Thracia Pontica VIII
13-19 September 2003, Sozopol. Bulgaria
The 8th International Symposium THRACIA PONTICA will be held in Sozopol, Bulgaria from 13 September to 19 September 2003. The Symposium is organized by the Bulgarian Centre for Underwater Archaeology in co-operation with the Institute of Thracology Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Special thanks go to the International Society of Environmental Micropaleontology, Microbiology and Meiobenthology and Avalon Institute of Applied Science, Canada for the assistance provided in organizing the Symposium.
The main topic of the Symposium will be THE ANCIENT CULTURES OF THE PONTIC AREA AND THEIR ASSOCIATION TO THE SEA.
The Symposium will discuss the ancient maritime history of the Black Sea and its relation to adjacent basins, as well as the different approaches to research in maritime studies with special regard to their application in maritime archaeology. It will look at the Black Sea as source of livelihood and means of communication and interaction between the ancient Pontic cultures and those of the adjacent basins. Interdisciplinary approach to the subject is strongly encouraged.
September 13 registration of the participants and official opening of the Symposium at 19.30 h.
September 14 17 – four days with 2 sessions each day followed by discussions. Special session will focus on CURRENT PROJECTS related to maritime history and archaeology. Actual division of time and number of sessions will be made and distributed on the basis of registered interest of the participants.
September 18 – Excursion. The Organizational Committee suggests two excursions to important
September 19 – Departure.
Participants are invited to register by 1 April 2003. Preliminary programme will be delivered with the second circular by 30 April 2003.
Registration fee (conference hall, materials, transportation from Burgas to Sozopol on arrival/departure) 40 USD.
Accommodation (per night) single room 16 USD
THRACIA PONTICA VIII
Participants are invited to send back with the registration form a short
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