The congress will start on Tuesday 22 May 2018 with a plenary session and keynote lectures which will take place at the Guerzenich at Cologne.

  • Introduction: Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World
    Andrew Wilson
  • The human factor: demography, nutrition, health, epidemics
    Geoffrey Kron
  • The impact of natural environmental factors on ancient economy: climate, landscape
    Helmut Brückner
  • Systems of production: landuse, industry, technology, artistic production
    Jean-Pierre Brun
  • Distribution: trade and exchange, monetarization, credit, networks, transport, infrastructure
    François de Callataÿ
  • Consumption: daily and luxury consumption, conspicuous consumption, waste, recycling, diet
    Jeroen Poblome
  • Economy of cult: investment, religious and ritual consumption, economics of death
    Jörg Rüpke
  • The role of the city in the ancient economy: urban infrastructure, relations between town and country
    Simon Keay
  • Methodology: survey archaeology, natural sciences, quantification
    John Bintliff
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