at Lefkandi, excavated by the Oxford team under the direction of I. S. Lemos, while the latest is the Archaic Building Complex at Itanos in Crete, excavated by ULB under the direction of A.Tsingarida. At present two more case studies are included: the Early Iron Age Amyklaion in Laconia and the Sacred House at the Academy in Athens. The project will address several important issues that can also be applied to other sites over a wide span of geographical regions.

 

Further Details:

Project website : http://crea.ulb.ac.be/Polis.html

Directors:

Prof. I. Lemos (Oxford)

Prof. A. Tsingarida (Brussels)

Beyond the Polis Conference 24-26 September 2015, Brussels

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