CONFERENCE: Red Sea VIII: Coveted Treasure

The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University of Warsaw is organizing the next Red Sea VIII Conference. It will be held in Warsaw on 4–9 July 2017.

The subtitle, “Coveted Treasure,” alludes to the main focus of the conference which is on the economy of natural resources. Issues related to their extraction, processing and subsequent trade, that stood behind a flourishing crafts industry throughout the long history of the region, will be discussed in the four main panels of the conference.

The international archaeological conference on the peoples of the Red Sea region and their environment is held bi-annually and was previously hosted by the British Museum, University of Southampton, University of Exeter (UK), University of Tabuk (KSA) and University of Naples “L’Orientale” (Italy).

See the First circular for a Call for Papers, and the Registration form for further details.

Another event will be held conjointly with the RS VIII: a conference on "The Arabian Red Sea Route" organized by the PCMA’s Aynuna Project on 3 July 2017.

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