PROGRAMME

This is the programme for the Cultures of Stone Conference . All abstracts are available as links. Please click on the title of the article for individual abstracts.

Thursday 18th September - National Museum of Ireland
14:50 Welcome
15:00 15:45 Opening Keynote Address: "Written in stone? Exhibiting world archaeology in Cambridge", Dr Chris Wingfield (Senior Curator, Archaeology and Anthropology Museum, University of Cambridge)
15:45 16:00 Q & A
19:30 21:30 Conference Dinner - Tickets available with Registration. Click here for details.

Friday 19th September - W.J. Clinton Auditorium, UCD Belfield Campus
08:30 09:00 Registration
SESSION 1 - Built in Stone: Engagements with Monuments, Sculptures, and Structures
Chair: Dr Suzanne O'Neill, Research Associate, Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin
09:00 09:20 'The Living Stones': Contemporary Sensory Engagements with Megalithic Monuments in Cornwall
Elizabeth Pratt (PhD Candidate), Division of Archaeology, University of Cambridge
9:20 09:40 The stones of Apollo
Nikos Skoutelis (PhD) Associate Professor; School of Architectural Engineering, Technical University of Crete.
09:40 10:00 State of Stone: Resilience and Fragility in Josef Sudek's Prague
Adele Tutter (MD, PhD), Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell School of Medicine, Cornell University
10:00 10:20 ‘Living Stones Built Up’: Symbolism in Irish Round Towers.
Sarah Kerr (BSc, MSc) School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast.
10:20 10:30 Q & A
10:30 10:50 Coffee Break and Poster Session
10:50 11:10 Persia's Influence on the Stone Art of the Han Dynasty
Achirat Chaiyapotpanit (PhD), Lecturer, Art History Department, Archaeology Faculty, Silpakorn University, Thailand
11:10 11:30 The fisheries in the shaping of the cultural landscape of the Minho river valley, Portugal
Rui Madail (MA) and Dr Miguel Malheiro, Universidade Lusíade, Porto
11:30 11:50 The Materiality of the Trace: Upcycled Marble and the Memorial Functions of Athenian Fortification Walls
Sarah Rous (PhD Candidate in Classical Archaeology) Department of the Classics, Harvard University
11:50 12:10 Famously Gone: the Ancient Stones of Cyprus and the Construction of the Suez Canal Elizabeth Hoak-Doering, Associate Professor of Fine Art, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
12:10 12:20 Q & A
12:20 13:20 Lunch
SESSION 2 - Written in Stone: Interactions with Stone Surfaces
Chair: Dr Clíodhna Ní Lionáin, UCD School of Archaeology
13:20 13:40 Ogham stones – a uniquely Irish monument precariously standing between pre-history and history
Nora White (PhD) Principal Investigator, Ogham in 3D project. School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
13:40 14:00 Petroglyphs, personhood and collaborative relationship
Sandra Adams (PhD)DCA, Curtin University, Bentley, Western Australia
14:00 14:20 Multi-sensory engagements with stone surfaces on the African continent: evidence from landscape and architectural contexts
Cornelia Kleinitz (PhD), Department of Egyptology and Northeast African Archaeology Institute of Archaeology, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
14:20 14:40 Rocks are in the Eye of the Beholder: Rock Art and Perception of the Territory in the Talampaya National Park
Lorena Ferraro (PhD candidate) Universidad de Buenos Aires; National Parks Administration and Aixa Vidal (PhD) Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain/INAPL, Argentina
14:40 15:00 Shadows and Light – Using Reflective Transformation Imaging to examine historical graffiti at ancient monuments
Gary Dempsey (MSc researcher) Digital Design Studio, Glasgow School of Art
15:00 15:10 Q & A
15:10 15:30 Coffee Break and Poster Session
SESSION 3 - The Movement, Trade and Exchange of Stone
Chair:Dr Joanna Day, UCD Classical Museum, UCD School of Classics
15:30 15:50 Yapese Stone Money: Local Marble as a Potential Inspiration for Producing Limestone Exchange Valuables in Palau, Micronesia
Dr Bosiljka Gumac (Professor, Department of Geosciences, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts) and Dr Scott Fitzpatrick (Associate Professor of Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon)
15:50 16:10 Island Heritage: The Neolithic Felsite Knives and Axes of Shetland
Bernard Gilhooly Irish Research Council Doctoral Scholar, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin, Brendan O’Neill Irish Research Council Doctoral Scholar, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin, Professor Gabriel Cooney School of Archaeology, University College Dublin
16:10 16:30 Travelling stone or travelling men? Models of sculpture production in the Early Middle Ages (8th-9th c.)
Michelle Beghelli (PhD fellow), Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz - Archaeological Research Institute
16:30 16:50 Spoilt for choice? On the interpretation of some flint and chert assemblages from the Irish Late Mesolithic and Early/Middle Neolithic
Sonja Laus, PhD Candidate, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin
16:50 17:00 Q & A
18:00 18:45 Keynote Address: 'Roman Colours of Power: Egyptian stones for the imperial metropolis, and beyond', Dr Hazel Dodge (Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin) - W.J. Clinton Auditorium, UCD Belfield Campus
18:45 19:00 Q & A
19:00 20:30 Wine Reception, W.J. Clinton Auditorium, UCD Belfield Campus

Saturday 20th September - W.J. Clinton Auditorium, UCD Belfield Campus
08:30 09:00 Registration
SESSION 4 - The Meaning and Experience of Stone in Ritual Practice
Chair: Dr Alan Peatfield, UCD School of Archaeology
9:20 09:40 Is it from the Dreaming, or is it Rubbish?: The Significance and Meaning of Stone Artefacts and their Sources to Aboriginal People in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia
Dr Edward McDonald, Ethnosciences and Bryn Coldrick (MA), Amergin Consulting, Australia
09:40 10:00 Looking through the crystal ball: Ethnographic analogies for the ritual use of rock crystal
Thomas Hess (MPhil University of Cambridge) PhD Candidate, University of Tübingen
10:00 10:20 Mouths of Stone: Case studies from Ireland and North Australia on the ritualistic and symbolic use of stone
Chris Read (Lecturer, Institute of Technology Sligo/UCD), Daryl Wesley and Billy O Foghlu (ANH Australia National University)
10:20 10:40 Q & A
10:40 10:50 Coffee Break and Poster Session
Chair: Dr Christina Haywood, UCD School of Classics
10:50 11:10 Sacred stones and rituals in Roman Near East
Dr Amélie Le Bihan, Associate Researcher, Archéologies et Sciences de l’Antiquité (ArScAn) UMR 7041, Paris
11:10 11:30 The political vitality of Mapuche stones
Dr André Menard, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Universidad de Chile
11:30 11:50 All of a heap: Hermes and the stone cairn in Greek antiquity
Jessica Doyle (IRC Postgraduate Scholar), School of Classics, University College Dublin
11:50 12:10 From stone bodies to tamed environment
Dr Claudia Defrasne, Associate researcher, Laboratoire Méditerranéen de Préhistoire Europe Afrique (LAMPEA), UMR 7269, CNRS. Aix Marseille Université
12:10 12:20 Q & A
12:20 13:20 Lunch
SESSION 4 - Continues in Room A - The Meaning and Experience of Stone in Ritual Practice
Chair: Dr Christine Morris, Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin
13:20 13:40 Worshiping and Stones on the Cycladic Islands
Erika Angliker (PhD Candidate), University of Zurich
13:40 14:00 “Flaming Torches: the Materiality of Fire on Roman Cinerary Urns” Liana Brent (PhD Candidate), Cornell University
14:00 14:20 Roman and Byzantine marble sarcophagi (3rd -13th c. AD): inscriptions, relief decoration and their diverse symbolic meaning
Dr Alexandra Karagianni, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
14:20 14:40 Bodies, Stones and Prayer: the hogbacked stones of early medieval Britain in their cultural and ritual context
Dr Victoria Whitworth, Centre for Nordic Studies, Orkney College, University of the Highlands and Islands
14:40 15:00 Stone grave building at the cemetery of Les Tombes at Estagel (Pyrénées- Orientales, France): some economic and symbolic aspects
Dr Joan Pinar Gil (Post-doctoral fellow, Labex RESMED, Paris) and Florian Ströbele (RGZM Mainz)
15:00 15:10 Q & A
15:10 15:30 Coffee Break & Poster Session
SESSION 5 - The Quarrying and Transformation of Stone
Chair: Dr Gabriel Cooney, UCD School of Archaeology
13:20 13:40 The Mourne granite Downpatrick High Cross
Mike King Down County Museum
13:40 14:00 Conceptual differences in rock procurement practices in the Stone Age of Southern Norway
Astrid Nyland (PhD Research Fellow) Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo
14:00 14:20 Turning Stone into Bread: Millstone Quarries in Post-Medieval Ireland
Niall Colfer (IRC Doctoral Fellow), School of Archaeology, University College Dublin
14:20 14:40 Labor and Limestone: The Relationship between Stone and Life in the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Quarry Town of Texas, Maryland
Adam Fracchia, University of Maryland, College Park
14:40 15:00 Defining Landscape use and Activity Strategy in Mesolithic Leicestershire, Central England: Some preliminary observations
Mark Powers (IRC Doctoral Fellow), School of Archaeology, University College Dublin
15:00 15:10 Q & A
15:10 15:30 Coffee Break & Poster Session
Chair: Dr Graeme Warren, UCD School of Archaeology
15:30 15:50 Processes of Stone Sculpture Immobilization during Implementation
Dr Séverine Moureaud, Centre Camille Jullian, University of Aix-en-Provence
15:50 16:10 Reuse, Revival, and Recarving: Ancient Granite Columns in Renaissance Rome
Michael Waters, (PhD Fellow) Worcester College, University of Oxford
16:10 16:30 Parallel chaînes opératoires in Cypriot Chalcolithic Chert practice
Kristina Älveby (PhD Candidate),University of Gothenburg
16:50 17:10 MAN MADE: Thoughts on tools and design through a series of contemporary prehistoric hand-axes
Dov Ganchrow, Lecturer, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design's Industrial Design Department, Jerusalem
17:10 17:20 Q & A
18:00 18:45 Keynote Address: “Stone is Stone: Towards an understanding of the properties of materials” Dr Chantal Conneller (Archaeology, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester) - W.J. Clinton Auditorium, UCD Belfield Campus
18:45 19:00 Q & A

Poster Session
1 The Megalithic Culture in the North of Jordan
Zeinab Bishtawi, Hashemite University, Jordan
2 The Dolchzeit revisited
Mark Daniel D'Sa
Aarhus Universitet, Danmark
3 Experimental Archaeology
Patrick Gaynor (BA, MA, UNE)
Consultant Archaeologist, Gunnedah, Australia
4 The stone is limited. Make the most of it. Roman Wits in the construction process
Almudena González Barrios
Department of Building and Architectural Technology. Upper Technical School of Architecture of Madrid, Spain
5 Living Stone - The Cave at Vari
Daniel Kearns (MA)
School of Classics, University College Dublin, Ireland
6 Stone altars of the early iron age as markers of cultural invasions
Ksenia Gennadyevna Konopleva (PhD candidate)
South Ural State University, Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation
7 The Geological Framework of 1st Tectonic Cycle Quarries Developed Within Chert-Bearing Cambrian and Ordovician Strata of the Kittatinny Supergroup: NW New Jersey/ SE New York State
Philip Laporta (PhD)
Margaret Brewer-LaPorta (PhD)
Scott Minchak (MA)
The Center for the Investigation of Native and Ancient Quarries and Department of Chemistry and Physical Science, Pace University, New York, USA
8 Geological Constraints on Extraction Technology, from the Chain of Operation to the Ritualized Giving Back Processes
Philip LaPorta (PhD)
The Center for the Investigation of Native and Ancient Quarries and Department of Chemistry and Physical Science, Pace University, New York, USA
Karl Sziekelda (PhD)
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Scott Minchak (MA)
Margaret Brewer-LaPorta (PhD)
The Center for the Investigation of Native and Ancient Quarries and Department of Chemistry and Physical Science, Pace University, New York, USA
9 A Landscape of Rocks: The Symbolism of Stone Monuments in Neolithic Ireland
Ana C. Moliterno Lopes de Oliveira (MA Researcher)
Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteról, Brazil. CAPES/NEREIDA
10 Remarks on the Stone Pillars of Göbeklitepe
Ayyüce Salman
Hitit Universitesi, Çorum, Turkey
11 Female representations in Central Asian petroglyphs
Arturo Sánchez Sanz (PhD Candidate)
Department of Ancient History, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
12 Spirally-fluted columns: origins, context and 'architectural fantasy'
Hannah Snell (MPhil. University of Oxford)
Independent Researcher