Conferences - From Canaanites to 'Phoenicians' and 'Philistines':

Maritime Connectivity and Use of Coastal Resources as an Adaptation to Changing Political and Environmental Conditions CA. 2000-500 BCE

1st Meeting:
The first meeting of the group took place on November 19, 2019, at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UC San Diego.

Tuesday, November 19

Collapse, recovery and adaptation in the Levantine coast (1200-500 BCE): implication for global studies
Initiators: Thomas E. Levy (University of California, San Diego), Ayelet Gilboa (University of Haifa), Gil Gambash (University of Haifa) and Assaf Yasur-Landau (University of Haifa)

08:30 Coffee
09:00 Opening remarks by initiators

09:30-11:00 Session 1
Eric Cline (George Washington University) – The Collapse of Cultures at the end of the Late Bronze Age in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean
Philipp Stockhammer (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) – The Collapse of the Mycenaean Palaces revisited
Assaf Yasur-Landau (University of Haifa) – Collapse and Adaptation before and after the Late Bronze Age
11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Session 2
Ehud Galili (University of Haifa) Maritime activity in the Bronze and Iron Ages according to ship assemblages)
Ruty Shahack-Gross (University of Haifa) Micro-Geoarchaeology Tools to Decipher Collapse, Adaptation and Resilience
Gilad Shtienberg (University of California, San Diego) and Michael Lazar (University of Haifa) – Using marine geoarchaeology for identifying indicators of collapse
13:00-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-16:30 Session 3
Mirek Barta (Charles University) Punctuated transformations in Ancient Egypt – the end of the Old and New Kingdoms in multidisciplinary perspective
Thomas E. Levy (University of California, San Diego), George Papatheodorou, Maria Geraga, Dimitris Christopholou, Nikos Gregariou, Anthony Tamberino, Xenophon Dimas, Richard Walsh, Elias Spondylis, and Loren Clark – Investigating a Middle Bronze Age Submerged Town in Southwest Greece: The October 2019 Methoni Marine Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Project.
Geoff Braswell (University of California, San Diego) – Collapse and resilience in the Mayan heartland) Dynamic Cycling: Collapses and Renascences of the Ancient Maya
Gil Gambash (University of Haifa) – A Eulogy to Gradualism
16:30-17:00 Coffee break
17:00-18:00 Final discussion