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.
From May 15th until August 31st , papers can be submitted to be reviewed for a specific panel. Talks can also be submitted to be reviewed for the 12 open sessions. You can find further information under Call for Papers.
- The human factor: demography, nutrition, health, epidemics
- The impact of natural environmental factors on ancient economy: climate, landscape
- Systems of production: land use, industry, technology, artistic production
- System of extraction: mining, pollution, technology
- Distribution: trade and exchange, monetarization, credit, networks, transport, infrastructure (e.g. ports)
- Consumption: daily and luxury consumption, conspicuous consumption, waste, recycling, diet
- Economy of cult: investment, religious and ritual consumption, economics of death
- The role of the city in the ancient economy: urban infrastructure, relations between town and country
- The military economy at war and peace
- Economy of knowledge: education, innovation, literacy
- Methodology: survey archaeology, natural sciences, quantification
Other topics outside the main theme of the conference are open to suggestions