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12th Neolithic Seminar

Prehistoric Gene Flow and Cognitive (r)Evolution: Inferences on the Neolithisation of Eurasia

Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th November 2005


Thursday 10th November


Reception at the Department of Archaeology


Friday 11th November

9.00 - 12.30

Introduction to the Seminar


Ron Pinhasi1 , Joaquim V. Fort, J.2 and Albert J. Ammerman3

1School of Human and Life Sciences, Roehampton University, UK; 2Departament de Física, E.P.S. P-II, Universitat de Girona, Catalonia, Spain; 3Department of Classics, Colgate University, New York, USA

Demic diffusion 35 years later, re-examining the 'Wave of advance' model



Mark Pluciennik

School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester, UK

Clash of cultures?



Discussion & coffee/tea


Julian Thomas

School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester, UK

Gene-flows and social processes: Examples of slippage between biological and social archaeology



Mihael Budja

Department of Archaeology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Neolithization of Eurasia: subsistence, artefacts, symbols and genetic palimpsests



Discussion & lunch


14.00 - 19.00

Martin Richards1, William Davies2, Paul Pettitt3 and Clive Gamble4

1Institute of Integrative & Comparative Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, UK; 2Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton, UK; 3Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, UK; 4Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Archaeological and genetic foundations of European populations



Siiri Rootsi

Department of Evolutionary Biology University of Tartu, Estonia

Y-chromosome haplogroup I prehistoric gene flow in Europe



Marijana Peričić, Lovorka Barać Lauc, Irena Martinović Klarić, Branka Janićijević and Pavao Rudan

Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia

The role of Southeastern Europe in origins and diffusion of major paternal lineages



Damir Marjanović1, S. Fornarino2, S. Montagna2, D. Primorac3,4 , R. Hadziselimović1, S. Vidović5 , N. Pojskić1, V. Battaglia2, A. Achilli2, D. Katja6 , S. Anđelinović3, A. Torroni2, A.S. Santachiara-Benerecetti2 and O. Semino2

1Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 2Dipartimento di Genetica e Microbiologia "A Buzzati-Traverso", Università di Pavia, Italy; 3Medical School at Split University, Croatia; 4Medical School at Osijek University, Croatia; 5Faculty of Medicine, University of Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 6Forensic Laboratory and Research Center, Ministry of the Interior, Slovenia

The peopling of modern Bosnia and Herzegovina: Y-chromosome approach



Anna Linderholm, Anders Götherström and Kerstin Lidén

Archaeological Research Laboratory, Stockholm University, Sweden

Pushing it back. The earliest European detection of the CCR5-Δ32 gene so far in Neolithic populations in Sweden



Discussion & coffee/tea


Trevor Watkins

School of Arts, Culture and Environment, UK

Neolithisation – the path to modernity



Christian Jeunesse

Institute of National Antiquity, University Marc Bloch, Strasbourg II, France

Technical innovations and domestication of space and time in Protoneolithic Near East (15.000 – 7.000 cal BC)



Çiler Çilingiroğlu

Institute of Pre- and Protohistory and Medieval Archaeology, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany

The so-called 'Neolithic package': Discussing an ambiguous concept



Discussion & wine


Saturday 12th November

9.00 - 13.00

Stašo Forenbaher and Preston Miracle

Institute for Anthropological Research, Croatia; Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, UK

The spread of farming in the Eastern Adriatic



Dimitrij Mlekuž

Department of Archaeology, Ljubljana University, Slovenia

Social and demographic reproduction in the Mesolithic/Neolithic Dinarides



Zdenko Brusić

Department of Archaeology, University of Zadar, Croatia

Seafaring in Mediterranean prehistory



Discussion & coffee/tea


Lolita Nikolova

International Institute of Anthropology, Salt Lake City, USA

Social reproduction, cultural selection and neolithization



Eszter Bánffy

Archaeological Institute, Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest, Hungary

Eastern, Central and Western Hungary – variations of neolithisation models



Marek Nowak

Institute of Archeology, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Transformations in East-Central Europe from 6.000 to 3.000 BC: Local vs. foreign patterns



Discussion & lunch


14.30 - 19.00

Mihály Hoppál

Institute of Ethnology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

Shamanic and/or cognitive (r)evolution: From the prehistory of shamanism



Liliana D. Janik

George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory for Bioarchaeology, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, UK

The symbolic systems and the process of neolithisation in Northeastern Europe from Mesolithic to Bronze Age



George Nash

Centre for the Historic Environment, University of Bristol, UK

Light at the end of the Passage: The way Megalithic art was viewed and experienced



Discussion & coffee/tea


Sofija Stefanović

Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro

Domestication of human birth



Krum Băčvarov

Institute of Archaeology and Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

Neolithic jar burials in Southeast Europe and the Near East: A chronological approach



Stefan Chohadzhiev

University of Veliko Turnovo "St. Cyril and Methodist", Bulgaria

Group of specific female figurines from the late Chalcolithic (Karanovo VI) period



Discussion & coffee/tea


Mihály Hoppál

Institute of Ethnology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

Film presentation


Discussion & wine


Sunday 13th November

Field excursion for the interested participants of the Seminar will be available.