Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones used in Antiquity

ASMOSIA VII

 

7th International Conference

 

             Thassos, Greece 15 – 20 September 2003


 
The conference is sponsored by:

ˇ  The Greek Ministry of Culture

ˇ  The Greek Ministry of the Aegean

ˇ  The Association of Marble Enterprises of Macedonia and Thrace

ˇ  The Laskarides Marble S.A.

ˇ   F.H.L. I. Kyriakidis Marble S.A. 


 

 

(For news on the publication of the Proceedings go to home page)

 

 

FINAL PROGRAM

 

 

 

Sunday 14/9/2003

 

17:00 – 19:00 Pre-Registration at the Conference building “Kalogeriko”

 

 

 

Monday 15/9/2003

 

08:30 – 09:30 Registration at the Conference building “Kalogeriko”

09:30 – 10:00 Welcome remarks – Opening of the Conference

10:00 – 10:30 Invited talk: “The Island of Thassos and the Aegean World”

                                             Ch. Koukouli-Chryssanthaki and S. Papadopoulos

 

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

 

Session I: Specific Archaeological Questions – Use of Marble

 

Chairperson:

 

11:00 – 11:20 Thassian marble: A connection between Thassos and Thessaloniki

Th. Stefanidou-Tiveriou

 

11:20 – 11:40 Tivoli Centaurs and the Thassian legacy

G.A. Hess

 

11:40 – 12:00 Thassian Julios Caesar

E.J. Walters

 

12:00 – 12:20  Macedonian workmanship in a Thassian marble Hadrian in providence?

G.E Borromeo, J.J. Herrmann, Jr., and N. Herz

 

12:20 – 12:40  White marbles in the triclinium of the casa del Bacciale d’Oro (VI, 17, INS.OCC., 42)

J. Clayton Fant, S. Cancelliere, L. Lazzarini, M.P. Martinez, B. Turi

           

12:40 – 13:00 Capitals with fine-toothed acanthus and the quarries of Dokimeion

J.J. Herrmann, Jr., and R. Tykot

           

13:00 – 13:20 A new head of Augustus from Herculaneum: A marble survivor of Vesuvius’ pyrosclastic surge

J. Pollini

 

13:20 – 16:00 Lunch Break

 

Chairperson:

 

16:00 – 16:20 Harvard’s marble boy: a case study in early restoration

                        A. Jones

 

16:20 – 16:40 The Naxian Colossus at Delos: “Same Stone”

                        P.A. Butz

 

16:40 – 17:00  Investigations on marbles and stones used in Augustean monuments of western alpine provinces

A. Betori, M. Gomez Serito, P. Pensabene

 

17:00 – 17:20  Fluvian amphitheatre: the cavea and the portico. Comments about the quality, quantity and the working of its marbles

                        F. Bianchi, M. Bruno, A. Coletta

 

17:20 – 18:00 Coffee Break

 

Chairperson:

 

18:00 – 18:20  New investigations on the pedimental sculptures of the “Hieron” of Samothrace: a preliminary report

                        O. Palagia, Y. Maniatis, E. Dotsika, D. Kavoussanaki

 

18:20 – 18:40  Provenance investigation of some marble sarcophagi from Arles with stable isotope and maximum grain size analysis (13)

                       V. Gaggadis-Robin, C. Sintes, D. Kavoussanaki, E. Dotsika, Y. Maniatis

 

18:40 – 19:00 The marble world of Hagia Sophia

                        J.Trilling

 

19:00 – 19:20 Faustino Corsi and the coloured marbles of Derbyshire

                        L. Cook, I. Thomas

 

21:00   Welcome Party

 

 

 

Tuesday 16/9/2003

 

Session II: New Quarries

 

Chairperson:

 

09:00 – 09:20 A granodiorite quarry of ptolemaic-roman age in Wadi Abu Bokari, Eastern desert, Egypt           

                      J. A. Harrell

 

09:20 – 09:40 Characterization of calacarenite quarries in East Crete: sourcing Ashlar blocks at Gournia

                        S. Pike, J. Soles

 

 

Session III: Quarring techniques and geology

 

Chairperson:

 

09:40 – 10:00 New findings in the extraction of red granite during the new Kingdom and Roman period at the unfinished obelisk quarry, Aswan

                        A. Kelany

 

10:00 – 10:20 Hard stone quarring in the Egyptian old Kingdom (3rd Millenium BC): rethinking the social organisation

                        E. Bloxam, P. Storemyr, T. Heldal

 

10:20 – 11:00 Coffee break

 

11:00 – 11:20 The ancient Egyptian quarry at Dibabiya

                        T. Endo, S. Nishimoto

 

11:20 – 11:40 Pharaonic limestone quarries in Wadi Nakhla/Egypt

                        D. Klemm, R. Klemm

 

11:40 – 12:00 Ancient and modern quarries in Delos        

P. Hadjidakis, D. Matarangas, M. Varti-Matarangas

 

12:00 – 12:20 The Ephesian marble quarries. Topography, analysis, conclusions

                       K. Koller, P. Depaepe, L. Moens

 

12:20 – 12:40 Geological constraints on the development of prehistoric quarries

                        P. LaPorta

 

12:40 – 13:00 GPS and GIS methodology in the mapping of chephren´s quarry, upper Egypt: a significant tool for the documentation and interpretation of the site

                        T. Heldal, P. Storemyr, A. Salem, E. Bloxam, I. Shaw, R. Lee

 

13:00 – 13:20 Ancient stone quarries: vulnerable archaeological sites threatened by modern development

                       P. Storemyr, T. Heldal

 

13:20 – 16:00 Lunch Break

 

16:00 – 18:00 Poster session

 

 

Session IV: Stone Carving and Dressing and Databases

 

Chairperson:

 

18:00 – 18:20 Some rectangular sarcophagi from Roman period in Thassos, from the quarry to the purpose place

                        M. Wurch-Kozelj, T. Kozelj

 

18:20 – 18:40 A reinterpretation of the block concerning the wine law in Thassos

                        T. Kozelj, M. Wurch-Kozelj

 

18:40 – 19:00 Considerations about ancient sculptural technique

                        M. Bruno

 

19:00 – 19:20 Coprus of ancient greek quarries    

G. Kokkorou-Alevras, E. Poupaki, A. Chatziconstantinou, A. Efstathopoulos

 

21:00              Garden Party at the French School

 

 

 

Wednesday 17/9/2003

 

Session V: Pigments and paintings on marble

 

Chairperson:

 

09:00 – 09:20 Polychrome Helenistic sculpture in Delos. Research on surface treatments of ancient marble sculpture. Part II

                        B. Bourgeois, P. Jockey

 

09:20 – 09:40 The role of X-ray fluorescence analysis towards the characterisation of pigments and techniques applied on Hellenistic marble sculpture and paintings

                        H. Breculaki, A. Karydas, P. Jockey, B. Bourgeois

 

 

Session VI: Provenance identification-marble

 

09:40 – 10:00 Calcitic marble from Thassos in Macedonia and in Nea Anchialos, Magnesia, central Greece

A. Mentzos, V. Barbin, J. J. Herrmann Jr

 

10:00 – 10:20 The torre sgarrata wreck: characterisation and provenance of white marble artefacts in the cargo

                        A. Calia, M.T. Gianotta, L. Lazzarini, G. Quarta

 

10:20 – 10:40 The use of calcitic and dolomitic Thasian marbles at Cyrene

                        D. Attanasio, S. Kane, R. Platania, P. Rocchi

 

10:40 – 11:20 Coffee Break

 

11:20 – 11:40 Marmor Thessalicum (verde antico): Source, Distribution, and Characterisation

                        L. Lazzarini, S. Cancelliere

 

11:40 – 12:00 Marble objects from Asia minor in the Berlin collection of classical antiquities: Characteristics and provenance

                        T. Cramer, K. Germann, W.–D. Heilmeyer, V. Kaestner

 

12:00 – 12:20 On the provenance of white marbles used in the baths of Caracalla in Rome

                        M. Bruno, C. Gorgoni, P. Pallante

 

12:20 – 12:40 Marble from Pentelikon, Paros, Thassos and Proconnesus in ancient Israel: an attempt at chronological distinctions

                        M. Fischer

 

12:40 – 13:00 Dolomitic marble from Thassos in the Montemartini Museum, Rome

A. Van den Hoek, J. J. Herrmann Jr, R. Newman, E. Talano

 

13:00 – 13:20 The torre sgarrata wreck (South Italy): marble artefacts in the cargo

                        F. Gabellone, M. T. Giannotta, A. Monte, A. Alessio

 

13:20 – 16:00 Lunch Break

 

Chairperson:

 

16:00 – 16:20 Stable isotope analysis of three mythological sarcophagi at the Risd Museum

                        F. Van Keuren, L. P. Gromet

 

16:20 – 16:40 The "Keros Hoard": provenance of marbles and their possible sources with a combination of scientific techniques

                        Y. Maniatis, P. Sotirakopoulou, K. Polikreti, E. Dotsika, I. Tzavidopoulos

 

16:40 – 17:00 Provenance investigation of neolithic marble vases from Limeraria, Thassos: Imported marble to Thassos?

                        Y. Maniatis, S. Papadopoulos, E. Dotsika, D. Kavoussanaki, E. Tzavidopoulos

 

17:00 – 17:20 Provenance study of Roman marble artefacts of an excavation near  Oberdrauburg (Carinthia, Austria)

                        M. Unterwurzacher, H. Stadler, C. Franzen, P. Mirwald

 

17:20 – 18:20 POSTER SESSION and Coffee Break

 

 

Session VII: Provenance identification-other stones

 

Chairperson:

 

18:00 – 18:20 Early Neolithic obsidian trade in Northern Italy: New results from Isola del Giglio

                        R. H. Tykot, M. Brandaglia, M. D. Glascock, R. J. Speakman

 

18:20 – 18:40 Characterisation of obsidian samples from Monte Arci (Sardinia, Italy): implications for provenance studies

                        S. Meloni, C. Luglie, M. Oddone, L. Giordani

 

18:40 – 19:00 On stones used as tesserae of Roman mosaics (Lombardy, Italy)

                        R. Bugini, L. Folli

 

19:00 – 19:20 The natural building stones of Helenistic to Byzantine sagalassos: provenance determination through petrographic analysis and stable isotope geochemistry

                        P. Degryse, P. Muchez, E. Trogh, M. Waelkens

 

19:20 – 19:40 Provenance of soapstone used in medieval buildings in the Bergen region, West Norway

                        O. J. Jansen, T. Heldal, R. B. Pedersen, S. H. H. Kaland

 

21:00              Symposium Dinner

 

 

 

Thursday 18/9/2003

 

Session VIII: Stone properties-restoration

 

Chairperson:

 

09:00 – 09:20 Characterisation of the timeless white marble of Thassos

                        K. Laskaridis, V. Perdikatsis

 

09:20 – 09:40 Correlation of mineralogy and physical properties from stones used for the restoration of ancient monuments in the Epidavros archaeological site

A. Tsikouras, K. Mihopoulos, K. Hatzipanagiotou, N. Ninis

 

09:40 – 10:00 Experimental study of the poro-mechanical properties of ancient foundation stones and restoration mortars encountered in the restoration works of the Tholos of Epidaurus

                        I. Vardoulakis, I. –O. Georgopoulos, A. Pachigianni

 

10:00 – 10:20 Study of the behaviour of Serpentinite stones used for the construction of ancient Dioklitianoupoli in Northern Greece

I. Papayianni, M. Stefanidou

 

10:20 – 11:00 Coffee break

 

11:00 – 11:20 Conservation and restoration of marble sculptures in ancient Greece: the case of archaic sculpture

                        E. Leka

 

11:20 – 11:40 Mechanical properties of Dionysos marble tested in Triaxial compression

I.–O. Georgopoulos, I. Vardoulakis, J. Labuz

 

11:40 – 12:00 Where have all the columns gone? The re-use and loss of antiquities in the Eastern Mediterranean

                        M. Greenhalgh

 

Session IX: Techniques and developments

 

Chairperson:

 

12:00 – 12:20 Provenance studies of Lapis Lazuli nondestructive prompt gamma acivation analysis (PGAA)

I. Zöldföldi, Zs. Kasztovszky

 

12:20 – 12:40 Raman microspectrometry and PIXE investigation of Maya green stones from Calakmul, Mexico

                        T.–H. Chen, R. Garcia-Moreno, M. Menu

 

12:40 – 13:00 An attempt for Greek marble discrimination based on trace- and isotope- analyses combined with mineralogical and petrographical analysis

                        K. Kritsotakis, V. Perdikatsis, K. Laskaridis

 

13:00 – 13:20 A non destructive methodology for the characterization of white marble of artistic and archaeological interest

                        F. Biricotti, M. Severi

 

13:20 – 16:00 Lunch break

 

Session X: Weathering effects

 

Chairperson:

 

16:00 – 16:20 Archaeometry of Chert tools: for a non-destructive geochemical approach

                        B. Moroni, I. Borgia, M. Petrelli

 

16:20 – 16:40 Classifying Maltese prehistoric limestone megaliths by means of geochemical data

                        J. Cassar

 

16:40 – 17:00 The geochemistry of superficial C-O isotopic alteration of ancient marble artefacts

                        C. Gorgoni, P. Pallante

 

17:00 – 17:20 Gypsum as a building material at the Minoan site of Knossos

                        K. Kouzeli, E. Zgoutela

 

17:20 – 17:40 Coffee break

 

17:40 – 18:00 Closing Remarks

 

18:00 – 19:00 ASMOSIA Association Members, Business Meeting

 

21:00              Dinner

 

 

 

POSTER SESSION

 

 (Tuesday 16/9/2003, 16:00-18:00 and Wednesday 17/9/2003, 17:20-18:20)

 

1.          In-situ cathodoluminescence measurements on surfaces of archaeological artifacts

P. Blanc, A. Blanc, D. Decrouez, P.-A. Proz, K. Ramseyer

 

2.          Fractal analysis (FA) and quantitative fabric analysis (QFA) data base of west anatolian white marbles

J. Zöldföldi, B. Székely

 

3.          "Granito del Foro" and "Granito di Nicotera": archaeometric problems

F. Antonelli, S. Cancelliere, L. Lazzarini , A. Solano

 

4.          The identification of the archaic marbles of Cyrene (Lybia)

L. Lazzarini, M. Luni, B. Turi

 

5.          The prehistoric ground stone implements from yartarla: the preliminary results of a geoarchaeological study in Tekirdag region (Eastern Thrace)

O. Ozbek

 

6.          The characterisation of rock texture on thin sections by digital image processing

N. Marinoni, A. Pavese, L. Trombino

 

7.          New isotopic and EPR data for 22 sculptures from the extramural sancuary of Demeter and Persephone at Cyrene

D. Attanasio, N. Herz, S. Kane

 

8.          White marbles from the Piazza d´Oro, the three exedrae and the building with peristyle and basin at Villa Adriana

D. Attanasio, G. Mesolella, P. Pensabene, R. Platania, P. Rocchi

 

9.          Mechanical characterisation of a conchyliates stone – the scale – and the strain – rate effects

N. L. Ninis, S. Kourkoulis, V. Bakolas

 

10.       Provenance study of marble from the Artemision of Ephesos

U. Muss, A. Bammer, L. Moens, P. de Pape, J. de Donder, K. Koller, M. Aurenhammer

 

11.       Marbles and coloured stones from the theatre of Caesaraugusta (Hispania)

P. Lapuente, B. Turi, P. Blanc

 

12.       The discovery of the greek origin of the" Breccia policroma della vittoria"

L. Lazzarini, F. Athanasiou

 

13.       Scientific characterisation of an important "Nero Antico" from Chios (Greece)

L. Lazzarini, B. Turi

 

14.       The mediterranean destribution of the most important stones of Roman and medieval  antiquity

L. Lazzarini

 

15.       The Certosa di Pavia monument: evaluation of the marble façade decay and implications for materials provenancing

L. Giordani, M. Oddone, S. Meloni

 

16.       New quarry blocks from the Fossa Traiana, Portus (Rome)

M. Bruno

 

17.       Archaeometry of Chert: a multi-method analytical approach

B. Moroni and P. Lapuente

 

18.       Geological – geomorphological observations and quantity measurements on the classical marble quarries of Aliki peninsula in Thassos (Greece), using remote sensing and GIS techniques

P. Tsompos, N. Epitropou, C. Skilodimou

 

19.       The use of coloured stones within marble décors of terrace house 2 in Ephesus

K. Koller

 

20.       The Opus Sectile pavements from the Baptistery in the Xanthos Cathedral (Lycia, Turkey)

M.–P. Raynaud, J. –P. Sodini

 

21.       Use of petrographic and geochemical parameters for archaeometric aims: the millstones of Ostia antica (Rome, Italy)

P. Morbidelli, P. Tucci, E. Azzaro, P. Pensabene

 

22.       Stone materials of the Roman villas around lake Garda (Italy)

E. Roffia, L. Folli, R. Bugini

 

23.       Gray marble sculpture in the montemartini (Capitoline) museum, Rome

R. H. Tykot, J. J. Herrmann Jr.

 

24.       Marble sculptures from the Rhode island school of design: provenance studies using stable isotope and other analyses

R. H. Tykot, G. E. Borromeo, K. Severson

 

25.       Sources of marble used for sculptures and mosaics in the Worcester museum of art

R. H. Tykot, M. Archambeault, L. Becker

 

26.       Archaeological problems of the "Kalzitkameo" from palazzo altemps in Rome

M. De Angelis d'Ossat

 

27.       Characterisation of stones used as stowage and Ballast in the ships of the ancient San Rossore harbour (Pisa)

E. Cantisani, F. Fratini, P. Pallecchi, E. Pecchioni, S. Rescic

 

28.       The survey of the marble veneering of the church of St. Vitale at Ravenna

N. Lombardini, G. Tucci, M. Iwade

 

29.       Stone in archaeology: towards a digital resource

K. Knowles, F. Lewis, D. Peacock

 

30.       New evidence of Roman quarrying from the El-Minya basalt flow, Tilal Sawda, Middle Egypt

P. Storemyr, T. Heldal , E. Bloxam, J. A. Harrell

 

31.       The Roman imperial quarries at Mons Porphyrites

J. B. Phillips

 

32.       Stone quarries in Kahramanmaraş valley (Southeastern Turkey) during the classical antiquity – preliminary results of a field survey

E. Laflı

 

33.       Quarrying at Termessos in Pisidia

G. Bradbury

 

34.       Geological and petrographic recognition of the construction materials in the ancient "via Egnatia"

K. Garagunis, A. Vgenopoulos, D. Katsinis, L. Oikonomidis, M. Papadakis, D. Pikopoulou-Tsolaki

 

35.       Ionic and charge mobility on weathered marble surfaces, studied by EPR spectroscopy

K. Polikreti, Y. Maniatis

 

36.       Sourcing the Stone Tools and Vessels from the North Sinai Survey Collection

J. S. Schneider, E. Oren, M. Gabay

 

37.       Ancient marbles from monumental structures in the Circus Flaminius in Rome and plastered travertine architectural elements of Bellona and Apollo Sosianus

Marilda De Nuccio

 

38.       Ancient construction (without mortar) and earthquake

A. Nakassis

 

39.       Gypsum: A Jewel in Minoan Palatial Architecture, Identification and Characterisation of its Varieties

S. Chlouveraki,  S. Lugli

 

1.          The taste of the marbles in Roman Villae (Tiburtina-Nomentana) (105)

M. Mariottini, E. Curti and E. Moscetti

 

 

FIELD TRIPS

Friday 19/9/2003

Field trip by coach to ancient and modern marble quarries

08:30   Departure by coach for a field trip to ancient marble quarries of Aliki, Byzantine marble quarries and various modern ones. On the way we will see various places of interest, archaeological sites (e.g. Neolithic and Bronze Age Limenaria), copper mines and some traditional villages of the island. Lunch at Aliki.

21:00   Return to Limenas

 

Cost of trip, including lunch: 30 Euros

 

 

Saturday 20/9/2003

 

Relaxing boat trip to dolomitic marble quarries

 

08:00   Departure by boat from Limenas. Visit by sea the quarries of Cape Fanari, Saliara, Vathy, Pyrgos, and other nice sites such as Panagia, Golden Sand Beech etc. Lunch on board.

 

16:00   Return to Limenas 

           

Cost of trip, including lunch: 30 Euros