Upcoming Events


Basic Course on Archaeological Soil Micromorphology

The Horizon 2020-TWINN project “MendTheGap” organises a basic practical course on Archaeological Soil Micromorphology for students of Archaeology, Biology and Earth Sciences. The course will be held at the Department of Geology of the University of Zagreb from 20th to 24th February 2017.

By | February 20th, 2017|

Vela Luka Summer School Lectures: Ana Grabundžija

Archaeological evidence for early wool exploitation in South East and Central Europe Ana Grabundžija Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften Institut für Prähistorische Archäologie Freie Universität Berlin The presented study of “Archaeological Evidence for Early Wool Processing in South East and Central Europe” focuses on clarifying the introduction of fleece baring sheep husbandry and the subsequent “textile [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|

Vela Luka Summer School Lectures: Niccolò Mazzucco

Harvesting practices at the beginning of Mediterranean Neolithic: a lithic viewpoint Niccolò Mazzucco Fondation Fyssen postdoc UMR 7055 «Préhistoire et Technologie» CNRS-Université Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense It is well established that between the 7.000 and the 5.000 BC the first domestic crops and animals were spread from the Near East to Europe; nevertheless, the [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|

Vela Luka Summer School Lectures: Giovanni Boschian

Contextualizing Vela Spila into the Mediterranean Neolithic: the role of geoarchaeology Giovanni Boschian Department of Biology University of Pisa The Neolithic levels of Vela Spila are characterised by sediments showing peculiar characteristics: they form complex and usually long, well-bedded successions of black and white layers centimetres to millimetres thick; the layering is usually sub-horizontal or [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|

Vela Luka Summer School Lectures: Mladen Juračić

Sea level changes during the Quaternary Mladen Juračić Department of Geology University of Zagreb The presentation started with deciphering the geological time frame, and the concept of “deep time”. Starting with the age of the Universe, Earth, life on Earth it came to Phanerozoic, Cenozoik, and Quaternary. Within the Quaternary (2.6 My) a discussion of [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|

Vela Luka Summer School Lectures: Benny Bechor & Dorit Sivan

New estimates of Relative Sea Level from the last millennium in Greece, compared to the Israeli coast records Benny Bechor & Dorit Sivan Department of Maritime Civilizations University of Haifa This research, presents an interdisciplinary study linking archaeological evidence with historical accounts and geological processes. The study aims to search for archaeological and historical indicators [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|

Vela Luka Summer School Lectures: Dorit Sivan

The Holocene sea level data-base Israeli Dorit Sivan Department of Maritime Civilizations Charney School of Marine Studies and the Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies (RIMS) University of Haifa The coast of Israel, east Mediterranean is relatively tectonically stable and isostasy is low: ≥0.2mm/y in the Holocene (Sivan et al., 2001) and ~0.05 mm/y in [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|

Vela Luka Summer School Lectures: Marta Pappalardo

About sea level change and related topics Marta Pappalardo Department of Earth Sciences University of Pisa Sea level is a virtual concept. In fact the topography of the world’s oceans surface is continuously fluctuating and even the instantaneous elevation of this surface is different from place to place. We can conceptually differentiate short term from [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|

Vela Luka Summer School Lectures: Stašo Forenbaher

Basics of archaeological stratigraphy Stašo Forenbaher Institute of Anthropological Research, Zagreb This 30-minutes presentation provides a crash course on archaeological stratigraphy. It does not discuss composition of deposits, or how specific deposits are formed, or how they should be interpreted, but focuses entirely on establishing the order in which the deposits were laid down. Its [...]

By | September 12th, 2016|

Vela Luka Summer School Lectures: Patricia Duff

ArchaeoLink: turning archaeology into heritage Patricia Duff ArchaeoLink It is no longer considered appropriate that archaeologists work in isolation in the field without engaging with the local community. “Impact” is a key factor which Research Councils now take into account when assessing the value of research. Indeed a strategy for achieving positive impact is a [...]

By | September 8th, 2016|