PEOPLE OF THE GREAT STONES INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM.
CALL FOR PAPERS
From the Middle East to the Atlantic Seaboard, the story of the First Farmers includes the oldest monumental buildings on earth. Ruins and artifacts from around the world are helping us understand changes that happened in very ancient times; changes that launched western civilization.
On the Mediterranean islands of Malta and Gozo, the legacy of an advanced prehistoric culture survives in monumental architectural and artistic achievement that offers us the most complete window on this pivotal era.
The study of Archaeology has come to include other sciences to better understand how we came to be who we are today, and gain perspective on how we can be better.
By bringing experts and researchers together in international multi-disciplinary focus,
The OTS Foundation is helping to forge new frontiers!
GUEST SPEAKERS FROM EUROPE INCLUDE
Archaeologist, Senior Curator of Prehistoric Sites, Heritage Malta ~
"My main area of interest is the way the interpretation of archaeological sites and monuments (namely the Maltese temples) has changed over time depending on the social, political and historical background of the time. I will present a paper showing how interpretations change depending on the realities of the people making the interpretation rather than the societies being studied; a background to how monumental sites (in Europe) have been interpreted in the past and how this needs to change to gain a better understanding of Neolithic societies. The conference will be aiding such a change."
Professor of Cultural Anthropology, expert in Late Prehistory and experimental archaeology, Doctoral School, University of Arts in Bucharest, Romania ~
An introduction to Gobekli Tepe: the world’s oldest monument:
Ten thousand years old, this is the extraordinary discovery that turned the world of Archaeology on its head, and redefined the timeline of human development.
A toposemiotic approach to the iconography of the site will feature an acoustic discourse by Mircea Florian and an IT application by Livia Stefan.
Archaeologist, rock art specialist, Centre for Geosciences from the University of Coimbra, Portugal ~
Presenting an exercise in Experimental Archaeology:
Furthering research in Archaeoacoustics, this investigation includes replicas of Neolithic clay drums played in a cave used as a Neolithic burial site and comparatively in the open air near rock art panels of the same chronology.
People of the Great Stone Symposium
Advance Registration: US$ 350
cheerfully and promptly refunded in full on receipt of cancellation in writing by 01 JAN 2018
Opening Reception 18 March, all conference presentation sessions
appropriate coffee breaks, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Special Equinox Event with chartered transport,
badge and preparatory materials.
For more information and registration please click "Further Official Information" below.