6th NEOLITHIC SEMINAR

The transition to farming and long-distance connections in Eurasia

Ljubljana 18 - 22 May 1999

Tuesday 18 May

10.00 - 13.00

Introduction to the Seminar

Zhang Chi (Department of Archaeology Peking University, Beijing) The conceptualisation of Mesolithic period in Chinese archaeology

Yang Yachang (Shaanxi Archaeological Institute, Xi'an) The processes of transition to farming in China

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Discussion, coffee/tea break
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Kostas Kotsakis (Department of Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) The Neolithization of Greece: New prospects and new ideas

Indre Antanaitis (Department of Archaeology , Vilnius University) Concerning the transition to farming in the East Baltic

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Discussion & lunch
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16.00 - 19.00

Denise Schmandt-Besserat (Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Texas at Austin) Near Eastern tokens: The precursors of writing and counting

Mihael Budja (Department of Archaeology, University of Ljubljana) Clay tokens in European Neolithic contexts

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Discussion, coffee/tea break
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Hasan Talai (Institute of Archaeology, University of Tehran) Funeral rites at Zagheh: a Neolithic site in the Qazvin Plain

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Discussion, coffee/tea & wine
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Wednesday 19 May

9.00 - 14.00

Zhang Chi (Department of Archaeology Peking University, Beijing) The Neolithic cultural development in China

Denise Schmandt-Besserat (Center for Middle Eastern Studies The University of Texas at Austin) Tokens: The cognitive significance

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Discussion, coffee/tea
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Douglass W. Bailey (School of History and Archaeology Cardiff University) The built environment: pit-huts, buildings and houses in the Neolithic

Dusan Boric (Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge) Places that created time in the Danube Gorges and beyond, c. 8000-5500 BC

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Discussion, coffee/tea
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Jalal Rafifar (Department of Anthropology, University of Tehran) Obsidian industry on tepe Ahranjan (Iran)

Nives Ogrinc (Department of Environmental Sciences, "J. Stefan" Institute, Ljubljana) Stable isotope evidence of the diet of Neolithic population in Slovenia. A case study: Ajdovska jama

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Discussion & lunch
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Thursday 20 May

9.00 -12.00

Maja Andric (Department of Archaeology, University of Ljubljana, School of Geography, Oxford Universi ty) Transition to farming and human impact on the Slovenian landscape

Dimitrij Mlekuz (Department of Archaeology, University of Ljubljana) Mid-Holocene landscape dynamics at Ljubljana Moor

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Discussion, coffee/tea
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Simona Petru (National Museum, Ljubljana) Usewear analyses on Mesolithic and Neolithic stone tools

Alenka Tomaz (Department of Archaeology, University of Ljubljana) Regional differences in Neolithic pottery production in Slovenia

Tomaz Fabec (Department of Archaeology, University of Ljubljana) Critical analyses of data about Neolithisation of the Karst area. One more story

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