Landscape Archaeology, Egypt and the Mediterranean World
Sponsored by Institut français d'archéologie orientale (Ifao)
Monday, September 20, 2010 to Wednesday, September 22, 2010

French Cultural Centre

The international colloquium Landscape Archaeology will be dedicated to Egypt and the Mediterranean context. Within the framework of relations between Man and his environment, the primary objective of the colloquium is to throw light on the evolution of the River Nile, a major component of the Egyptian landscape and its impact on the peripheral spaces (coasts, flood plain, desert wadis and their tributaries). However, are hoping to throw a wider net over the larger Mediterranean environment by welcoming additional case studies that will better emphasise Egyptian conditions. Landscape Archaeology will be held in Cairo. The opening session will take place in the conference room of Egyptian Geographical Society, which has kept its historic character. All sessions will be organised at the French Cultural Centre (CFCC), conveniently located in Central Cairo close to the IFAO.

The Cairo international colloquium on geoarchaeology is organised by the Institut francais d'archaeologie orientale (Ifao) in association with the Centre Europen de Recherche et d'Enseignement des Geosciences de l'Environnement (CEREGE, CNRS, UMR 6635) and the Centre Franco-Egyptien d'etude des Temples de Karnak (CFEETK), USR 3172, CNRS, under the patronage of the Working Group on Geoarchaeology of the International Association of Geomorphologists.

Organisers: Dr. Yann TRISTANT, Institut francais d'archaeologie orientale, Le Caire Dr. Matthieu GHILARDI, Centre Europen de Recherche et d'Enseignement des Geosciences de l'Environnement (CEREGE, CNRS, UMR 6635), Aix-en-Provence

Topics: The subjects developed during the colloquium concern all aspects of landscape archaeology.

Sessions will be dedicated to the following topics:
River landscapes
Coastal landscapes
The Nile and its delta
Desert landscapes
Urban landscapes
Archaeology and climatic changes
Archaeology and natural hazards
Archaeology and geomatics
Survey techniques
Historical sources and landscapes

Languages: French and English

Deadline to submit an abstract: 31st of March

Proceedings: All presentations, oral presentations or posters, will be reviewed by an international scientific committee for publication. The organisers will then propose a list publication's intentions to the chief editors of the following journals: Quaternary International Geomorphologie: relief, processus et environnement Geoarchaeology

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