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20th Neolithic Seminar

Changing Paradigms for Interpreting the Transition to Neolithic in Eurasia

Friday 8th - Saturday 9th November 2013

 

Friday, 8th November

Morning session (9.00 - 12.30)

Moderator: Dr. Barbara Horejs

 

Introduction to the conference

 

Mehmet Özdoğan

Department of Prehistory, University of Istanbul, Turkey

A New Look to the Introduction of the Neolithic Way of Life. Changing Paradigms in the Expansion of Neolithic Way of Life

 

Adem Bunguri

Institute of Archaeology, Tirana, Albania

Different Models for the Neolithisation of Albania

 

Discussion & coffee/tea

 

Detlef Groneborn

Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz, Germany

The Neolithic, Nonlinear Dynamics and Neoprocessualism

 

Bernhard Weninger1, Raiko Krauß2 and Lee Clare1

1Institute of Prehistory and Early History, University of Köln, Germany; 2 Institute of Prehistory and Early History and Archaeology of the Middle Ages, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany

The Spread of Farming from Anatolia to Central Europe: Abrupt Neolithisation and Rapid Climate Change

 

Mihael Budja

Department of Archaeology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Neolithic Potters and Herders in Europe: The Tansition to Milk Culture and the End of ‘Demic Diffusion’

 

Dimitrij Mlekuž

Department of Archaeology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Neolithic Milk Ecologies

 

Discussion & lunch

 

Afternoon session (14.00 - 18.30)

Moderator: Dr. Detlef Gronenborn

 

Oliver E. Craig

BioArCh, Department of Archaeology, University of York, United Kingdom

Changes in the Use of Ceramics with the Introduction of Farming

 

Pascale Gerbault

Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London, United Kingdom

Demography, Diet and the Neolithic Transition

 

Balázs Gusztáv Mende

Laboratory of Archaeogenetics, Institute of Archaeology, Budapest, Hungary

New Perspectives of the Bioarchaeological Research: Case Study from Southeastern Transdanubia (6-5th Millenium BC)

 

Discussion & coffee/tea

 

Sofija Stefanović, Camille de Becdelievre, Marko Porčić and Jelena Jovanović

Department of Archaeology, University of Beograd, Serbia

Bioarchaeology of Fertility: A New Approach in Understanding of Population Increase in Prehistory

 

Yaroslav Kuzmin

Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Prehistoric Agriculture in the Russian Far East: A Review of Current Evidences and Models

 

Aleksandr Vybornov1, Marianna Kulkova2 and Nataliia Vybornova1

1Department of History and Archaeology, State Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities, Samara, Russia; 2Department of Geology and Geoecology, Herzen State Pedagogical University, St Petersburg, Russia

Time and Mechanisms of Neolithic Ceramic Appearance in the Region Between Volga and Ural Rivers

 

Andrey Mazurkevich1, Ekaterina Dolbunova1 and Marianna Kulkova2

1State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Herzen State Pedagogical University, St Petersburg; 2Department of Geology and Geoecology, Herzen State Pedagogical University, St Petersburg, Russia

Pottery Traditions in the Early Neolithic of East Europe

 

Saturday, 9th November

Morning session (9.00 - 12.30)

Moderator: Dr. Maria Gurova

 

Çiler Çilingiroğlu1 and Canan Çakırlar2

1Department of Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology,Ege University, Bornova-İzmir, Turkey; 22Institute of Archaeology University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Unity vs Diversity in the Aegean Turkey During the 7- 6th Millennia cal. BCE

 

Fokke Gerritsen

Faculty of Arts, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands; The Netherlands Institute in Turkey; Istanbul, Turkey

Continuing Transitions: Neolithic Habitation at of Barcın Höyük, Turkey

 

Barbara Horejs

Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology, Austrian Academy of Science, Vienna, Austria

The Role of the Coastal Zone in 7th Millennium BC: A Model of Early Farming Villages in the Izmir Region

 

Discussion & coffee/tea

 

Maria Gurova1 and Clive Bonsall2

1Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria; 2School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Pre-Neolithic in Bulgarian Perspective: Absence vs. Evidence?

 

Clive Bonsall

School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Forager - Farmer Interactions? The Iron Gates from 6300 to 5900 cal BC

 

Discussion & lunch

 

Afternoon session (14.00 - 18.30)

Moderator: Dr. Bernhard Weninger

 

Stephen Shennan

Institute of Archaeology, University College London, United Kingdom

Modelling Change in Neolithic Pottery

 

Ivan Pavlů

Department of Archaeology, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

The Role of Linear Pottery Houses in the Process of Neolithisation

 

Tomislav Hršak1, Boban Tripković2 , Rajna Šošić-Klindžić3 and Jacqueline Balen4

1Museum of Slavonia in Osijek, Croatia; 2Department of Archaeology, University of Beograd, Serbia; 3Department of Archeology, University of Zagreb, Croatia; 4Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, Croatia

Invisible House and Visible Space in the Early Neolithic Settlements of the Northern Balkans

 

Discussion & coffee/tea

 

Marko Porčić and Miloš Nešić

Department of Archaeology, University of Beograd, Serbia

Simulating Cultural Transmission: Preliminary Results and their Implications for the Study of Formal Variability of Material Culture in the Central Balkan Neolithic

 

Emanuela Cristiani1, Marija Radović2 and Sofija Stefanović3

1Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom; 2Department of Archaeology, University of Beograd, Serbia

Early Neolithic Gender-related Tasks at Lepenski Vir Revealed by Use-wear Traces on Osseous Tools and Non-Masticatory Wear on Human Teeth

 

Jaromír Kovárník

Department of Archaeology, University of Hradec Králové

Is it Possible to Compare the Cults of Prehistoric Hunters and Farmers?

 

Çiğdem Atakuman

Middle East Technical University, Settlement Archaeology Program, Ankara, Turke

Deciphering the Later Neolithic Stamp Seal Imagery of Northern Mesopotamia

 

General discussion and closing remarks