International Mediterranean Survey Workshop

Friday 26th of April and Saturday 27th of April
Groningen (the Netherlands)

DEADLINE for papers: 1st of April

The next meeting of the bi-annual international Mediterranean Survey Workshops will be hosted by
the Groningen Institute of Archaeology on the 26th and 27th of April 2013; as usual, this in on a
Friday and a Saturday. Participation is free and does not require registration, but obviously for
logistical reasons we would like you to notify us of your intent to participate. If the meeting is as
well-attended as the one held in Pisa last October we’ll be looking for a large venue!

We kindly ask potential speakers to consider the themes we have selected for this meeting (below),
but as usual we will also attempt to accommodate submissions on other topics.

Survey archaeology in the Near East
Focussing on developments in survey techniques in the Near East, and interactions with techniques
developed in Mediterranean fieldwork projects. The second day of the workshop will be reserved
for this theme specifically.

Survey experiments / Experimental surveys
How confident are we that our assumptions about our own data collection and correction methods
are correct? Field experiments, including repeat surveys, can help us test such assumptions, supply
basic density and distribution estimates, and help assess legacy data sets. We invite you to present
any experiments you have conducted, as well as plans for future experiments.

Please submit your titles and abstracts before the 1st of April.

Please also forward this e-mail to anyone who might be interested in speaking or participating and
who is not yet on this distribution list.

Additional information for foreign participants
Budget flights arrive in Amsterdam directly from most major airports. There is a regular direct rail
link from Schiphol airport that will take you to Groningen city centre in just over two hours. Within
the city and from the railway station everything is within walking distance. Recommended
accommodations are the University Guest House and the Hampshire hotels in the centre, and many
others are listed on sites such as Please keep in mind that the workshop will take
place in or near the University buildings in the centre.

Peter Attema, Tymon de Haas, Martijn van Leusen and Jorn Seubers.