Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Archaeology of Inner Asia from the Eneolithic to the Early Iron Age

A very interesting international conference on “Monuments and Pastoral Regimes - Archaeology of Inner Asia from the Eneolithic to the Early Iron Age” will be held in Bonn, March 2-4 2017

Monuments and Pastoral Regimes - Archaeology of Inner Asia from the Eneolithic to the Early Iron Age

LVR-LandesMuseum, Colmantstr. 14-16, 53115 Bonn

March, 2-4, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Conference Opening
15.00 Ursula Brosseder (Bonn), Introduction

Session 1 Framework – Social dynamics
Chair: Ursula Brosseder
15.30 Joshua Wright (Aberdeen), Integrated Narratives: The local and the long term in three regions of Mongolia
16.00 Esther Jacobson-Tepfer (Eugene), The Texture of Life in the Bronze Age: The Case of Two Valleys in the Mongolian Altai

16.30 Nikolai Kradin (Vladivostok), Heterarchy and Hierarchy in slab grave society 
17.00-18.00 Break

Evening Lecture
18.00 Michael Frachetti (St. Louis), New model civilizations: Institutional Participation and the Formation of Central Asia’s Open Ecumene
19.00 Reception for speakers and chairs in DelikArt

Friday, March 3, 2017

Session 2 Metals, Connectivity and Elites
Chair: Henri-Paul Francfort
09.00 Nikolaus Boroffka (Berlin), Central Asia - Bronze Age metallurgy and its social significance
09.30 Yiu-Kang Hsu (Oxford), Charting metal supplies in late -prehistory northern China: reflections from the lead isotope analysis
10.00 Zhang Liangren (Nanjing), Prehistoric East Xinjiang, Gansu, and Southern Siberia: technological transmission, trade, and innovation
10.30 Coffee Break
Session 3 Animals and People, Lifeways and Diet
Chair: Ursula Brosseder
11.00 Gisela Grupe (Munich), Life-ways and diet, first results from the joint BARCOR project 11.30 Alicia Ventresca Miller (Kiel), Shifting diets across Xinjiang, northern China, Mongolia and southern Russia
12.00 Vincent Zvénigorosky, Eric Crubézy (Toulouse), Association between cultural and paleogenetical data in Mongolia and surrounding areas at the time of the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age

12.30–14.00 Lunch

Session 3 Animals and People, Lifeways and Diet Chair: Joshua Wright
14.00 Cheryl Makarewicz (Kiel), The human-animal relationship in ancient mobile communities of the Mongolian steppe: Subsistence and ceremony
14.30 Natalia Tsydenova (Ulan-Ude), The Eneolithic, Early Bronze Age and the adoption of pastoralism in Transbaikalia and Mongolia
15.00 Jean-Luc Houle (Bowling Green), Seasonal Gatherings and Animal Sacrifice: The role of ritual and climate in the emergence of societal complexity

15.30 Coffee Break
Session 4 Monuments and Landscape - Overview
Chair: Jan Bemmann
16.00 Tsagaan Turbat (Ulaanbaatar), New insights into the Bronze and Early Iron Age of Mongolia
16.30 Jamsranjav Bayarsaikhan (Ulaanbaatar), From Deer to Horse: Symbolism on Mongolian Ritual Stone Stelae

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Session 5 Monuments and Landscape – a close-up image
Chair: Tsagaan Turbat
9.30 Ursula Brosseder, Chimiddorj Yeruul-Erdene (Bonn), Jamiyan-Ombo Gantulga (Ulaanbaatar), Monuments and Memory – BARCOR
10.00 Jamiyan-Ombo Gantulga (Ulaanbaatar), J. Magail (Monaco) Results from the Khoid Tamir-Khünüi Project, Central Mongolia
10.30 Aleksei Tishkin (Barnaul), The Bronze and Early Iron Age in the Altai

11.00 Coffee Break
Session 6 Monuments and Landscape – The West
Chair: James Williams
11.30 Guo Wu, (Beijing), Khirigsuurs and the Bronze and Early Iron in Dzhungaria 12.00 Ma Jian (Xi’an), A study on figure-shaped tombs and slab graves from Yinshan Mountain
12.30–14.30 Lunch Break
Session 7 Monuments and Landscape – The East
Chair: Zhang Liangren
14.30 Kazuo Miyamoto (Kyushu), A comparative study on slab graves in Mongolia 15.00 James Williams (Beijing), Upper Xiajiadian in Northeast China: Economic and Ideological Connections to Inner Asia
15.30 Resumé and Final Discussion (Henri-Paul Francfort)
18.00 Dinner for Speakers and Chairs

Information on Accomodation and Conference Venue

University of Bonn
Pre- And Early Historical Archaeology Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn, Germany 

+49(0)228-736378; Fax: +49(0)228-737466

Due to limited seating capacity, guests are kindly asked to register in advance by sending an e-mail to ursula.brosseder@uni-bonn.de. Conference fee: 100€, student discount: 50€

Accomodation for speakers and chairs: Hotel Europa: (Thomas-Mann-Str. 7-9) http://www.hotel-europa-bonn.de/en/
Conference Venue:
LVR-LandesMuseum, Colmantstr. 14-16, 53115 Bonn

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