An evening lecture will be given by Prof. Jeroen Poblome (KU Leuven, Belgium)
“It’s about time! Reflections on the role of chronology in archaeology”
on Wednesday 7 February 2024 at 17:30 in H-232 (Faculty of humanities and Letters)
GE points will be given.
In methods, practices and concepts, the discipline of Archaeology remains in full motion. Ever newer computational modelling techniques are being unleased. Ever more detailed methods of spatial analysis are being employed. While most of these developments are excellent, Archaeology starts running some risk. As space and time have always been the most important dimensions of analysis for the discipline, the field of space is doing fine, but that of time not. From revisiting a range of vexed issues in archaeological chronology, the lecture wishes to raise awareness to start considering the role of chronology in archaeology with renewed interest.
Prof. Jeroen Poblome teaches Roman archaeology, archaeological chronology and the study of past economies at KU Leuven, Belgium. He has been involved in fieldwork projects in Belgium, Greece and Turkey. His research interest include ancient pottery, crafts and trade, the people in urban studies and the role of complexity and socio-ecological approaches in archaeology.