Friday 8th - Saturday 9th November 2013
Department of Archaeology
Faculty of Arts
The twentieth Neolithic Seminar is organized by the Department of Archaeology, University of Ljubljana. The conference provides a forum for interdisciplinary discussions that are focused on a variety of topics: on the transition from foraging to farming and the associated (r)evolution in subsistence economy and diet, on the (r)evolution in technology, on the dynamics in social structuring, on changes in symbolism and rituals, on the different perceptions of (in)dividual and group identities, on the dynamics in Mesolithic and Neolithic population genetic structuring and demography, and on the impacts of rapid climate changes on hunter-gatherer’s and farming societies. The conference aims to evaluate a broad range of innovative approaches and interpretative postulates across different subjects in archaeology, bioarchaeology, archaeogenetics, and palaeoclimatology in the interpretative paradigms of the Mesolithic - Neolithic transition in Eurasia in the last 20 years.
All the Neolithic Seminar proceedings are available in periodical Documenta Praehistorica XXI-XXXIX. Ljubljana University is recognized as a locus eventi and the Neolithic Seminars as a hub for many links and interests that connect the people and institutions involved.
This is the call for papers for the twentieth Neolithic Seminar, "The Transition to Farming in Eurasia: Changing Interpretative Paradigms". The participation should be in the form of a presentation followed by a discussion of the presented paper and a more general discussion at the end of the session.
Participants are invited to submit an abstract of 150-200 words, including name, institution and the title of the paper. Deadline for abstracts: 30th May 2013. Please e-mail abstracts to: email@example.com
Please pass on this Call For Papers and the website address to anyone that you think might be interested, whether in the Eurasia or outside.