Entre les lieux et les non-lieux : le choix d'emplacement, un aspect des pratiques de dépôt

Communication présentée au séminaire thématique "Stock de métal, trésors, offrandes : autour des dépôts dits non funéraires", Centre archéologique européen du Mont Beuvray  Glux - en - Glenne, 29 – 31 mars 2017.

Entangled Sea conference

Progamme Monday, 11th June 2018
6-7pm Wine reception, Ellen Wilkinson Building, Graduate School Foyer Tuesday, 12th June 2018
9-10am Registration 10-11am Nicholas Purcell, Mediterranean histories, global contexts? 11-11.30am Coffee Evidence for Maritime Activity 11.30-12.10pm Cemal Pulak, The Shipwrecks of Constantinople’s Theodosian Harbor; Yenikapı, Istanbul 12.10-12.50pm Assaf Yasur-Landau, Rethinking ancient ports: maritime adaptation in the southern Levant during the Bronze and Iron Ages 12.50-2pm Lunch 2.00-2.40pm Giorgos Vavouranakis, Hybrid assemblages and maritime activity in the southern Aegean during the third millennium BC 2.40-3.20pm Jeff Emanuel, Entangled Sea(faring): Reconsidering the Connection between the Ships of the Sea Peoples, the Aegean, and ‘Urnfield’ Europe 3.20-3.50pm Coffee The Symbolic Sea 3.50-4.30pm Michal Artzy, On mariners, cult and ex-votos: Eastern Mediterranean longue durée 4.30-5.00pm End of day discussion 7pm onwards Conference dinner, Dimitri’s Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Piling up time: Late Urnfield and Early Iron Age hillforts of the Kupa region and cultural memory

Published in: D. Ložnjak Dizdar and M. Dizdar (eds.) Late Urnfield Culture between the Eastern Alps and the Danube, Proceedings of the international conference in Zagreb, November 7-8, 2013, Zbornik Instituta za arheologiju, vol. 9, 2017, pp. 77-86,

Authors: Zoran Čučković and Lazo Čučković

An interesting group of Late Bronze / Early Iron age hillforts featuring large earthen mounds can be defined in the lower Kupa region (Central Croatia). Apparently, this tradition is related to the contemporary culture of neighbouring west-central Bosnia and Herzegovina. These large mounds (on average 5 to 6 meters high and some 40 meters in diameter) are interpreted as ployvalent structures with both strategic and symbolic function. Considering their monumental character, large mounds are analysed as material results of memory practices (rather than as static identity markers). From this perspective, the Late Urnfield / Early Iron Age appears as a period of major change in the attitu…

Le géosymbole vu par l’archéologie

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Meet Senscape, a toolbox for the analysis of human landscape experience

Viewshed analysis plugin for QGIS has been evolving (slowly) and eventually acquired a new habitat: the Processing toolbox. It can now be used in custom models and scripts similar to other Processing providers (such as SAGA or GRASS). The transformation was not a simple one and the whole thing is in the experimental phase, as of writing. The title Senscape may seem too broad - what about senses other than vision? Well, these modules are in their embryonic stage, but they should find their place somewhere, once hatched. (I would be more than glad to collaborate with people developing algos for sound modelling, just leave me a message)
What’s new? analysis radius is variable, it can be specified individually, for each point
the algorithm will produce a textual report, which is very handy for statistical analysis (it provides information for quantifying the ratio of visible vs non-visible areas)
The report is available under Processing » History and Log
How does it wo…

L'émergence des castellieri en Istrie (nord-ouest de l'Adriatique) : l'apport de la prospection pédestre

Publié dans : Lachenal, T., Mordant, C., Nicolas, T., Véber, C. (dir.) - Le Bronze moyen et l'origine du Bronze final en Europe occidentale, de la Méditerranée aux pays nordiques (XVIIe - XIIIe siècle avant notre ère), Colloque APRAB "Bronze 2014", Strasbourg 17 au 20 juin 2014, Strasbourg, 689-697 (Mémoires d'Archéologie du Grand-Est 1)

Auteurs : Zoran Čučković et Élise Fovet
Résumé : Cette contribution présente les résultats préliminaires des prospections systématiques réalisées en Istrie du nord (Croatie). Ces travaux ont montré que l’âge du Bronze a laissé un signal fort dans le paysage, essentiellement sous la forme d'un "tapis" de tessons éparpillés, ce qui a permis de proposer un peuplement dispersé à cette période ; un mode d’habitat que l’on ne retrouve pas après le IIè millénaire av. n. e. C'est dans ce contexte que s’insèrent les habitats fortifiés (castellieri) typiques de l'âge du Bronze istrien.
Abstract:  This short paper presents…

Claiming the sea: Bronze Age fortified sites of the north-eastern Adriatic Sea (Cres and Lošinj islands, Croatia)

Published in: World Archaeology 2017, vol 49, issue 4, pp. 526-546  doi: 10.1080/00438243.2017.1341331

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Author: Zoran Čučković

Abstract: More than 1,000 Bronze and Iron Age hillforts can be listed for the eastern Adriatic region. These constructions left a mark on the landscape which is still perceptible today. In some cases, such as the island of Lošinj, this density is challenging to explain: almost thirty hillfort (or simply hilltop) sites were recorded on a rugged island with an area of 74km2. Different factors potentially involved in the formation of this settlement pattern are discussed (territorial control, surveillance, control of maritime networks), only to show that without considering some kind of symbolic display a plausible explanatory model cannot be devised. A new reading of the coastal seascape is proposed, inspired in part by costly signalling theory. Hillfo…