Female figurine - Bijelo Brdo - Dalj type of the encrusted pottery - Middle Bronze Age (14th century BC) - Eastern Slavonia, Croatia - (Archaeological Museum Zagreb)


10 April 2005 (Sunday – Day 0)

15.00-19.30:Registration (Mimara Museum)
20.00:Welcome Reception at Gradska Kavana on Trg Bana Jelaèiæa (Trg Bana Jelaèiæa is the main square of Zagreb. Participants staying at the Palace will be escorted to Gradska Kavana by volunteers leaving the hotel at 19.45. Participants staying at Dora and Laguna will be picked up by bus between 19.30 and 19.45)
- included in the conference fee

11 April 2005 (Monday – Day 1)

08.30-9.30:Registration (Mimara Museum)
10.30-11.30:Keynote Lecture: J. Maran
Sea-borne Contacts between the Aegean, the Balkans and the Central Mediterranean in the 3rd millennium BC - The Unfolding of the Mediterranean World
11.30-12.00:Coffee break
Session 1: Theoretical issues
12.00-12.20:K. Kristiansen
Bronze Age interaction and the Minoan connection
12.20-12.50:B. Eder
Centre – Periphery – Margin: The Mycenaean World and the Balkans
12.50-13.10:A. Harding
Interconnections between the Aegean and continental Europe in the Bronze and Early Iron Ages: moving beyond scepticism
13.10-13.30:S. Babiæ
'Translation Zones' or Gateway Communities Revisited: The case of Trebeniste and Sindos
13.30-14.00: Discussion
14.00-15.30:Lunch break
Session 2: Early Encounters
15.30-15.50:V. Adrymi-Sismani
Le site chalcolithique de Microthèbes au carrefour du monde égéen et des Balkans du Nord
15.50-16.10:J. Rambach
Olympia and Andravida-Lechaina: two sites in the NW-Peloponnese with indications of cultural contacts with the NW-Balkans, Lower Italy and Malta towards the end of the Early Helladic and the beginning of the Middle Helladic Period
16.10-16.30:V. Heyd
When the West meets the East: Perspectives on the interaction of the Bell Beaker phenomenon and the Aegean Cultures in the later 3rd Mill. BC
17.00-17.20:Coffee break
Session 3: Early Encounters II
17.20-17.40:J. Balen& S. Miheliæ
Silver axes from Stari Jankovci and the problem of finds of noble metals during the Early Bronze Age in continental Croatia
17.40-18.00:C. Enãchescu
The Cernavodã III-Boleráz phenomenon: Eneolithic, Kupferzeit, Jungsteinzeit or Early Bronze Age
18.00-18.20:V. Kiss
“Contacts along the Danube: a boat-model from the Early Bronze Age”
19.00:Opening Reception with the Mayor of Zagreb
- included in the conference fee

12 April 2005 (Tuesday – Day 2)

Session 4: Recent fieldwork
09.00-09.20:A. Chrysostomou & A. Georgiadou
Siedlungen und Nekropolen der späten Bronze-und frühen Eisenzeit in Alt-Almopia (NW-Griechenland)
09.20-09.40:M. Galaty
'There Are Prehistoric Cities Up There...': The Bronze and Iron Ages in Northern Albania
09.40-10.00:P. Lera & G. Touchais
L'Albanie méridionale et le monde égéen à l'âge du Bronze: problèmes chronologiques et rapports culturels
10.00-10.20:B. Hänsel
Ägäische Siedlungsstrukturen in Monkodonja / Istrien?
10.20-10.40:B. Teržan
Ägäisch-adriatische Kontakte in der späten Bronze- und frühen Eisenzeit. Behandelt werden charakteristische Tracht- und Schmuckgruppen im nordadriatischen und ägäisch-griechischen Raum im Vergleich
11.10-11.30:Coffee break
Sessioin 5: Burial practice and burial finds
11.30-11.50:S. Müller-Celka
A reassessment of the origin of Helladic tumuli
11.50-12.10:E. Borgna & P. Cassola Guida
At the Fringe of the Tumuli Culture: Bronze Age Tumuli of North-eastern Italy between Europe and the Aegean
12.10-12.30:S. Aliu
Body and clothes ornaments found in the tumuli of Kolonja region
12.30-12.50:R. Jung
Brandbestattung in der spätbronzezeitlichen Ägäis: aus dem inneren Balkan, aus Kleinasien oder aus Italien?
12.50-13-10:Z. Videvski
The Mycenaean influence in the R. Macedonia - through the findings of the the Late Bronze Age necropoleis
13.30-15.00:Lunch break
Session 6: Burial practice II, Ideology & Society
15.00-15.20:L. Bejko
Group Identity and Cultural Exchange in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Albania
15.20-15.40:L. Nikolova & T. Dzhanfezova
Approach to the Interrelation between the Social Complexity and Interregional Communication in the Balkans during the Bronze Age
15.40-16.00:N. Palincaº
Contacts with the Aegean and their Social Impact in the Late Bronze Age at the Lower Danube
16.00-16.20:T. Larsson
Northern Europe in the Bronze Age: the Propagation of a Mediterranean Elite Ideology
16.40-17.00:Coffee break
Session 7: Ideology & Society II
17.00-17.20:M. Ivanova
Things Unfound: Aspects of Warfare in the Early Bronze Age Aegean and the Neighbouring Regions
17.20-17.40:H. Potrebica
Mycenean Relations of the Early Iron Age religion at the Balkans and the Hallstatt Culture
17.40-18.00:K. Kalogeropoulos
Miniature Clay Anthropomorphic Representations in Greece and Europe through the Late Mycenaean Period: Similarities and Differences
18.30:City Tour
- included in the conference fee
20.30:Dinner at Stari Puntijar
- optional

13 April 2005 (Wednesday – Day 3)

Session 8: Interaction I
09.00-09.20:S. Valamoti
Food across borders: a consideration of the neolithic and bronze age archaeobotanical evidence from northern Greece
09.20-09.40:B. Horejs
Macedonia – an inter-mediator between cultural spheres?
09.40-10.00:D. Mitrevski
The Vardar Valley – Main Communication Line North of the Mycenaean World
10.00-10.20:N. Bolohan
New stories about buffer territories in the Balkans
10.20-10.40:Z. Kujundžiæ-Vejzagiæ
Contribution to the study of communications and cultural links between the region of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Aegean world in the Bronze and Early Iron Ages – Via Cadmeia (later the Via Egnatia) and the river Neretva valley
11.10-11.30:Coffee break
Session 9: Interaction II
11.30-11.50:D. Ložnjak-Dizdar
Contribution to understanding of (non)existing relations between Croatian Danube region and Aegean at the beginning of the second millennium BC
11.50-12.10:S. Kadrow
Polish Carpathians in the Early Bronze Age - the North-Eastern Outskirts of Aegean World?
12.10-12.30:F. Nicolis & M. Artursson
Cultural relations between the Mediterranean and the Baltic sea during the Bronze age: the role of northern Italy and Southern Sweden
12.30-12.50:K. Mihoviliæ
Istrian contacts with the Aegean through the Early Iron Age
13.20-15.00:Lunch break
Session 10: Amber route I
15.00-15.20:A. Palavestra
Was there an Amber Route?
15.20-15.50:J. Bouzek
Amber route and amber trade, from north to south and back
15.50-16.10:A. Sherratt
The two 'amber routes': the Danubian axis and the Transalpine axis as alternative links between the Mediterranean and the North
16.30-16.50:Coffee break
Session 11: Amber route II
16.50-17.10:J. Czebreszuk
Amber between the Baltic and the Aegean in the 3rd and 2nd millennia BC (An outline of major issues)
17.10-17.30:K. Œlusarska-Michalik
Some Remarks on the Possibilities of Existence an “Eastern Branch” in the System of Amber Routes in Late Bronze and Early Iron Age
17.30-17.50:M. Cultraro
Evidence of amber in Sicily: the Balkan-Mycenaean connection
18.30:Visit to the Archaeological Museum
- included in the conference fee
20.30:Dinner at Vinodol
- optional

14 April 2005 (Thursday – Day 4)

Session 12: Weapons, Lithics, Beads & Bone artefacts
09.00-09.20:W. David
Gold and bone artefacts as evidence of mutual contact between the Aegean, the Carpathian Basin and southern Germany in the second millennium BC
09.20-09.40:I. Gatsov & E. Karimali
Lithic assemblages in northern and southern Aegean during the Bronze age: A comparison
09.40-10.00:G. Nightingale
Lefkandi, an important node in the international exchange network of jewellery and personal adornment
10.00-10.20:E. Andrikou
New evidence on Mycenaean bronze corslets from Thebes, Boeotia and its relation to the Bronze Age sequence of corslets in Greece and Europe
10.50-11.10:Coffee break
Session 12: Metals
11.10-11.30:K. Paschalidis
Euboea in the crossroads of metals trade. The Aegean and the Pontic Sea in the Late Bronze Age
11.30-11.50:K. Leshtakov
Eastern Balkans in the System of Aegean Economy in the LBA. Ox-hide and Bun-ingots in Bulgarian Lands
11.50-12.10:E. Papadopoulou
Western Greece and the North in the Bronze Age: The evidence of metalwork and artifacts
12.10-12.30:S. Sherratt
Another look at the Makarska hoard
13.00-14.30:Lunch break
Session 13: Pottery
14.30-14.50:A. Yasur Landau & M. Guzowska
The Balkans and the Orient? Handmade Burnished Ware in Cyprus and the Levant
14.50-15.10:K. Nikov
South Thrace and Troy VII b2-3 reconsidered
15.10-15.30:C. Belardelli & M. Bettelli
Different technological levels of pottery productions: Barbarian Ware and Pseudominyan pottery between the Aegean and Europe in the Late Bronze Age
15.30-15.50:A. Papazovska
Matt-painted pottery from the Early Iron Age in the Republic of Macedonia
15.50-16.10:P. Popoviæ
Les pseudocanthares balkaniques
16.40-17.00:Coffee break
17.00-18.00:General Discussion
18.00:Departure for Farewell Dinner
- optional