Mediterranean Archaeology Research Day: Ancient Lycia

Saturday 23rd November 2013

Eleanor Rathbone Building, University of Liverpool

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(See for maps and directions)

Lycia is one of the most beautiful yet enigmatic regions of
the ancient world, famous for its striking tomb architecture, distinctive mountain
culture and largely un-deciphered local script. In the first of a series of Mediterranean
Archaeology Research Days, we bring together a group of international scholars
working on different aspects of ancient Lycian culture to share and discuss
their work on this little-known region of the classical world.

Aimed at researchers, learners and the general public, this
day consists of lively illustrated lectures on all aspects of current
international research into ancient Lycia, including its landscape, prehistory,
pottery, inscriptions and history. There will also be stimulating hands-on demonstrations
and display stands during the lunch break.

This event has been generously sponsored by Peter Sommer
Travels. The price includes refreshments and lunch.


10.30 Registration and Morning Coffee

11.00 Alan M. Greaves (University of Liverpool)
Introduction and Welcome; The Geography and Archaeology of Lycia

11.15 Alan M. Greaves (University of Liverpool)

Early Lycia: The Çaltılar Archaeological Project

11.45 Andrew Brown (Suffolk County Archaeological Service)
New Research in the Lycian Iron Age

12.15 Tony Keen (Open University)
‘Dynastic Lycia’ 15 Years On

12.45 Alan M. Greaves (University of Liverpool)
Illuminating the Land of Lights: New Heritage Research in Lycia

13.00 Lunch and Displays:

    Interactive display of RTI technology, using an
    inscription from the Garstang Museum of Archaeology ( JR Peterson Garstang, University
    of Liverpool) Display stand from the Turkey-EU conservation
    project ‘Illuminating The Land of Lights’

Peter Sommer Travels company display stand

    14.00 Michael Metcalfe (Peter Sommer Travels)
    Privateers, rusty cannons and castles: exploring Lycian Simena with the 19th
    century travellers

14.30 Richard Bayliss (Peter Sommer Travels)
Deciphering an extraordinary building
beneath the castle at Simena

15.00 Heinrich Hall (Peter Sommer Travels)

Just for Show? Hellenisation in Lycian Polities

15.30 Susan Williams (University of Liverpool)

From the Mountains to the Sea (and back again!): Transhumance in Lycia

16.00 Closing Remarks and Thanks


£20 including refreshments and lunch (no concessions)

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About Us:

The University of Liverpool’s Mediterranean Archaeology
Research Group is a large group of academics and research students who approach
the study of the ancient Mediterranean and adjoining regions of the Near East
and Europe. Our research methods include excavation, survey, scientific
analysis and documentary research. We actively seek to engage a wide audience
in discussion and exploration of our research via day schools, research
seminars and exhibitions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr Glenn Godenho (