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Published on Thursday, March 18, 2021Thursday, March 18, 2021 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

The conference aims at carrying on the international debate on the archaeological investigation of rock-cut spaces and stone quarries, considered as aspects of the same mining phenomenon: places in which specific empirical and handcrafted knowledge related to stone working is expressed and conveyed. The conference envisages a diachronic approach and therefore all case studies are welcome, without chronological limits.

Announcement

Presentation

The conference aims at carrying on the international debate on the archaeological investigation of rock-cut spaces and stone quarries, considered as aspects of the same mining phenomenon: places in which specific empirical and handcrafted knowledge related to stone working is expressed and conveyed. The conference envisages a diachronic approach and therefore all case studies are welcome, without chronological limits.

The conference will be held on 25 and 26 March 2021. For further information: https://www.mappalab.eu/en/echoes-of-stone-crafting/

Attendance

Links for attending the conference

Programme

Thursday 25 March

  • 09:00 Opening remarks
  • 09:20 Keynote lecture: Marie-Laure DERAT, The Historical and Archaeological Study of the Site of Lalibela and Its Challenges
  • 09:40 Discussion
  • 09:55 Luc STEVENS, Qualifications of Craftsmen Who Dug Souterrains in France (10th-16th Centuries) – Preliminary Results
  • 10:15 Francesca SOGLIANI and Brunella GARGIULO, The Vertical Stratigraphy in Rock-cut Complexes: The Case of the Church of S. Giovanni in Monterrone in Matera 
  • 10:35 Anaïs LAMESA, Being Left-handed and Ambidextrous in Rock-hewn Church Worksites Over Time: Methodological Reflections
  • 10:55 Discussion
  • 11:10 COFFEE BREAK
  • 11:20 Jean-Pierre GÉLY and Marc VIRÉ, The Technique of Extracting Building Stone by "Stone-walling and Back-filling" in Paris: An Innovation of the Late Middle Ages
  • 11:40 Fernando LIGUE-ENGAMBA, Stonework on the Mvanda Site in Haut-Nyong (East Cameroon): Lithic Remains and Rock’s Transformation Technique
  • 12:00 Manon ROUTHIAU, First Reflections on The Structural Analysis of Rock-hewn Caves in Lalibela’s Landscape, Ethiopia (First Results of the Surveys)
  • 12:20 Discussion
  • 12:35 Lunch Break
  • 13:45 Víctor Manuel LÓPEZ-MENCHERO BENDICHO, Ángel Javier CÁRDENAS MARTÍN-BUITRAGO, Ángel MARCHANTE ORTEGA and Jorge ONRUBIA PINTADO, The Millstone Quarry of Piédrola (Alcázar De San Juan, Spain)
  • 14:05 Katarina ŠPREM, What to Expect When You're Documenting and Excavating a Roman Quarry – Monte Del Vescovo, Istria, Croatia
  • 14:25 Daniel MORLEGHEM, When Quarry Waste Explains Tool Marks
  • 14:45 Discussion
  • 15:00 Sharing ideas and building bridges The IRAAR Network: An International Community for the Study of Quarries and Rock-cut Sites

Friday 26 March

  • 09:00 Opening remarks
  • 09:20 KEYNOTE LECTURE: Guillaume ROBIN, How do Rock-cut Architectures Relate With their Environment? The Example of Prehistoric Rock-cut Tombs in Ossi, Sardinia (Italy)
  • 09:40 Discussion
  • 09:55 Marie-Elise PORQUEDDU, Know-how and Technical Environment: Rethinking Through Technical Study the Emergence of Rock-cut Tombs in The Neolithic Mediterranean
  • 10:15 Nuria CASTAÑEDA, Susana CONSUEGRA, , Javier BAENA, Pedro DÍAZ-DEL-RÍO, Middle Palaeolithic Flint Extraction at Casa Montero (Madrid, Spain)
  • 10:35 Daniela GALAZZO, A Study of Quartzite Quarries in Egypt
  • 10:55 Discussion

11:10 COFFEE BREAK

  • 11:20 Thierry GRÉGOR, Jérôme ROHMER, A. ALSUHAIBANI, Stone Extraction in Northwest Arabia, from the Iron Age to the Early 20th Century. New Insights from Dadan (Saudi Arabia)
  • 11:40 Claudia SCIUTO, The Hand, the Mind, and the Stone: Technical Tendencies and the Development of Collective Know-how in Stone Extraction Procedures
  • 12:00 Germano GERMANÒ, Underground and Open-pit Quarries in Polignano a Mare (Italy): A Preliminary Investigation
  • 12:20 Discussion

12:35 LUNCH BREAK

  • 13:45 Paul PEIGNOT, The Alleged Pre-Nabataean Chambers at Hegra
  • 14:05 Christopher J. LYES, Theorising Ancient Quarries: How Far Have We Come?
  • 14:25 Giancarlo PASTURA, Elisabetta DE MINICIS, Matteo ZAGAROLA, Letizia TESSICINI, The Evolution of Negative Architectures: Two Cases From Orte (VT, Italy)
  • 14:45 Discussion
  • 15:00 KEYNOTE LECTURE: Francesca SOGLIANI, The DARHEM Project - Digital Atlas of Rupestrian Heritage of Matera
  • 15:20 Discussion

Date(s)

  • Thursday, March 25, 2021Thursday, March 25, 2021
  • Friday, March 26, 2021Friday, March 26, 2021

Attached files

Keywords

  • quarry, rock-hewn monument, archaeology, diachrony

Contact(s)

  • Anaïs Lamesa
    courriel : anaislamesa [at] yahoo [dot] fr

Information source

  • Anaïs Lamesa
    courriel : anaislamesa [at] yahoo [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« From Quarries To Rock-Cut Sites. Echoes of Stone Crafting », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Thursday, March 18, 2021Thursday, March 18, 2021, https://calenda.org/856483

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