Mediterranean palaeomobility: written sources, material networks and skeletal data

Session chairs: Dr Efthymia Nikita and Prof. Cyprian Broodbank

The connectivity of the Mediterranean Sea has been the focus of extensive research. The mobility of humans, objects and ideas has had a profound impact on the social structure of past populations since on the one hand it promoted connectivity but, on the other, it facilitated the emergence of distinct regional identities. This session aims at bringing together presentations that explore past mobility in different parts of the Mediterranean, adopting different analytical methods. Emphasis will be placed on contributions that synthesize diverse lines of evidence, including meta-analyses of published data that elucidate broad spatial/temporal patterns. Case studies addressing the mobility of humans, animals, ideas or material culture within a narrower geographic, temporal or methodological context are also welcome.