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8th NEOLITHIC SEMINAR

The Neolithization of Eurasia - Perspectives from Pottery

Ljubljana 8 - 11 November 2001

 

 

Thursday 8th November

10.00 - 13.00

Dr. Mihael Budja (Department of Archaeology, University of Ljubljana). Potters and pots in the contexts of transition to farming - some introductory remarks.

Dr. Andrew Sherratt (Department of Archaeology, University of Oxford, UK), Diet and cuisine: farming and its transformations as reflected in pottery.

Dr. John Chapman (Department of Archaeology, University of Durham, UK). Milking the evidence - rubbing salt into the meat? Secondary products, pragmatism and the salt trade in Neolithic and Copper Age Eastern Europe.

Dr. Kostas Kotsakis (Department of Archaeology, University of Thessaloniki, Greece). A new technology for a new way of life: the role of ceramics in the Neolithic of Greece.

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Discussion and lunch
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15.30 - 19.30

Dr. Richard P. Evershed (School of Chemistry, University of Bristol ,UK)Lipids in ancient ceramics as carriers of anthropogenic signals from prehistory.

Dr. Oliver Craig, Dr. John Chapman, Dr. Carl Heron, Dr. Matthew Collins (Department of Fossil Fuels and Environmental Geochemistry, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK). The identification of milk residues: which way next in Europe?

Dr. Mirko Prosek (National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana). TLC, a suitable tool for quantitative and qualitative analysis of organic residues.

Dr. Clive Bonsall & Dr. Gordon Cook (Department of Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, UK). Direct dating of Neolithic pottery: progress and prospects.

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Discussion, cofee/tea break
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Ma. Dushka Urem-Kotsou & Dr. Kostas Kotsakis and Dr. Ben Stern (Department of Archaeology, University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford, UK). Defining function in Neolithic ceramics: the example of Makriyalos.

Dr. Peter Day & Dr. Peter Tomkins (Department of Archaeology,University of Sheffield, UK). Local pots for local people? A review of analytical studies of Greek Neolithic ceramics and their interpretation.

Dr. Eva Lenneis (Department of Archaeology, University of Vienna). The combination of different methods for analysing Early Neolithic pottery.

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Discussion and wine
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Friday 9th November

9.00 - 12.00

Dr. Masaki Nishida, (Department of Archaeology, Tsukuba University, Japan). Another Neolithic in the Holocene Japan.

Dr. Yaroslav V. Kuzmin (Pacific Institute of Geography, Vladivostok, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation). The earliest centers of pottery origin in Siberia and the Russian Far East: Review of chronology and palaeoeconomy of the oldest Neolithic cultures.

Dr. Zhang Chi (Department of Archaeology, Peking University, China). The early pottery in China.

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Discussion, cofee/tea break
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Dr. Helena Knutsson (Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University, Sweden). Pottery and the Northern European groups, some problems and possible solutions.

Dr. Aleksandar Durman (Department of Archaeology, University of Zagreb, Croatia). Early Neolithic pottery vs. the rest of prehistoric pottery.

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Discussion and lunch
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14.30 - 19.30

Ma. Dimitris Vlachos (Department of Archaeology and Prehistory, University of Sheffield, UK). Changes in the production and use of pottery from the 'Early Neolithic' to the 'Secondary Products Revolution': some evidence from LN Makriyalos, northern Greece.

Dr. Peter Tomkins (Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, UK). Distance, value and status: Characterising the exchange of ceramic vessels during the Early Neolithic on Crete.

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Discussion, cofee/tea break
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Dr. Luiz Oosterbeek (Instituto Politecnico de Tomar, Tomar, Portugal). Potters and users: A fragile Neolithic interaction.

Milos Bilbija (Museum of the city of Skopje, R. Macedonia). Man, bread and pottery.

Dr. Kornelija Minichreiter (Institute of Archaeology, Zagreb, Croatia). Potter's workshops and the use of pottery Early Starcevo Culture.

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