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BPC 2015

  Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the official info about the Settlements, culture and population dynamics in Balkan prehistory. On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committee, we are providing info about this international and inter/transdisciplinary conference composed of lectures, panel discussions and exhibition.

The prehistoric period in the Balkans undoubtedly attracts attention related to the questions about the spatial and temporal boundaries of the ancient societies, showing the common patterns, or maybe interweaving cultures. The conference theme “Settlements, culture and population dynamics in Balkan prehistory” is designed to encourage and inspire different ways of thinking about the past in the prehistory of the Balkan peninsula.

The main aim of the conference is to gather the experts from the Balkans and wider, and to discuss the latest achievements in the field of archeology. The topics will be focused on main aspects of Balkan prehistory: methodological and theoretical frameworks for interpreting the archaeological record, artifact analyses and related disciplines. The conference offers the opportunity to get up close to Balkan prehistory and to discover some of the mysteries or challenges about this enigmatic period.

The main topics of the conference were:

• Landscape, settlements and human interaction • Social relation and cultural dynamics of societies • Interpretation of cults, rites and symbols • Technological achievements • Art and material culture • Bio-archaeological perspectives • Managing archaeological heritage • Current research

The ‘Settlements, culture and population dynamics in Balkan prehistory’ conference allowed both undergraduate and postgraduate students of archaeology and related disciplines an unprecedented opportunity to share innovative research and views on the past.

The conference is being organized by HAEMUS – Center for scientific research and promotion of culture.


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