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Public conferences and lectures

I became a member of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) in 2001, and I presented papers at all annual meetings ever since. I am also a member of  UISPP (attended Lisbon Congress and will attend Burgos congress in 2014), and the World Archaeological Congress, attended WAC-6 in Dublin.

I have also organised a session on exotica in the prehistoric Mediterranean at the thirteenth EAA meeting that has been published by Oxbow Books in 2011. A further volume on sessions organised at WAC and EAA meetings is due to be published.

Here is a historic list of my main presentations. Please check also the publications page, many presentations have now been published in print.

  • Vianello, A., Tykot, R. H. and Freund, K. P. (May 2015) Early Mediterranean trading networks: tales from obsidian. Poster presented at the Central Mediterranean Prehistory Seminar, University College London.

  • Vianello, A. (March 2015) From survival to preservation: water management in Veneto. Poster presented at the twentieth “In Poseidons Reich” conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Unterwasserarchäologie, Germany.

  • Freund, K. P., Tykot, R.H. and Vianello, A. ( January 2015) Post-Neolithic Obsidian Consumption and Early Metallurgy in the Western Mediterranean. Poster presented at the 116th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, January 8-11, New Orleans, LA. [Abstract published in Archaeological Institute of America 116th Annual Meeting Abstracts 38: 88. ISBN 1-931-909-30-X]

  • Tykot, R.H., C. Alexander, K. Brown, K. Freund, S. McClure, E. Mckendry, A. Moore, F. Pirone, E. Podrug, D. Tanasi, M. Teoh, P.M. van Leusen, A. Vianello & P. Woodruff. ( January 2015) Pre- and Proto-Historic Pottery Production and Exchange in the Central Mediterranean: The Use of Non-Destructive pXRF. Poster presented at the 116th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, January 8-11, New Orleans, LA. [Abstract published in Archaeological Institute of America 116th Annual Meeting Abstracts 38: 88. ISBN 1-931-909-30-X]

  • Vianello, A. (September 2014). “New Studies at the Genovese Cave, Sicily, Using a Portable XRF”. Paper read at the XVII UISPP Congress, Burgos, Spain.

  • Vianello, A. (September 2014). “Data and Interpretation in the Digital and Virtual Worlds”. Paper read at the twentieth meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Istanbul.

  • Tykot, R. H., Vianello, A. and Guzzone, C. (September 2014). “Identification of Local vs. Non-Local Prehistoric Ceramics from Milena (Valle Del Platani, Sicily) Using Non- Destructive pXRF”. Poster presented at the twentieth meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Istanbul.

  • Vianello, A. (May 2014). “Waterways of prehistoric Veneto”. Paper read at the Central Mediterranean Prehistory Day of Studies 2014, Newcastle University, UK.

  • Tykot, R.H., Freund, K.P., Vianello, A. (May 2014). “Provenance Analysis of 1500 Obsidian Artifacts from 40+ Sites in Sicily (Italy)”. Paper read at the 40th International Symposium on Archaeometry, Los Angeles, California.

  • Tykot, R.H., Vianello, A., Freund, K.P. (May 2014). “Analysis of Paintings in the Prehistoric Genovese Cave (Levanzo, Egadi Islands, Sicily)”. Poster presented at the 40th International Symposium on Archaeometry, Los Angeles, California.

  • Tykot, R.H., Vianello, A., Mckendry, E. (May 2014). “Local Production vs. Importation of Ceramics in Late Bronze Age Sicily: Non-Destructive Elemental Analysis Using pXRF”. Poster presented at the 40th International Symposium on Archaeometry, Los Angeles, California.

  • Tykot, R.H., Vianello, A., Crispino, A. (May 2014). “Metal Objects in the Paolo Orsi Museum (Siracusa, Italy): Non-Destructive Compositional Analysis”. Poster presented at the 40th International Symposium on Archaeometry, Los Angeles, California.

  • Vianello, A. (March 2014). “Rivers as way of life: the case of the Veneto”. Paper read at the nineteenth “In Poseidons Reich” conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Unterwasserarchäologie, Germany.

  • Tykot, R., Freund, K. P. and Vianello, A. ( January 2014). “Prehistoric Obsidian Use and Trade in Sicily (Italy): Nondestructive Analyses on 1,500 Artifacts from 30 Sites” Paper read at the 115th meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Chicago.

  • Vianello, A. (September 2013). “Entangled Aegean-type wares”. Paper read at the nineteenth meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Pilsen. [Available]

  • Eiteljorg, H. and Vianello, A. (September 2013). “Data: Making it digital doesn’t automatically make it clear”. Paper read at the nineteenth meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Pilsen. Available at: http://csanet.org/newsletter/fall13/nlf1304.html

  • Vianello, A. (May 2013). “Late Bronze Age trade networks between elite exchanges and private trade. Can the Central Mediterranean change our understanding?” Invited lecture at the “Central Mediterranean Prehistory Day of Studies 2013” meeting, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge.

  • Vianello, A. (September 2012). “Funerary Consumption and Symbolism of Exotica in Mycenaean Greece”. Paper read at the eighteenth meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Helsinki. [In press - conference paper available]

  • Vianello, A. (October 2011). “Minoan foundation deposits of palatial period”. Paper read at the eleventh Cretological Congress, Greece. [In press]

  • Vianello, A. and Eiteljorg, H. (September 2011). “Websites as Publication Media for Archaeological Projects”. Paper read at the seventeenth meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Norway. Available at: [4 parts, all available on the same website as Project Publication on the Web]

  • Vianello, A. (May 2011). “Late Bronze Age trade networks between elite exchanges and private trade. Can the Central Mediterranean change our understanding?” Invited lecture at the “Central Mediterranean Prehistory: Current Debates and New Directions” meeting, University of Durham.

  • Vianello, A. (March 2011). “Closed-context Deposits and Middle Minoan Social Hierarchy”. Paper read at the “Minoan Archaeology. Challenges and Perspectives for the 21st Century” conference held in Heidelberg, Germany. [In press]

  • Vianello, A. (February 2011). “Late Bronze Age long-distance maritime trade as cultural agency: The case of non-palatial contexts”. Paper read at the sixteenth “In Poseidons Reich” conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Unterwasserarchäologie, Germany. [Printed]

  • Vianello, A. (September 2010). “Reliving the past through senses and imagination while researching material culture. Challenges and opportunities”. Paper read at the sixteenth meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, The Netherlands. [In press]

  • Vianello, A. (September 2009). “The Bronze Age Po Valley of Italy”. Paper read at the fifteenth meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Italy. [In press - merged with July 2008 WAC presentation]

  • Vianello, A. (September 2009). "Can archaeology's "ritualistic and symbolic artefacts" be interpreted semiotically?" Paper presented at the tenth world congress of semiotics, La Coruña, Spain. [Printed on CD-ROM commercially available]

  • Tykot, R., Vianello, A. et alii (September 2009). "Preliminary Report on Excavations at Monte Belvedere (Fiumedinisi, Sicily)". Poster presented at the fifteenth meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Italy.

  • Vianello, A. (October 2008). "One sea for all: intercultural, social and economic contacts in the Bronze Age Mediterranean". Paper read at the Intercultural Contacts in the Ancient Mediterranean conference, Cairo. [Printed]

  • Vianello, A. (September 2008). "Identities formed from technology: the case of the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean". Paper presented at the fourteenth meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Malta. [In press]

  • Vianello, A. (July 2008). "Interchanges between fluvial and marine communication networks in Bronze and Iron Ages Veneto, Italy". Paper presented at the WAC-6 conference, University of Dublin. [In press - merged with September 2009 EAA presentation]

  • Vianello, A. (July 2008). "Tourism and conservation: a difficult relationship". Paper read at the WAC-6 conference, University of Dublin. [Available]

  • Vianello, A. (April 2008). "Long distance trade is both a "local" and "global" phenomenon. Can one theoretical model manage that?". Poster presented at the "What would a Bronze Age World System look like?" conference, University of Sheffield. [Available]

  • Vianello, A. (November 2007). "Sicily and the Mycenaeans". Paper presented at the Research Seminar on Prehistoric Italy, University of Cambridge.

  • Vianello, A. (September 2007). "Problems of identity for Mycenaean figurines". Paper presented at the thirteenth meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Zadar, Croatia. [Printed]

  • Vianello, A. (September 2007). "Recognising exotica in the archaeological record". Paper presented at the thirteenth meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Zadar, Croatia. [Printed]

  • Vianello, A. (May 2007). "Late Bronze Age maritime exchange networks and the Levant". Paper presented at the Near East seminar series at the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford.

  • Vianello, A. (September 2006). "The ship and its symbolism in the European Bronze Age". Paper presented at the XV UISPP Congress, Lisbon, Portugal. [Printed].

  • Vianello, A. (September 2006). "Metals and the Late Bronze Age exchange network of Aegean-type products". Paper presented at the twelfth meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Cracow, Poland.

  • Vianello, A. (September 2006). "Teaching archaeology and the Internet". Paper presented at the twelfth meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Cracow, Poland.

  • Vianello, A. (March 2006). "The 'Rise' of the West Mediterranean". Poster presented at the Forces of Transformation conference held at the University of Oxford. [Printed].

  • Vianello, A. (November 2005). "Exchanges between Aegean and Italic peoples during LH I - LH III A 1". Poster presented at the Central Mediterranean prehistory workshop held at the University of Manchester. [Printed]

  • Vianello, A. (September 2005). "When the Mycenaeans met the Europeans: Aegean influences in the Late Bronze Age West Mediterranean". Paper presented at the eleventh meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Cork, Ireland. [Printed].

  • Vianello, A. (September 2005). "Changing gestures and body language in the European Bronze Age". Paper read at the eleventh meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Cork, Ireland. [Available]

  • Vianello, A. (September 2004). "The Past in Antiquity: Impacts of the Conceptions of Time on Bronze and Iron Age Mediterranean Spheres of Exchange". Paper presented at the tenth meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Lyon, France.

  • Vianello, A. (September 2003). "Historical Archaeologies of Trade and Exchange in the Eastern Mediterranean. Challenges Facing Attempts to Extend the Range of Current Approaches to Integrating Diverse Methods and Materials". Paper presented at the ninth meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, St Petersburg, Russia.

  • Vianello, A. (September 2002). "Globalisation and Multiculturalism: New Words for an Ancient Phenomena? The Case of the Mediterranean Bronze Age". Paper presented at the eighth meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Thessaloniki, Greece.

  • Vianello, A. (September 2002). "Minoan Foundation Deposits In Crete: A New Perspective". Paper presented at the eighth meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Thessaloniki, Greece.

  • Vianello, A. (September 2001). "Modern Political Structures and Problems in the State of the Research on Social Interaction during the Mediterranean Bronze Age". Paper presented at the seventh meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Esslingen, Germany. [Available]