5th Annual Meeting of the Necropolis Research Network

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The Network aims to bring together people working on any aspect of mortuary archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Near East between the Dark Ages and the Late Roman periods. Although mortuary remains –arguably– represent one of the most dominant categories of evidence for this period/region, we feel that its scholars are widely scattered, not only geographically, but also in terms of methodological and theoretical approach. We believe that we can benefit greatly from closer collaboration. This network, thus, is primarily intended to facilitate an exchange of ideas and methodological best practices between practitioners working in different contexts (Archaeological Service, Universities, Research Centres, Musea).
Although the Network includes scholars who come from different backgrounds and adopt different approaches, we all share some general interests:
- the use of archaeological theory, and an interest in the social and cultural significance of mortuary practices
- the integration of different types of evidence (archaeological, historical, epigraphic, osteoarchaeological)
- the contextual analysis of different aspects of mortuary practices
- a desire to promote the study of human remains and the application of scientific applications on archaeological materials.
2022 Co-organisers: National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Netherlands Institute at Athens, German Archaeological Institute, University of Groningen)
Event typeConference
Conference number5
LocationAthens, GreeceShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational