Dr. Phillip W. Stockhammer and Bogdan Athanassov
Professor of prehistoric archaeology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University; Assistant prof. in Archaeology at New Bulgarian University;
on Thursday, March 30, 2023
1 pm New York (EDT),
6 pm London, UK (GMT),
8 pm Sofia, Bulgaria (EET)
The event will last approximately 90 mins including Q&A.
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The Late Bronze Age site of Bresto is located on a small acropolis-like
hill in the mountains of South-western Bulgaria, 125 km to the north of the
Aegean coast. Despite its remote location, the
site has yielded objects, as well as architectural features, that show it was
far from isolated. In fact, it was probably well integrated into regional and over-regional
networks as evidenced by the Aegean
and other “foreign” objects that were appropriated and “translated” into the local context.
this lecture, we will present the architectural remains and their significance in
terms of power relationships. Furthermore, we will explore the role of
architectural remains in the creation of socio-political realities at the end
of the Late Bronze Age (1300-1200 BCE). This period is defined by the architectural
heyday of the Mycenaean palaces, but also by the collapse of the most important
polities in the entire Eastern Mediterranean.