Scientific Activities in COVID Epoch? 4th Warsaw Seminar on Underwater Archaeology is on Next Week!

Previous year was not easy at all, also for archaeologists. Possibilities of fieldwork were very limited, especially for abroad expeditions, and the conferences happened nearly only in the virtual reality.

As the previous editions of the Warsaw Seminar on Underwater Archaeology gave both the participants and organizers loads of positive effects and satisfaction, we agreed that we don’t want to be pushed into the Internet! We succeeded in moving the funds forward in time (like in case of the previous one, also this edition is sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, DNK/SN/464684/2020) and – finally – we meet in November! And you can join us live via YouTube channel of Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw!

4th Warsaw Seminar on Underwater Archaeology will take place on the 18–20 of November 2021. Deadline for applications passed in April. Also this time, despite the pandemic, a huge interest of both ‘old friends’ and ‘debutants’ is close to sensational. We will host the researchers not only from Poland, but also Italy, Greece, Slovenia, Montenegro, Turkey, Croatia, Spain, Slovenia, Germany, Russia, Wales, Austria, and Switzerland…

With enormous pleasure we have introduced our keynote speakers. The whole conference will be opened by Ph.D. hab. Carlos de Juan from the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, University of Valencia (a guest of Professor Iwona Modrzewska-Pianetti, the head of the Underwater Archaeology Laboratory of the Faculty of Archaeology at UW) who will tell the story of the fascinating shipwreck Mazarrón 2. Professor Bartosz Kontny (Dean of the Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw and researcher of the one and only lake sacrificial site in Poland!) has invited an expert in the field of water cult, Ph.D. Xenia Pauli Jensen from the archaeological department in Moesgaard Museum, in Denmark. Her lecture will open the panel on the Sacrificial Sites in Waterbodies and Wetlands. The session on the on-water architecture, organized as a part of the National Science Centre grant (2018/29/N/HS3/02949), will be opened by a researcher of the Scottish crannogs, Ph.D. Derek Hamilton from the University in Glasgow.

Obviously, for the health security reasons, the conference has been planned in the sanitary ‘regime’ proper for the COVID situation. Due to that fact the number of places for the audience is limited. Only those, who have applied via the official online form will be allowed to participate. Others may listen to the presentations online, via YouTube channel Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw. The updates are always published at Facebook event: 4th Warsaw Seminar on Underwater Archaeology. We are also trying to update the website of the conference on the regular basis. 

See you soon!

PROGRAMME

18.11.2021 (Thursday)

18:30 first welcome and keynote speech

(venue: Ball Room, Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace)

The Shipbuilding Knowledge That Came from the Levant.
Mazarrón 2 Shipwreck and the Iberian Tradition with Phoenician Influence

by Ph.D. hab. Carlos De Juan

Universitat de València, Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Spain

19.11.2021 (Friday)

venue: Ball Room (Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace)

9:00 Opening ceremony

Ph.D. hab. Bartosz Kontny, prof. UW (Dean of the Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw / Head of the Scientific Committee of the 4th Warsaw Seminar on Underwater Archaeology)

His Magnificence Rector of the University of Warsaw prof. Ph.D. hab. Alojzy Nowak

Marcin Jamkowski, M.A. (Vice-President of the Polish Chapter of the Explorers Club)

SESSION I

Sacrificial Sites in Waterbodies and Wetlands

Chair: Ph.D. hab. Bartosz Kontny, prof. UW

09:25 session opening

09:30 keynote speech

Wetlands and Waterbodies: A Gateway to Another World?

by Ph.D. Xenia Pauli Jensen, Senior researcher

Moesgaard Museum, Department of Archaeology

10:00 Lubanowo in NW Poland. Small Lake and Plethora of Scientific Problems

Ph.D. hab. Bartosz Kontny, prof. UW (Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw)

10:20 Water Sacrum in the Middle Ages: Echoes of an Ancient Tradition and a New Chivalric Custom (?)

Ph.D. hab. Tomasz Nowakiewicz (Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw)

10:40 Ritual Activity of the Maya on the Basis of Underwater Research
in Lake Petén Itzá, Guatemala

Magdalena Krzemień, M.A. (Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University in Kraków); Bernard Hermes, M.A. (Petén Itzá Project); Małgorzata Mileszczyk, M.A. (Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw); Elżbieta Łuba

11:00 discussion 

SESSION II

Ships and Boats. Excavation, Preservation, Experiment, Reconstruction

Chair: Marcin Jamkowski, M.A. (The Explorers Club)

11:45 session opening

11:50 Copperplate Wreck. The Discovery of the Sixteenth-Century Wreck in the Dutch Part of the North Sea

Seger van den Brenk, M.A. (Skilltrade / Periplus Archeomare); Johan Opdebeeck, M.A. (Dutch Cultural Heritage Agency)

12:10 Punta Prima Project – Second-Century B.C. Shipwreck Excavation and In Situ Preservation

Enrique Aragon, Ph.D. (Flinders University/Balearic Institute of Maritime Archaeology); Javier Rodríguez Pandozi, M.A. (Balearic Institute of Maritime Archaeology); Małgorzata Mileszczyk, M.A. (Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw); Joanna Staniszewska, M.A. (Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw)

12:30 Adaptation. How Did Local Geography and Climate Determine the Standard
for Ancient Boatbuilding in the Philippines?

Marta Lazurek, M.A. (Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw)

12:50 The Hunt of Vistula Wrecks

Artur Brzóska, M.A. (Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw); Piotr Prejs, M.A. (Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences); Andrzej Szerszeń, M.A. (Sonars.pl)

13:10 discussion 

POSTER SESSION (13:30–14:00)

venue: Ball Room (Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace)

Acoustics Helps in Underwater Real Time Imaging. Adaptive Resolution Imaging Sonar (ARIS) in SZD1 Shipwreck Investigation

Piotr Maliński, Ph.D. (Institute of History, University of Szczecin); Paweł Mikołajewski, M.A B.Sc. (ESCORT Ltd.)

Wrecks of the Lower Oder on the Magnetic Anomaly Maps. Hydrographic and Geophysical Research of Selected Objects of Underwater Cultural Heritage in 2020

Piotr Maliński, Ph.D. (Institute of History, University of Szczecin); Izabela Bodus-Olkowska, M.Sc.  (Maritime University of Szczecin); Grzegorz Zaniewicz, M.Sc. (Maritime University of Szczecin)

100+ Wrecks: Results of Preliminary Research on Submerged Cultural Resources of the Lower Oder

Piotr Maliński, Ph.D. (Institute of History, University of Szczecin)

Review of the Scientific Activities of the Student Association for Underwater Archaeology, University of Warsaw

Patrycja Ciesielska, B.A., Bartosz Czyżewski, Franciszek Komorowski, B.A., Iwo Pawłowski, B.A., Adrian Zwierzyński (Student Association for Underwater Archaeology, Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw)

SESSION III

On the Borderline: Waterfront Archaeology Worldwide

Chair: Magdalena Nowakowska, M.A.

15:30 session opening

15:35 Fishing Rituality in Sicily: from Prehistory to Modern Age

Concetta Caruso, Ph.D. (Independent researcher); Giulia Raimondi, Ph.D. (University of Catania); Fabio Fancello, M.A. (Independent researcher)

15:55 Fishing Activities in the Arabian Gulf – Case of Failaka Island. Community, Tools, Practice

Magdalena Nowakowska, M.A. (Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw); Shehab A.H. Shehab (Independent researcher, Kuwait)

16:15 Between Land and Ocean. The Management of Rapa Nui Marine Resources
and Its Hinterland in Archaeological, Ethnohistorical and Ethnographic Sources

Maciej Sobczyk, Ph.D. (Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw); Hetereki Huke Ainsa, M.A. (Tepuku, Centre for Applied Studies in Rapa Nui and Other Islands); Lya Edmunds Hernández, M.A. (Tepuku, Centre for Applied Studies in Rapa Nui and Other Islands); Tahira Edmunds Gorman, M.A. (Tepuku, Centre for Applied Studies in Rapa Nui and Other Islands)

16:35 The Ancient Harbour of Lechaion: Wooden Structures in Harbour Building During the Late Antiquity

Panagiotis Athanasopoulos, M.A. (Danish Institute at Athens/University of Ljubljana)

16:55 discussion 

20.11.2021 (Saturday)

venue: Ball Room (Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace)

SESSION IV

Approach, Method, Law – Best Practice for Underwater Research

Chair: Cyril Dworsky, M.A.

10:00 session opening

10:05 From Introduction Hydrography to Certified Courses

Johan Stam, B.Sc. (Skilltrade)

10:25 Satellite Derived Bathymetry and Feature Detection. The Achziv Ridge
and the Harbour of Caesarea as Case Studies

Gerardo Diaz, M.A. (University of Haifa)

10:45 Application of Advanced Photogrammetric Techniques in the Prospective Archaeological Study of Submerged Karst Cavities. The Extraordinary Site of Ses Aiguades Cave

Manel J. Fumás Soldevilla, M.A. (University of Cádiz, EIDEMAR)

11:05 discussion 

SESSION VI

Water for Living – Great Architectural Enterprises and Simple Facilities

Chair: Małgorzata Mileszczyk, M.A.

11:30 session opening

11:35 keynote speech

Living on Water: Scientific Dating and Early Iron Age Dwelling
on a Scottish Highland Loch

by Ph.D. Derek Hamilton

Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre, University of Glasgow

12:05 Investigations of Submerged Neolithic Sites in NW Russia

Ekaterina Dolbunova, Ph.D.; Andrey Mazurkevich, scientific researcher/general curator  (The State Hermitage Museum)

12:25 Human-Environment Relationships in Serteya Region Based on the Results
of Environmental Archaeology Study

Ph.D. hab. Piotr Kittel, prof. UŁ (University of Łodź, Faculty of Geographical Sciences, Department of Geology and Geomorphology); Mateusz Płóciennik, Ph.D. (University of Łodź, Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Hydrobiology); Agnieszka Mroczkowska, M.A. (Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization); Ph.D. hab. Dominik Pawłowski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Institute of Geology); Daniel Okupny, Ph.D. (University of Szczecin, Institute of Marine and Environmental Sciences); Magda Wieckowska-Lüth, Ph.D. (University of Kiel, Institute of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology, Archaeobotanical and Palynological Laboratory); Andrey Mazurkevich, scientific researcher/general curator (The State Hermitage Museum); Ekaterina Dolbunova, Ph.D. (The State Hermitage Museum); Maxime Danger, M.Sc. (UMR 8215 Trajectoires, CNRS-Université Paris 1 Panthéon―Sorbonne); Emilie Gauthier, prof. (UMR CNRS 6249, Chrono-Environnement, Université Bourgogne-Franche-Comté); Ph.D. hab. Marek Krąpiec, prof. (AGH – University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, Kraków)

12:45 Plugging Holes in the Mondsee Group – the Recent Excavations in Austrian Pile Dwellings

Cyril Dworsky, M.A. (Kuratorium Pfahlbauten); Helena Seidl da Fonseca, M.A. (Kuratorium Pfahlbauten); Henrik Pohl, M.A. (Kuratorium Pfahlbauten); Thorsten Jakobitsch, Eng. (Austrian Archaeological Institute, Austrian Academy of Science); Andreas G. Heiss, Ph.D. (Austrian Archaeological Institute, Austrian Academy of Science); Jutta Leskovar, Ph.D. (Federal State Museum of Upper Austria)

13:05 First Results of the Paleo-landscape Research in Lake Piłakno Micro-region 

Małgorzata Mileszczyk, M.A. (Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw); Magdalena Nowakowska, M.A. (Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw); Ph.D. hab. Mirosława Kupryjanowicz, prof. UwB (University of Białystok, Faculty of Biology); Magdalena Fiłoc, Ph.D. (University of Białystok, Faculty of Biology); Dominika Kofel, M.A. (Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences)

13:25 Participation through Communication – Experiences with Public Relations Work around the Austrian Underwater Cultural Heritage

Fiona Poppenwimmer, B.A. (Kuratorium Pfahlbauten); Cyril Dworsky, M.A. (Kuratorium Pfahlbauten); Carmen Loew, M.A. (American International School Vienna)

13:45 discussion 

SESSION V

New Discoveries and Interpretations

Chair: Ph.D. hab. Andrzej Pydyn, prof. UMK

15:30 session opening

15:35 Old Discovery and New Research in Lake Śniardwy in the Masurian Lake District, Poland

Agata Grzędzielska, B.A. (Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw); Ph.D. hab. Bartosz Kontny, prof. UW (Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw)

15:55 The Results of Archaeological Research of Underwater Timber Constructions
in the Area of the Oldest Entrance to the Gdańsk Harbour

Paweł Litwinienko, M.A.; Krzysztof Kurzyk, Ph.D.; Janusz Różycki, M.A. (National Maritime Museum in Gdańsk)

16:15 Indicators of Trade Routes between Byzantium and Cities on the Eastern Adriatic Coast in the Middle Ages

Jelena Čelebić, M.A. (Koç University)

16:35 discussion, conclusions & farewells

Note: due to COVID sessions are available only for the registered participants.
All conference will be streamed online on the YouTube channel
Wydział Archeologii Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego.

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