Lectures

Lecture in the series Sacred and Domestic Architecture from the Iron Age to the Sixth Century BC, Museum of Naxos, Sicily, 27 January 2009.


Jari Pakkanen,
"Archaic architecture in the sanctuary of Poseidon at Kalaureia, Greece – Architettura arcaica nel santuario di Poseidon a Kalaureia, Grecia."

 

Lecture at the Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete at Rethymnon, 27 November 2008.

Berit Wells,"Investigations in the Poseidon Sanctuary at Kalaureia: A sanctuary coming alive." 
 

Research seminar presented at Royal Holloway, University of London, 20 November 2008.

Jari Pakkanen, "Reconstructing architecture at the sanctuary of Poseidon at Kalaureia". 

 

Lecture at the Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology at the University of Thessaly at Volos, 12 November 2008.

Berit Wells, "The present investigations in the Poseidon Sanctuary at Kalaureia: Daily life and physical environment."

 

Seminar held at the Department of archaeology and classical studies, University of Stockholm 19 February 2008, with an introduction by Berit Wells and Arto Penttinen.

Dimitra Mylona, "Poseidon and the fishermen at Kalaureia. Archaeological and literary evidence for the  role of the marine element in Greek cult."

Abstract
The excavations at the sanctuary of Poseidon at Kalaureia (2003-2005) produced a very large amount of fish and sea-shell remains along with several fishing tools from a variety of contexts. This lecture describes how the detailed analysis and the contextual treatment of these remains provide the raw material for the research on the role of the marine element in cult. The analysis of the animal remains has been combined with the analysis of written sources to provide new insights on the role of fish and sea-food in the processes that took place in a sanctuary and on the nature of these processes. The lecture also discusses how the in-depth analysis of the fish bone assemblage and of selected groups of sea-shells provides insights into a previously unknown sector of the ancient society in the area of Kalaureia, the fishermen. Various distinctive domains and activities can be clearly discerned, such as coastal fishing, the exploitation of migratory fish, fish preservation and, possibly, purple dye production.

 

Paper presented at Brown University, 26 November 2007.

Yannis Hamilakis, "National Imagination, archaeo-tourism and the politics of cultural heritage in Greece."