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Since the dawn of time, people and material culture travelled across the Mediterranean Sea. However, during the first millennium BC, the region witnessed an unprecedented movement of people in large migratory waves, establishing colonies overseas. The Mediterranean thus became a wide trade network, with human and material resources being explored, traded and consumed by the ancient Mediterranean societies. In addition, the new colonial settlements also offered the means for cultural contacts and the transfer of knowledge and technologies. Colonial relations shaped the interest in material culture and styles across borders. Such interactions have often been analyzed in order to identify the ethnic identity of the different Mediterranean cultures. This meeting intends, therefore, to reevaluate this debate, promoting an interdisciplinary discussion on the processes of migration, colonization and cross-cultural contacts across the Mediterranean basin.