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Marina Stana Weiss M.A.

Weiss, Marina Stana

Ancient Objects and Visual Studies (AOViS)

Vorderasiatische Archäologie

Freie Universität
Institut für Vorderasiatische Archäologie
Fabeckstr. 23/25
14195 Berlin

Research Associate and PhD Candidate (since 12/2022) at the Institute for West Asian Archaeology, Freie Universität Berlin

07/2022 – 08/2022
Co-Area Supervisor, Tell Keisan Excavation, Israel (ISAC Chicago, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

10/2020 – 11/2021
Masters Degree in Greek and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

10/2021 – 10/2021
Project Participant, Excavation of the Greek Temple at Apollonia near Shtyllas, Albania (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

07/2021 – 08/2021
Project Participant, Excavations at the Sanctuary of Artemis Amarysia, Amarynthos, Greece (Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece)

10/2017 – 04/2020
Bachelors Degree in Classical Archaeology and German Literature (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

09/2019 – 10/2019
Trench Supervisor, Excavation of a Roman Seaside Mansion at the Capo di Sorrento, Italy (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

09/2018 – 09/2018
Project Participant, Excavations in the Archaeological Park of Salona, Croatia (University of Zagreb)

04/2018 – 04/2018
Participant, Archaeological Field Survey on Cyprus (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Dance on Ancient Cyprus (DAnC)

The aim of this research project, titled Dance on Ancient Cyprus, is to carry out a study of the archaeological evidence of dance on the island of Cyprus. The focus is placed on the investigation of a series of Iron Age terracotta and limestone votive figurines dating to the CG-CC periods, which portray dancers performing a ring dance, often around a central element, like a musician or a tree. The iconography and functionality of these figurines as votives in Cypriot sanctuaries and as a mirror of real dance activities connected to ritual activities will be carefully evaluated. Furthermore, the Cypriot ring dance figurines will serve as a starting point for an exploration of dance as a carrier and storer of religious and cultural knowledge in ancient and modern societies alike, with a particular focus on the long-lasting popularity of ring dances in the cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean.

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Wilson, C./Röhrig, M./Weiss, M., Preliminary Results of the 2022 Season of Excavations in Area G at Tell Keisan, in: OBO – Series Archaeologica