The International Association for Classical Archaeology (AIAC) as well as the Archaeological Institutes of the Universities of Cologne and Bonn would like to invite you to the XIXth International Congress of Classical Archaeology with the theme: 'Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World'.
We are looking forward to fine presentations, lively exchange and fruitful discussions and welcoming you to Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium and Bonna.


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19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology

Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World

Update on the Publication Process:

For the collective volumes 53–57 all galley proofs have been sent out. If someone did not receive his galley proof yet, please contact us at congress.aiac2018(at)

The division of the sessions in the collective volumes can be found in the list of volumes

The publication of the Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology is progressing well. The majority of the single volumes have already been published by "Propylaeum" in Heidelberg. Further information can be found here:

About the ICCA:

The 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology 2018 was focusing on the primary theme "Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World". In fact, economic aspects permeate all areas of public and private life in ancient societies, whether in urban development, in religion or art, in housing or in death.

The congress, organised every five years by the Associazone Internazionale di Archeologia Classica (AIAC), provides the most important platform of exchange for all disciplines that deal with Greco-Roman civilization and their neighbouring cultures from the Aegean Bronze Age to the end of Late Antiquity.

Research on ancient economy has long played a significant role in ancient history. Increasingly in the last decades, awareness has grown in archaeology that especially the material culture of ancient societies offers excellent approaches for the study of structure, performance and dynamics of ancient economic systems and economic processes.

The objective of this congress was to understand economy as a central element of classical societies and analyse its mutual interaction with current geographical, political, social, religious and cultural backgrounds. The theme of the congress was therefore addressed to all disciplines of classical archaeology and related sciences.

Thank you very much for your numerous coming. It was a pleasure for us to welcome you here in Cologne and Bonn.