SEP 23, 24, 2018
(Autumnal Equinox)

On the Mediterranean Island of MALTA

Home to earth's oldest
freestanding monuments

Anticipated Highlights

International award-winning Architect
Prof. RICHARD ENGLAND
When the Land Had More Meaning

Bridgewater State University, MA, Professor of Anthropology
Dr. CURTISS HOFFMAN
Stone Prayers: Native American Stone Constructions of the Eastern Seaboard USA and Canada

From St. Peter’s College and Kellogg College, Oxford University
Prof. TERENCE MEADEN
Recognition of the Core Intelligence Planned into Recumbent Stone Circles and Stonehenge – and the Rediscovery of a Neolithic Sunrise Calendar with Implied Belief in the Fertility Drama of the Hieros Gamos

University of Brussels, Emeritus Research Director and Astronomer
Prof. CHRISTIAAN STERKEN
On Constellations and Asterisms Etched in Stone

Heritage Malta Senior Curator of Prehistoric Sites, Archaeologist
Dr. KATYA STROUD
The Past as a Dynamic Construct

CEO, International Society for the Study of Archaeoacoustics
LINDA C. ENEIX
Listening for Ancient Gods: Sound in Ritual Spaces of the Stone Age


 
PLUS

Paige Zentner: Monuments, Mythology, and Modernity: Modern Connections to Australian Dreams and Irish Queens

Robin M. Wright: Mythscapes in the Northern Amazon

pending:  Gobekli Tepe – Genesis of Change

Kathryn Math: Cahokian Cosmos and the Creation of a Ceremonial Center 
(by Indigenous North American Mound Builders)

MORE TO COME

a fresh look at ancient monumentality on a
​global scale​


 Questions?  Drop us an email for details
 ​<< symposium@OTSF.org  >>

​​WHY MAKE THE COLOSSAL EFFORT TO CHANGE THE LANDSCAPE?

A MONUMENTAL ​EXPERIENCE​




  

Presented by The OTS Foundation

The discovery of the Gobekli Tepe enclosures in Anatolia rewrote the prehistory of humanity.  It is now clear that long eons ago, the demands of building monumental architecture led to the development of agriculture and the advent of civilization.  From a diverse and multidisciplinary perspective, we will examine humankind’s earliest motivations for engineering monumental change in the landscape. 

Proceedings will be published in a comprehensive volume.​

PRESENTATIONS     DISCUSSIONS     BRAINSTORMING 


​You must be registered in advance to attend sessions as an observer.
Space is limited.  Attendance is complimentary, courtesy of The OTS Foundation.

Coming from abroad?  Ask about program options including accommodations at the meeting hotel, meals, entry to the Hypogeum underground mortuary shrine and Equinox Dawn at a prehistoric solar calendar in stone: Mnajdra Temple​