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17th Neolithic Seminar

Eurasian Neolithics: Perspectives from Culture, Population and Climate

Friday 12th - Saturday 13th November 2010

 

Friday, 12th November

Morning session (9.00- 13.00): Neolithisation process and population dynamics

Moderator: Bernhard Weninger

 

Mihael Budja

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Introduction to the conference

 

Ruth Bollongino and Joachim Burger

Palaeogenetic Group, Institute of Anthropology, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Mainz, Germany

Reconstructing Neolithic migration in Eurasia

 

Nadia S. Kotova

Department of Asian and African studies, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Increasing regional diversity of production and emerging local identities

 

Vybornov Alexandr

Faculty of History, Samara State Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities, Samara, Russia

The palaeogeographic backgrounds and the neolithisation process of the forest-steppe Middle Volga region

 

Discussion & coffee/tea

 

Agathe Reingruber

German Archaeological Institute, Eurasia Department, Berlin, Germany

The Early Neolithic settlement patterns and exchange networks in the Aegean

 

Mark Pearce

Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

The 'full Neolithic' of northern Italy

 

Discussion & lunch

 

Afternoon session (14.00-18.30): Burials, bodies, identities and ritual practices

Moderator: Agathe Reingruber

 

Nicky Milner and Emily Helliwell

Department of Archaeology, University of York, York, UK

Treatment of the dead: change or continuity at the Mesolithic Neolithic transition in Britain

 

Akira Tsuneki

Institute of History and Anthropology, University of Tsukuba, Japan

A glimpse of human life given by the Neolithic cemetery at Tell el-Kerkh, northwest Syria

 

John Chapman and Bisserka Gaydarska

Department of Archaeology, Durham University, Durham, UK

Individuals and dividuals in the Balkan Early Neolithic

 

Discussion & coffee/tea

 

Lars Larsson

Department of Archaeology and Ancient Histoyr, Lund University, Lund Sweden

Fire and water as transformation elements in ritual depositions of the Scandinavian Neolithic

 

Takamune Kawashima

Department of Asian and African studies, Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The burial practices and social complexity: a case of Jomon

 

Emilia Pásztor

Museum of Matricia and European Society for Cultural Astronomy, Hungary

Shared symbols, shared worldview

 

Judit P. Barna and Emília Pásztor

Balatoni Museum, Keszthely, Hungary and Museum of Matricia and European Society for Astronomy in Culture, Hungary

The use of space in different ways: the traces of domestic and ritual activities in a Late Neolithic settlement

 

Simona Petru

Department of Archaeology, Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Did colour matter?

 

Discussion & dinner

 

Saturday, 13th November

Morning session (9.00- 13.00): Neo-eneolithic and Chalcolithic materialities, cultures and household strategies

Moderator: Mark Pearce

 

Svend Hansen

German Archaeological Institute, Eurasia Department, Berlin, Germany

The social significance of figurines at Pietrele (Măgura Gorgana) at the lower Danube River in Rumania

 

Nenad Tasić

Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade University, Belgrade, Serbia

Witnesses of the end of an epoch - terracottas from new excavations in Vinča

 

Discussion & coffee/tea

 

Natalia Burdo

Institute of Archaeology, Ukraine National Academy of Sciences, Kiev

The Neolithic cultural elements of Trypillia -A-Precucuteni cultures

 

Mykhailo Videiko

Institute of Archaeology, Ukraine National Academy of Sciences, Kiev

The ‘disappearance’ of Trypillia culture

 

Boban Tripković

Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade University, Belgrade, Serbia

The food storage in the Central Balkans, 5400-4500 B.C. (Vinča culture)

 

Peter Tóth, Peter Demján and Kristína Griačová

Archaelogical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Nitra and Department of Archaeology, Comenius university, Bratislava Slovakia

The adaptation of settlement strategies to environmental conditions in southern Slovakia in the Neolithic and Eneolithic

 

Discussion & lunch

 

Afternoon session (14.00-18.30): Miscellanea

Moderator: Nicky Milner

 

Lee Clare

Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Cologne, Köln, Germany

War and peace: inter-group violence and conflict mitigation in the late Neolithic of the Eastern Mediterranean

 

Bernhard Weninger

Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Cologne, Köln, Germany

An overview of the 4.2 ka calBP climate event

 

Discussion & coffee/tea

 

Katarina Botić

Institute of Archaeology, Zagreb, Croatia

The architecture of the Sopot culture in northern Croatia region. Current state of research

 

Kornelija Minichreiter

Institute of Archaeology, Zagreb, Croatia

The architecture of the Lasinja culture settlements in light of the new research

 

Marcel Burić

Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

3D scanning and geomagnetic survey on the Late Neolithic tell Bapska – Gradac (E Croatia)

 

Rajna Šošić Klindžić

Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Siliceous rocks system of supply in Starčevo culture between Sava, Drava and Danube rivers