Fotis Ifantidis is looking for co-organizer(s) and contributors to a planned session at the EAA 2007 conference in Zadar:
A Spondylus session: New data, new methodological and theoretical approaches
The forthcoming EAA meeting in Zadar provides a great opportunity for discussing thoroughly the Spondylus â€˜phenomenonâ€™ in European, Balkan and Aegean prehistoric contexts.
Themes of this session will include:
â€¢ New data from prehistoric sites in European, Balkan and Aegean contexts derived either from on-going excavations or from new studies and publications
â€¢ New laboratory studies related to the procurement of the raw material
â€¢ Spondylus distributions inter-site and intra-sites
â€¢ Fragmentation / re-fitting studies of Spondylus amulets
â€¢ The biographical approach: procuring, making, using, re-using, repairing, altering, destroying and hoarding Spondylus artifacts
â€¢ The case of the ‘V-Klappe’, ‘V-notched’, ‘bi-winged’ or ‘entaillÃ©s’ Spondylus artifacts
â€¢ Experimental reproductions and the use of ethnographic resources
â€¢ Spondylus ornaments in relation to other adornment types / materials
â€¢ Spondylus ‘mythologies’ in world-wide contexts
A Spondylus-related bibliography (1959-2007) is available here.
If you are interested in contributing a paper or co-organizing this session, please contact Fotis Ifantidis at firstname.lastname@example.org.