Sessions

The topic of the congress 'Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World' will be adressed in 11 sessions. One further session is for topics outside the main theme. The programme inside the sessions will be structured through thematic panels, each comprising five talks. Over 100 proposals for panels were accepted.

  1. The human factor: demography, nutrition, health, epidemics
  2. The impact of natural environmental factors on ancient economy: climate, landscape
  3. Systems of production: land use, industry, technology, artistic production
  4. System of extraction: mining, pollution, technology
  5. Distribution: trade and exchange, monetarization, credit, networks, transport, infrastructure (e.g. ports)
  6. Consumption: daily and luxury consumption, conspicuous consumption, waste, recycling, diet
  7. Economy of cult: investment, religious and ritual consumption, economics of death
  8. The role of the city in the ancient economy: urban infrastructure, relations between town and country
  9. The military economy at war and peace
  10. Economy of knowledge: education, innovation, literacy
  11. Methodology: survey archaeology, natural sciences, quantification
  12. Other topics outside the main theme of the conference are open to suggestions

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