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7th NEOLITHIC SEMINAR

The Processes of Neolithisation in Eurasia

Ljubljana 22 - 27 May 2000

 

 

Monday 22nd May

17.00 Reception at the Department of Archaeology

 

 

Tuesday 23rd May

10.00 - 13.00

Introduction to the Seminar

Thema 1: The transition to farming in Eurasia.

Marek Zvelebil (Department of Archaeology & Prehistory, Sheffield University). Palaeogenetics and the agricultural transition in Europe - a review of recent evidence

Avi Gopher (Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, University of Tel Aviv). The neolithic revolution in the Levant: notes on some of the "Wh" questions

Laurens Thissen (Amsterdam). Proposal towards updating the beginning of early farming villages in Anatolia and the Balkans

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Discussion & lunch 
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16.00 - 19.00

Nina Kyparissi-Apostolika (Ephory of Palaeoanthropology & Speleology, Athens). The Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in Greece as evidenced by the data at Theopetra cave in Thessaly

Preston Miracle (Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge). Feast or famine? Epipalaeolithic subsistence in the northern Adriatic basin

Jadran Faganeli & Nives Ogrinc (National Institute of Biology, The Marine Centre Piran & J. Stefan Institute, Department of Environmental Sciences). Reconstruction of palaeoenvironment in the Gulf of Trieste: geochemical indicators

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Discussion & wine
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Wednesday 24th May

9.00 - 13.00

Clive Bonsall, Gordon Cook & Rosemary Lennon (Department of Archaeology, University of Edinburgh). Stable isotopes, radiocarbon and the mesolithic-neolithic transition in the Iron Gates

Ivana Radovanovic (Institute of Archaeology, Belgrade). Lepenski Vir - new data and old stories

Dusan Boric (Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge). Earths, houses and floors of Lepenski vir: embodied meanings

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Discussion, coffee/tea break 
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Thema 2: The Mesolithic and the Neolithic studies in Eurasia - the regional approaches

Zhou Guoxing (Beijing Natural History Museum, Beijing). The Bailiandong culture and the Mesolithic culture in China

Zhang Feng (Department of Anthropology, Zhongshan University). The Mesolithic culture in southern China

Jalal Rafifar (Department of Anthropology, University of Tehran). The anthropological approaches in Neolithic studies in Iran

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Discussion & lunch
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16.00 - 19.00

Konstantinos Kotsakis (Department of Archaeology Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki). The neolithic of Greece: new prospects

Milos Bilbija (Museum of Skopje). The Neolithic of Skopje region: new prospects and new ideas

Banffy Eszter (Archaeological Institute Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest). The late Starcevo and the ealiest Linear Pottery groups in western Transdanubia

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Discussion & wine
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Thursday 25th May

9.00 -13.00

Thema 3: The neolithic technologies, typologies and dating

Zhao Chaohong, Wu Xiaohong (Peking University, Beijing). The dating of Chinese early pottery and discussion on related problems

Hasan Talai (Institute of Archaeology, University of Tehran). New painted pottery assemblage at Ismailabad: a late neolithic site in the central plateau of Iran

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Discussion, coffee/tea break
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Paraskevi Yiouni (Archaeological Museum of Kavala). Technological analysis of Neolithic pottery from northern Greece: ceramic traditions in pottery decoration

Onur Ozbek (Institut Francais d'Etudes Anatoliennes, Istanbul). An early Neolithic stone axe production site in Turkish Thrace: Hamaylitarla

Burcin Erdogu (Institute of Archaeology, University of Durham). Dating stone axe factories: the problems of neolithisation in Eastern Thrace

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