The 17th Sheffield Centre for Aegean Archaeology Round Table: 1st-3rd April 2016 in the Department of Archaeology.

Precious circuits: changing social, economic, cultural and symbolic values of metals

Twelve speakers from the UK, Germany, Italy, Cyprus, the USA, Turkey and Denmark addressed various aspects of the changing social, economic, cultural and symbolic values of metals in the Aegean and adjacent regions during the period from the 4th millennium BC to the Early Iron Age, and took part in lively and wide-ranging discussions along with staff and graduate students.

The opening lecture on the evening of 1st April was given by Christopher Pare of Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz on iron before the Iron Age in southern Europe and the Mediterranean.

The University of Sheffield has a long tradition of research in Aegean archaeology dating back to 1995 when the Sheffield Centre for Aegean Archaeology (SCAA) was established.

The SCAA’s current constellation of academic staff and postgraduate researchers draws on expertise and specialist facilities in many disciplines – bioarchaeology, the archaeology of material culture and ancient materials, field archaeology, study of ancient texts – and is one of the most respected groups of Aegean archaeologist.

Further information about the SCAA can be found here: http://scaa.group.shef.ac.uk/index.php

The 17th Sheffield Centre for Aegean Archaeology Round Table