Drinks and Drugs: Entanglements of Aegean Pottery in Late Bronze Age Canaan
Free Public Lecture
Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre
Arts West Building
This talk will demonstrate how a transcultural and entangled approach to Mycenaean pottery and social drinking in ancient Greece and the Levant can show the potential for better understanding the social meaning of pottery.
This event is co-sponsored by the Classical Association of Victoria.
Professor Philipp W. Stockhammer, Professor for Prehistoric Archaeology (focus: Eastern Mediterraenean) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and Co-Director of the Max-Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean at Jena
Professor Philipp W. Stockhammer
Professor for Prehistoric Archaeology (focus: Eastern Mediterraenean) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and Co-Director of the Max-Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean at Jena
After his PhD on Mycenaean pottery from Tiryns at Heidelberg University in 2008, Philipp Stockhammer worked until 2016 as postdoctoral researcher at Heidelberg University, first within the Excellence Cluster ‘Asia and Europe in a Global Context: the Dynamics of Transculturality’. Since 2012, he is direction the excavation of the Late Bronze Age fortified settlement of Bresto in SW Bulgaria together with his Bulgarian colleagues. In 2013, he received the venia legendi for Prehistory at Basel University with his Habilitation (second book) *Material Entanglements – Appropriation of foreign Pottery in the Eastern Mediterranean Late Bronze Age*. Since 2015 he is PI and speaker of the BMBF funded cooperative research project ‘BEFIM – Meanings and Functions of Mediterranean Imports in Early Celtic Central Europe’ which studies the function and meaning of Attic (Greek) pottery of the 6th and 5th century BCE found in Early Celtic Central Europe on the basis of organic residue analyses. In 2015, he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant for his project ‘FoodTransforms: Transformations of Food in the Eastern Mediterranean Late Bronze Age’ in which framework he will study early globalization of food with the help of food traces in human dental calculus and residue analyses in pottery. His current research focuses on Early Bronze Age Central Europe and the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age in Southeastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean as well as material culture studies and transcultural studies with a particular interest in conceptual and methodological issues.