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19th Neolithic Seminar

Changing Paradigms: Interdisciplinary Studies of Eurasian Prehistory

Friday 9th - Saturday 10th November 2012



Friday, 9th November

Morning session (9.00 - 12.30)

Moderator: Dr. Agate Reingruber


Introduction to the conference


Mihael Budja

Department of Archaeology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Pots and Potters: changing paradigms in the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in Europe



Tim Kerig, Katie Manning, Sue Colledge, Sean Downey,Kevan Edinborough and Stephen Shennan

Institute of Archaeology, University College of London, United Kingdom

Cultural evolution of Neolithic Europe: identifying crucial patterns and processes



Michela Leonardi

Department of Anthropology, University College of London, United Kingdom

Lactase persistence and milk consumption in Europe: an interdisciplinary approach between genetics and archaeology



Discussion & coffee/tea


Dóra Nagy1,2, Gyöngyvér Tömöry2, Bernadett Csányi2, Erika Bogácsi-Szabó2, Ágnes Czibula2, Katalin Priskin2, Olga Bede1, László Bartosiewicz3, Stephen Downes4 and István Raskó2

1Institute of Genetics, Biological Research Centre of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged Hungary; 2Department of Paediatrics, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary; 3Archeological Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary; 4School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland;

Adult-type hypolactasia in present-day and archaic samples from the Carpathian Basin



Julie Dunne1, Richard P. Evershed1, Mélanie Salque1, Lucy Cramp1, Silvia Bruni4, Kathleen Ryan5, Stefano Biagetti2 and Savino di Lernia2,3

1Organic Geochemistry Unit, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, United Kingdom; 2Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Antichità, Sapienza, Università di Roma, Italy; 3School of Geography, Archaeology & Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; 4Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica, Metallorganica e Analitica “Lamberto Malatesta”, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy; 5African Section, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, United States of America

First Dairying in green Saharan Africa in the 5th Millennium BC



Discussion & lunch


Afternoon session (14.00- 18.00)

Moderator: Dr. Mark Hudson


Henny Piezonka1, Elena Kostyleva2, Mikhail G. Zhilin3, Maria Dobrovolskaya4 and Thomas Terberger1

I1Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Historical Institute, Division of Pre- and Early History, Greifswald, Germany; 2Historical Faculty, State University Ivanovo, Russia; 3Institute of Archaeology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia;

Flesh or fish? First results of archaeometric research on prehistoric burials of Sakthysh IIa, Upper Volga region



Marija Radović

Laboratory for Bioarchaeology, Department of Archaeology Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Bioarchaeology of Neolithic transition: evidence of dental pathologies in Lepenski vir



Cătălin Lazăr and Mădălina Voicu

National History Museum of Romania, Bucharest, Romania

Deviant Burials in the Eneolithic cemetery from Sultana-Malu Roşu (Southeast Romania): an interdisciplinary approach



Discussion & coffee/tea


Ina Miloglav1 and Jacqueline Balen2

11Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia; 2Archeological Museum in Zagreb, Croatia;

Organic residue analysis from five Neolithic and Eneolithic sites from eastern Croatia



Dimitrij Mlekuž1, Mihael Budja1, Andreja Žibrat Gašparič1, Milena Horvat1, Nives Ogrinc2, Marinka Gams Petrišič2 and Dušan Žigon2

1Department of Archaeology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; 2 Department of Environmental Sciences, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

From landscape to lipids: multiscalar intepretation of Maharski prekop site from Ljublana marshes



General discussion


Saturday, 10th November

Morning session (9.00 - 12.30)

Moderator: Dr. Jean-Paul Demoule


Mark J. Hudson

University of West Kyushu, Kanzaki, Saga Prefecture, Japan

Archaeology and interdisciplinarity in the face of global ecological crisis



Evgenia L. Lychagina1 and Nataliya E. Zaretskaya2

1Perm State Pedagogical University, Perm, Russia; 1Geological Institute of RAS, Moscow, Russia

Interdisciplinary studies of the Cis-Ural Neolithic (Upper Kama basin, Chashkinskoe lake): palaeoecological aspects



Svend Hansen1, Agathe Reingruber1, Jürgen Wunderlich2 and Dirk Nowacki2

1German Archaeological Institute, Eurasia Department, Berlin, Germany; 2Department of Physical Geography Univiversity of Frankfurt a. M., Germany

Pietrele near the Lower Danube: integrating archaeological and environmental investigations



Discussion & coffee/tea


Cătălin Lazăr, Mihai Florea and Theodor Ignat

National History Museum of Romania, Bucharest, Romania

The invisible side of the past: landscape changes and GIS survey in the prehistory of Mostiştea Valley, Romania



Jean-Paul Demoule

Institut Universitaire de France & Université de Paris I (Sorbonne-Panthéon),Paris, France

Kovacevo Excavations, Bulgaria (1986-2007): some lessons



Marc Vander Linden

Institute of Archaeology, University College London, United Kingdom

Filling the gap: new data on the neolithisation of Bosnia and Herzegovina


Discussion & lunch


Afternoon session (14.00- 18.00)

Moderator: Dr. Dimitrij Mlekuž


Jozef Bátora1,2 Martin Furholt1, Knut Rassmann4 and Peter Tóth1

1Archaeological Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Nitra, Slovakia; 2Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia; 3Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte at Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany; 4Roman-Germanic Commission, German Archaeological Institute, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Trial excavation on the Neolithic settlement at Vráble-Veľké Lehemby (southwest Slovakia)



Takamune Kawashima

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

Social change in the end of Middle Jomon: a perspective from resilience theory



Valentina Mihaela Voinea and Costin Şova

Museum of National History and Archaeology, Constanta, Romania

Gumelniţa – Cucuteni Pottery between Interchanges and Cultural Symbiosis



Jelena Bulatović1 and Selena Vitezović1

1Laboratory for Bioarchaeology, Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia; 2Archaeological Institute, Belgrade, Serbia

Comparative analysis of faunal and bone tool assemblages in the Neolithic and Chalcolithic in central Balkans



General discussion and closing remarks