Dienstag, 24. Januar 2017, 18:15 - 19:30 iCal

Constructing cultural identities through burials:

The case of Hellenistic Issa, a Greek city in the Adriatic


Dr. Marina Ugarkovi?

(ÖAW und IKA Wien / Archäologisches Institut Zagreb)


Seminarraum 12 des Instituts für Klassische Archäologie
Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 / 1. Stock, 1190 Wien


This lecture infers on the results of a recent study conducted on Hellenistic mortuary material evidence from the necropoleis of Issa, one of the latest Greek settlements in the West. Issa was established on the island of Vis in central Dalmatia (modern Croatia) during the Late Classical period, and had its heyday in the Hellenistic era. So far, it remains the only Greek city in this region where necropoleis have been discovered and partially investigated. Such evidence reveals not only insight into dynamic daily cultural practices, such as burial customs, but also shows us how identities were confirmed and constructed during these activities, consequently offering glimpses into the local acculturation processes, as well as the active involvement of Issa in seafaring routes and networks of the central Mediterranean region and beyond.


Institut für Klassische Archäologie


Marion Meyer
Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Institut für Klassische Archäologie