Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA)

Science 10.04.2016

The 20. Annual Meeting of the Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA) will be held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia on 12-14 May 2016. As it has been in the past, this symposium will continue to provide an important opportunity for scholars and researchers to come together and discuss their works in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Our spectrum is growing wider due to the increased importance and knowledge of interdisciplinary works in today’s scientific era.

Since prehistoric times the Mediterranean has been acting as a locale for interaction between groups inhabiting regions that are now studied mainly within the different sub-fields of ancient studies. In recent years, however, the development of research techniques and analytical models of archaeological evidence have identified similar historical paths that are similar if not, in some cases, common to these different areas of the ancient world from the West (Iberian peninsula) to the East (Anatolia and Levant) from the North (Europe, Black Sea Coast) to the South (Maghreb and Egypt).

The main theme of the 2016 meeting will be "Archaeology of the Northern Black sea". The Northern Black sea region is an area rich in archaeological sites, on the one hand, and subject to active industrial development. As in no other area is rapidly growing population. Develop port facilities. Built recreational facilities. The coastal zone has maximum pollution waste of human activity. It is for this reason this area is currently the center of attention of the scientific community.

The World Underwater Federation (CMAS) is pleased that this event will be carried out in Saint-Petersburg, Russia and wishes to thank the GAMA Coordinator

Dr. Sergey Fazlullin from the  P. P. Shirshov’s Institute of Oceanology RAS, Russia and Director Scientific Diving of the CMAS Scientific Committee.


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