Great Stones Symposium
Sponsored by The OTS Foundation
Monday, March 19, 2018

Sarasota / Bradenton area, Florida, USA
United States

CFP Deadline: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Second Call for Papers

Great Stones Symposium
​​19 & 20 March 2018

a fresh look at ancient monumentality on a global scale

In the long story of human development, there was little change for tens of thousands of years.  However, enormous revolution was on the horizon when the last Ice Age ended twelve thousand years ago.   In a relatively short span of time, the birth of monumental building (first) and agriculture (second) in Neolithic Anatolia led to developments that spread across the Mediterranean and Europe.  

What enticed people to start changing the landscape and leaving their mark?

How widely-spread do we find this phenomenon?

Can we put together pieces of what we know from various sites to better understand how we came to be who we are?

The GREAT STONES SYMPOSIUM welcomes contributions from researchers, scholars and technologists working across diverse disciplines, sites and practices, and cultural perspectives.   Typical presentation time for accepted papers is 25 minutes.  At least one author must attend to present and for inclusion in the conference publication.  Presentations and subsequent publication will be in English.

250-300 word abstracts of presentations should be submitted in English, in either Text, Word or PDF formats.   Please include author's background, and academic or institution affiliation

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Contact Information
Michelle Alexander
941 803 4908