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Kategorie: Rheinhessen, Tagungen

Internationale Tagung: „Ancient Weapons. New Research Perspectives on Weapons and Warfare in the 1st Milennium BC“

  • Beginn: Freitag, 20.09.2019 - 14:00 Uhr
  • Ende: Samstag, 21.09.2019 - 00:00 Uhr
  • Ort: Institut für Vor- und Frühgeschichte der JGU Mainz, Schönborner Hof, Vortragssaal (Untergeschoss), Schillerstraße 11, Mainz
  • Veranstalter: Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum; Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Archäologie; Fritz Thyssen Stfitung f. Wissenschaftsförderung
Beschreibung: 

Ergonomic design, finest selection of materials and high-developed technological background: to this date pre-, protohistoric and classical weapons have been some of the most appreciated items by warfare specialists all over the world. Modern archaeology goes beyond the interest in the exterior appearance of ancient weapons and focuses on the study of the single objects to explore new research avenues. Technological transfer, social interaction and conflict dynamics of ancient societies can be investigated through the analysis of weapons and warfare considering their material and symbolic features. Far from being objects for amateurs and collectors, ancient weapons become protagonists in historical and scientific reconstructions, with a huge potential as sources of knowledge. This conference is dedicated to the comparison of different research strategies on ancient weapons and warfare. The discussion will focus on weapons and on their archaeological and cultural contexts, their practical and symbolic use, and the complexity of their technological features. A selection of case studies presented in four small thematic sessions will offer the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary debates and define future research paths.

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