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16th Neolithic Seminar

Bodies, Rituals and Religions in Eurasian Early Prehistory

Friday 6th - Saturday 7th November 2009

 

 

Friday, 6th November

 

Morning session (9.00- 13.00)

Moderators: Dr. Helene Martinsson-Wallin and Dr. Paul Wallin

 

 

Mihael Budja

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Introduction

 

Bernhard Weninger1, Lee Clare1 and Eelco Rohling2

1 Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology, Radiocarbon Laboratory,University of Köln, Germany; 2 School of Ocean and Earth Science, Southampton University, National Oceanography Centre, UK

High-Precision Dating, Predictability and Forecasting of Climate-Related Societal Change in European Prehistory

Abstract

 

Lee Clare

Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology, Radiocarbon Laboratory University of Köln, Germany

Effects of Holocene Rapid Climate Change on Neolithic and Chalcolithic settlements and societies in the Southern Levant and adjacent regions

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Yosef Garfinkel

The Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

The Dance at the Beginning of Agriculture

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Klaus Schmidt

Institute of Prehistory and Early History, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen - Nuremberg and German Archaeological Institute Orient Department, Berlin, Germany

Göbekli Tepe. A stone age sanctuary

Abstract

 

Discussion & coffee/tea

 

Fredrik Fahlander

Department of Archaeology & Ancient History, Lund University, Sweden

Messing with the Dead: Postdepositional Manipulations of Burials and Bodies in South Scandinavian Stone Age

Abstract

 

Liv Nilsson Stutz

Department of Archaeology & Ancient History, Lund University, Sweden

The Way We Bury Our Dead. Reflections on ritual practice and community at the time of the Mesolithic – Neolithic transition

Abstract

 

Discussion & lunch

 

Afternoon session (14.30 - 18.30)

Moderators: Dr. Yosef Garfinkel and Dr. Eva Lenneis

 

Chris Fowler

School of Historical Studies, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Life, death and communities of the dead in the British Neolithic: diversity, trends and trajectories

Abstract

 

Helene Martinsson-Wallin

The department of Archaeology and Osteology, Gotland University, Sweden

A story of a Megalith Grave on Gotland

Abstract

 

Paul Wallin

The department of Archaeology and Osteology, Gotland University, Sweden

In search of ritual actions and group dynamics: Correspondence analyses of Neolithic grave fields on the Island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea

Abstract

 

Magdalena Midgley

Archaeology, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Monuments and monumentality: the cosmological model of the world of megaliths

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George Nash

Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Bristol, UK

Deconstruction the Calderstones, Liverpool, England: How can six decorated stones make a passage grave?

Abstract

 

Discussion & coffee/tea

 

Dušan Borić1 and Emanuela Cristiani2

1Cardiff School of History and Archaeology, Cardiff University, UK; 2 Department of Historical, Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences of Antiquity, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Italy

Passion for body adornment: Diachronic changes in ornament acquisition, production and use at Vlasac

Abstract

 

Stratos Nanoglou

Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece

On sex/gender yet again: theoretical and methodological issues concerning the categorisation of bodies in prehistory

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Saturday, 7th November

Morning session (9.00- 13.00)

Moderators: Dr. Magdalena Midgley and Dr. Chris Fowler

 

Nadia Kotova

Institute of Archaeology, National Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine

Burial clothes in the Neolithic cemeteries on Ukrainian Steppe

Abstract

 

Larisa Spitsyna

Institute of Archaeology, National Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine

Pottery in the burial practices of Pontic steppe population in VI-IV millenia BC

Abstract

 

Eva Lenneis

Institute of Pre- and Protohistory at the University of Wien, Austria

Empty graves in LBK cemeteries - indications for special burial rituals?

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Discussion & coffee/tea

 

Kornelija Minichreiter and Katarina Botić

Institute of Archaeology, Zagreb, Croatia

Early Neolithic burials of Starčevo culture at Galovo, Slavonski Brod

Abstract

 

Marco Merlini

EURO INNOVANET - Prehistory Knowledge Project, Rome, Italia; IPCTE - Lucian Blaga University - Sibiu, Romania; Archaeomythology Institute, Sebastopol, USA

Tărtăria: An Ancestry Ritual-grave in a Kinship-Based Community

Abstract

 

Alena Bistáková1 and Noémi Pažinová2

1Archaeological Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences Nitra, Slovakia; 2Department of Archaeology, Constantine the Philosopher University Nitra, Slovakia

Neolithic and early Eneolithic mortuary practices in northern Carpathian basin.

Abstract

 

Discussion & lunch

 

Afternoon session (14.30-18.30)

Moderators: Dr. Nadia Kotova and Dr. Klaus Schmidt

 

Takamune Kawashima

Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Mounds and rituals in the Jomon period

Abstract

 

Georgia Stratouli1, Sevi Triantafillou2, Tasos Bekiaris3 and Nikos Katsikaridis3

1IZ΄ Ephorate for Prehistoric & Classical Antiquities, Hellenic Ministry of Culture Edessa, Greece; 2Sheffield Center for Aegean Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, Sheffield, UK; 3Neolithic Avgi Project, Kastoria, Greece

The manipulation of Death: A burial area at the Neolithic Settlement of Avgi, NW Greece

Abstract

 

Maria Bernabò Brea1, Paola Mazzieri2 and Roberto Micheli3

1Superintendence to archaeological properties of Emilia-Romagna, National Archaeological Museum of Parma, Italy; 2 Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Pisa, Italy; 3 independent researcher

People, dogs and wild game: evidence of the human-animal relation from burials of the Middle Neolithic of Northern Italy

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Discussion & coffee/tea

 

Dimitrij Mlekuž

Faculty of Art and Philospohy, Ghent University, Belgium

Sort your garbage! Clasification and transformation of substances in the East Adriatic Neolihic

Abstract

 

Erin Galligan

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Neolithic Clay Figurines: Process or Product?

Abstract

 

Goce Naumov

Institute for History of Art and Archaeology, University of Skopje, Macedonia

Together we stand - divided we fall: Fragmentation of Neolithic figurines from Zelenikovo

Abstract

 

Alexandra Figueiredo

Departamento de Território, Arqueologia e Património Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, Portugal

Walking in a Way: Some conclusions of the recent Préhistory in Alto Ribatejo region (Poster presentation)