Parion Studies III: Propontis and surrounded cultures
Propontis and its environs, regarding its geopolitical location, witnessed significant cultural changes and the founding of important colonies during the great colonisation period of 750-550 BC. Throughout its history having hosted so much significant cultural and political events; it is obvious that the archaeology of the rich Propontis and its environs have not been able to be improved and discussed in international scale, although many decades have passed since the commencing of excavations as Troia, Assos, Kyzikos and Ainos. The archaeological excavations have gained momentum and the published academic works regarding the region have considerably increased as a result of the sponsorships that begun with Parion, and later continued with Smintheion, Troia, Assos and Alexandria Troas by İÇDAŞ INC.; one of the most significant industrial establishment of the region and Turkey. The planned symposium, under the name of “International Symposium of Propontis and the Surrounding Cultures”, intends to evaluate the current situation of the region’s archaeology and to establish archaeological inter-regional connections with the participation of academics conducting research in a wide geographical area including cities of the Attic Delos League, Troas, Bithynia, Mysia, Northern Ionia, Balkan Peninsula, Black Sea basin together with the Greek Islands.