8th ICAANE – zatwierdzone referaty!

Informowaliśmy już o organizowanym w Instytucie Archeologii UW Międzynarodowym Kongresie Archeologii Starożytnego Bliskiego Wschodu, który odbędzie się w dniach 30 kwietnia – 4 maja 2012. Kilka dni temu na stronie ICAANE ukazały się spisy zatwierdzonych referatów. A jest co czytać – zatwierdzono ponad 300 referatów w blokach, ponad 140 referatów warsztatowych oraz ponad 50 posterów konferencyjnych! Ponadto podano dni, w których odbędą się poszczególne panele.

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Bloki tematyczne

1. Townships and villages
Poniedziałek, 30 kwietnia – Piątek, 4 maja

Anacleto D’Agostino, Costanza Coppini – Life at the edge of the settlement: the MBA-LBA transition at the northern and southern slope of Tell Barri (NE Syria)

Corrado Alvaro – The architectural sequence at Malatya during the Hittite and Neo-Hittite periods: a proposal

Shahmardan Amirov – Life and death of Tell Hazna I settlement in the Habur steppe of North-East Syria

Ali Asadi – Sasanian Settlement Patterns in northern Persian Gulf based on Bastak District Survey (Hormozgan Province)

Hai Ashkenazi – A Case Study from the Amarna Age City-state at Tel Beth-Shemesh, Israel

Cigdem Atakuman – Place, Prestige and Social Change: “Symbolic Relations between the Ritual and Domestic Buildings during the Early Neolithic of the Near East”

Rémi Berthon – Small but complex: Patterns of animal exploitation in Middle and Late Bronze Age villages from the Upper Tigris River area (Turkey)

Simone Bonzano – The Kingdom of Bianili: perspective on the relationship between rural networking and state building processes

Federico Buccellati – Diachronic Developments at the central monumental complex of ancient Urkesh (Tell Mozan)

Patrizia Camatta – High Temples in the northern Mesopotamian urban landscape

Meredith S. Chesson – Learning to Be Urban: Storing Sensibilities and Sensuous Human Practice on the southeastern Dead Sea Plain, Jordan

Susan Cohen – Rural-urban relations between Tel Zahara and Beth Shean in the Roman and Hellenistic periods

Hélène Criaud – A Rural culture in the Leja (South Syria) during the Middle Bronze Age

Marta Dandrea – Townships or Villages? Remarks on the Middle Bronze IA Period in the Southern Levant

Francesco Del Bravo – Tell al-Raqai and Khafaje: Two Opposite Ideologies of Economic Exploitation. Territorial Network Control, Internal Subsistence and Urban Systems

Bernadette Drabsch – A Procession of Chalcolithic Villagers: Reconsidering Hennessy’s ‚Procession’ Wall Painting from Teleilat Ghassul, Jordan

Anja Fügert, Florian Janoscha Kreppner, Hartmut Kuehne, Jens Rohde – Early Neo-Assyrian Dur-Katlimmu

Alejandro Gallego – Sealing pots in Upper Mesopotamia in the Late Third Millennium. More evidence from the Khabour region

Guido Guarducci – Linking the Mountains to the Plains. Material culture and lifestyle of the Local Communities in South-Eastern Anatolia during the Iron Age

Frédéric Guyot – Subterranean houses at Bir es-Safadi (4th millennium BC, Israel): an update

Manuela Heil – Becoming Connected – Interaction Networks during the Early Dynastic Period

Tobias Bodo, Heye Helms – Exploring the outer city of a major EBA Centre – Recent Excavations in the eastern extent of Tell Chuera’s lower town

Krzysztof Jakubiak – Was Hatra the second Babylon? Some Remarks on the Northern Mesopotamian City Religious Life

Hannah Johnson – The Granary at Ur: a Study of the Neo-Sumerian Textual Evidence

Melissa Kennedy – The Development of South/Central Syria in the EB IVB: The Tell Nebi Mend Perspective

Mohmmed Al-Khaled – Forms of Urban Settlements. Differences and Elaborations of Urban Settlements in the Middle Euphrates Valley

Paula Kouki – The hinterland of a city: rural settlement in the Petra region, southern Jordan, from c. 300 BC to AD 700

Gunnar Lehmann – Qubur el-Walaydah: Village Archaeology in the Land of the Philistines

Julia Linke – Transferring Chaos into Order in the Urartian Kingdom

Dorota Ławecka – Early Dynastic Kish – city state or territorial state?

Maciej Makowski – The road to the citadel of Kanesh. Urban structure and spatial organization of the city during the Assyrian Colony Period

Simone Mantellini – Tell Mumbatah Area and the Eastern Limit of the Territory of Ebla

Jean-Claude Margueron – Le domaine syro-mésopotamien, lieu de naissance du premier urbanisme

Juliette Mas – Bronze Age Domestic Architecture in Eastern Syria: Familiar, Social and Economic Implications

Timothy Matney – Early Iron Age Town and Village Life in the Upper Tigris River Valley of Southeastern Turkey

Bernadette McCall – Historical and archaeological approaches to settlement data: a case study from Iran

Lucia Mori – Don’t cultivate that field! The difficult interaction between village communities and central palaces in the summer planting of sesame in the Euphrates valley during the Middle Bronze Age

Noor Mulder – An agricultural Nabataean site at Khirbet al-Mudayna

Takahiro Odaka – The Western Variety of Samarra Pottery and the Collection in the National Museum of Aleppo, Syria

Adelheid Otto – Historische Geographie Obermesopotamiens: das deutschfranzösische Projekt HIGEOMES

Lucas Petit – What would the Egyptian Pharaoh Shoshenq I have seen, if he had visited the Central Jordan Valley?

Alessio Palmisano – Geo-politics and Trade in Central Anatolia in the Middle Bronze Age

Kristina Pfeiffer – The Late Neolithic Village of Shir: Living with the Dead

Marina Pucci – The site of Chatal Höyük: a township in the Amuq

Steve Renette – The Function of Seal-Impressed Jars in the Hamrin valley, Central Iraq

Claudio Rubini – Medieval transformations of Roman urban fabric in Antioch. Study for an active history of the city

Tim Skuldbøl – Making Bricks and Managing Rubbish. Recent investigations in the immediate surroundings of Tell Brak, an early urban settlement in Northern Mesopotamia

Piotr Steinkeller – Residence Patterns in the City of Umma at ca. 2000 BC

Jason Ur – The Comparative Morphology of Neo-Assyrian Cities

Ralf Vandam – Everybody needs good neighbours

Dianne van de Zande – Social stratification in the rural settlements of Roman northwest Syria

Petrus Vermaak – The Lagaš hinterland in southeastern Mesopotamia

Remzi Yağcı – Harbour cities and fortification walls in the Hittite Imperial period

2. Excavation reports and summaries
Poniedziałek, 30 kwietnia – Piątek, 4 maja (dwie równoległe sesje)

Akbar Abedi – A Report on the First Season of Prehistoric Archaeological Project of Kul Tepe, NW Iran

Wael Abu-Azizeh – Urban network and topography of Mari: preliminary results of the 2007-2010 excavations in the ‚East City’

Bayram Aghalary – New findings of circular architecture in Northwestern Iran

Sajjad Alibaigi – Archaeological Survey in Kuran BuzanValley – Hulailan, West Central Zagros, Iran

Alexander Ahrens – New Light on the Amarna Period from the Northern Levant – A Clay Sealing with the Throne Name of Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten from the Royal Palace at Tall Mišrife/Qatna

Enrico Ascalone – A Necropolis in Inner Syria. New Archaeological Discoveries at Tell Tuqan, Syria

Behzad Balmaki – The evidence of cultural influences of Hassuna – transitional chalcolithic period in Mesopotamia – in Central-eastern Zagros region, Iran

Hakimeh Bargahi – Systematic Survey of Archeological of Genaveh’s Chahar Roustaei Site in Iran

Khadijeh Baseri – Coins

Leigh-Ann Bedal – Secular-Sacred: The Function of Space in the Petra Garden and Pool Complex

Raffaella Pierobon Benoit – Tell Barri (Syria). The Settlement and its changes: new developments

Erez Ben-Yosef – A New Chronological Framework for Iron Age Copper Production in the Southern Arabah: Results of the New Excavations at Timna Valley (Israel)

Piotr Bieliński – Ubaid culture related site on Kuwaiti desert

Manfred Bietak – Archaeological evidence of cutting and presenting hands of slain enemies in front of the palace of the Hyksos Period at Tell el-Daba

Elisabeta Boaretto, Elena Rova – Integrating contexts, site-formation process and chronology for improving Early Bronze Age radiocarbon dates from Caucasus

Elisabeta Boaretto, Elena Rova – Integrating contexts, site-formation process and chronology for improving Early Bronze Age radiocarbon dates from Caucasus

Daniele Morandi Bonacossi – Recent Italian Excavations at Mishrifeh/Qatna: the Eastern and the Lower City Palaces

Stephen Bourke – Excavations at Pella in Jordan: The 2011 Field Season

Pascal Butterlin – The massif rouge at Mari: new evidence on the history of ziggurats

Ricardo Cabral – Tell Beydar (Syria) in the Classical Jezirah Period: New data from recent excavations

Michelle Casanova – The NABIALLA Project (The Necropolises of Azerbaijan during the Bronze and Iron Ages in the Lenkoran and the Lerik Areas)

Barbara Cerasetti – Nomad-Sedentary Interaction in the Ancient Murghab Alluvial Fan (Turkmenistan): Preliminary Excavation Report of a Nomadic Site

Joanne Clarke – Rapid Climate Change at the Beginning of the 4th Millennium BC: A View from Kalavasos-Kokkinogia, Cyprus

Joaquín Cordoba – Two conclusive seasons at al Madam (Sharjah, UAE). New perspectives about Iron Age and the oasis culture

Franco D’Agostino – Abu Tbeirah – Southern Iraq

Davoud Davoudi – The recent archaeological survey in Shirwan-Chardawol, W-Iran

Hossein Davoudi – Tepe Zagheh: outcome of 2011 season of excavation

Zeinab Dehghani – Archaeological Survey of Prehistoric Sites (Neolithic to Bronze period) in Kazeroun Plain, Iran

Mostafa Dehpahlavan – Security, Critical Factor in Creating Ancient Roads

Lynn Swartz Dodd – The Northern Amuq Valley surveys in 2010 and 2011

Stephanie Döpper – On the Reuse of Early Bronze Age Tombs – the Excavations at Bat and Al-Ayn, Sultanate of Oman

Khaled Douglas – Jneneh: Iron Age Town in the Upper Wadi al-Zarqa: New Discovery

Nadezhda Dubova – Gonur excavations in 2000-2010

Berthold Einwag – Der Tempel von Tall Bazi und seine Nutzung

Azarmidokht Alimohamad Esfandiari – Result of excavations in the ancient Cemetery of Gharbal Biz in yazd province and a description of Bronze age objects discovered there in

Nasir Eskandari – Bronze Age Settlement patterns and site distribution in Halil River Basin, Southeastern Iran

Mahsa Faizi – Archaeological survey of Āzād Dam, Kurdestān, Western Iran

Gioacchino Falsone – The Italian excavations at Tell Shiyukh Tahtani, North Syria. New light on the Bronze Age sequence

Saman Farzin – A new dating of the grave stone burial Baluchistan region of Iran

Mohammad Ghamari Fatideh – An Archaeological Examination and analysis on settlement pattern changes during the transition from Bronze Age to the Iron Age in the northern slope of Central Alborz

Avraham Faust – The First Six Seasons of Excavations at Tel ‚Eton, Israel

Sumio Fujii – PPNB Barrage Systems in the Jafr Basin, Southern Jordan

Katia Gavagnin – Early Jezirah pottery from Tell Beydar, Syria

Mathilde Gelin – New French-Kuwaiti research in the Hellenistic fortress of Faïlaka-Ikaros

Guillaume Gernez – Exceptional metal hoards discovered at Tell Mabtouh (Syria)

Lilly Gershuny – A Middle Bronze II Village/Trade Center in the Sharon Plain

Mohsen Ghasemi – The study of Parthian stucco from Qaleh Zahak in Azarbaiejan, Iran

Farhad Guliyev, Yoshihiro Nishiaki – Goytepe (Azerbaijan): Results of the Excavations 2010-2011

Arnulf Hausleiter – Iraqi-Kurdish / German excavations at Arbil 2009-2011

Sandra Heinsch – Archaeological Results of the Georgian-Austrian Joint Expedition at Khovle Gora

Felix Höflmayer – Radiocarbon dating the Bronze Age of the Southern Levant: New results and implications for Middle Bronze Age chronology and synchronisms

Marco Paolo Iamoni – The Middle Bronze Age III in the Northern Levant: a reappraisal to 2nd millennium relative chronology

Elmira Ibragimova – Chipped stone industry of Tell Khazna I: transformation from Early Uruk to late ED I Period

Kaan Iren – New Discoveries at the Ancient Persian Satrapal Centre Daskyleion

Mohamad Javad Jafari – Archaeological report of third season excavation in Lama cemetery

Ardeshir Javanmardzadeh – Archaeological project of the Mehrān Plain (A.P.M.P)

Christine Kepinski – Recherches dans la province de Souleymanieh (Irak, Kurdistan)

Susanne Kerner – The Desert and the Sown in Northern Jordan

Morteza Khanipoor – Preliminary report of the sounding at site of Qareh Qozlou, South of lake Urmiah, Northwestern Iran

Lamia El-Khouri – Archaeological Excavations at Gadara (Umm Qais), 2011 Season of Excavation

Mehr Kian – Bard-e Gowri, Historical rock chambers in the Elymais, ancient Bakhtyari land

Ann Killebrew – Tel Akko Total Archaeology Project: The 2010 and 2011 Seasons

Konstantinos Kopanias, Claudia Beuger, Sherry Fox, Angelos Hadjikoumis, Alexandra Livarda – Preliminary Results from the Excavation at Tell Nader in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Mohsen Zeidi Kulehparcheh – New Excavation Results from Chogha Golan; a PPN Site in the Zagros Region of Western Iran

Marco Capardoni, Anna Lanaro, Alvise Matessi – Excavations at Kinik Höyük: a preliminary report on the first campaign (Aug. – Oct. 2011)

Nicola Laneri – The Hirbemerdon Tepe Archaeological Project 2003-2011

Victoria L’Huillier – Excavation in Dzharkutan (Uzbekistan): Some new elements about Early Iron Age in Central Asia

Marta Luciani – Archaeology in the region of Sulaimaniyah, Irak

Bertille Lyonnet – The 3rd millennium occupation at Mentesh-Tepe, Middle Kura Valley (Azerbaijan)

Elise Luneau – Ceramic production of the necropolis 3 of Dzharkutan (Surkhan-Sarya, Uzbekistan, 2100-1500 B.C.): new archaeological data about the chronology and the evolution of the Sapalli culture (Bronze Age, Central Asia)

John MacGinnis – Ziyaret Tepe: Operations in the Lower Town 2010-2011

Ali Mahfrouzi – Archaeological Excavation at Tepe Sad in North of Iran

Nicolo Marchetti – The Joint Turco-Italian 2011 excavations at Karkemish

Maria-Grazia Masetti-Rouault, Olivier Rouault – Researches in Qasr Shemamok/Kilizu (Iraqi Kurdistan): an Assyrian town?

Catherine Masserey – Vani (Cochis, Western Georgia) stratigraphy and
multidisciplinary studies, 2011 Swiss-Georgian expedition

Roger Matthews, Wendy Matthews – Current Research on the Neolithic of the Central Zagros of Iran and Iraq

Amihai Mazar – Collapse or continuity? Comments on the End of the Bronze Age in the Sothern Levant

Ryszard Mazurowski – Tell Qaramel. The New Center of Neolitisation in the Northern Levant

Stefania Mazzoni – The Usaklı Höyük archaeological survey 2008-2011: the results of the Italian research in the Yozgat province (Central Anatolian Plateau, Turkey)

Jolanta Młynarczyk – Discovery of the North-West Church compound in Hippos (Susita) on the Sea of Galilee: a final report

Yagub Mohamadifar – Preliminary Report of 16th Season of Excavations in Tepe Hegmataneh; Hamedan

Amir Saed Mucheshi, Ali Azashab, Zahed Karimi – The report on the stratigraphy of Kalanan in Bijar county, Kurdistan province, Iran

Maysoon al-Nahar – Tell Abu Suwwan Neolithic Architecture (Area B Structure)

Hamed Vahdati Nasab – Late Neolithic Site of Rashak III Rock Shelter, Mazandaran, Iran

Lily Niakan – Relationship between Iran and Mesopotamia in The Uruk Period, based on archaeological excavations in margin of the Seymareh River at cultural basin of Zagros

Meisam Nikzad – Chiatorkaneh, a Settlement of pre-pottery Neolithic
Period in Nourabad Plain, Pishkouh of Central Zagros

Eleonora Pappalardo – Images and Meanings. The ivory rhyta from Old Nisa and the diffusion of models in Hellenized Asia

Dominique Parayre – Tell al-Nasriyah sur la rive droite du Moyen Oronte, Syrie (BA IV-Fer II)

Tatiana Pedrazzi, Barbara Chiti – Tell Kazel (Syria), Area II. New evidence from a Late Bronze/Iron age quarter

Holly Pittman – The Glyptic and Administrative materials from Chogah Maran ca. 2500 BCE

Alexander Pruss – The Eastern Palace of Tell Beydar

Peter Pfälzner – Royal funerary practices and inter-regional relations in the Middle Bronze Age Levant: new evidence from Qatna

Philippe Quenet – Preliminary results of the Khirbet Malhat survey, N Syria

Clemens Reichel – Hamoukar Excavations 2010: New Insights into Northern Syrian Urbanism during the Late Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Period

Lorenz Rahmsdorf – Balance weights in the third millennium BC: results of a recent comprehensive study

Norooz Rajabi – Excavation at Tol-e-Khosroo, western of Zagroos in Iran

Sébastien Rey – The Fortifications of Mari: preliminary results of the 2006-2010 excavations in the ‘East City’

Abbas Rezaeenia – A Preliminary Report of Sounding for Determining Arena and Limits of Ghaleh Gabri Historical Site in Sarpol Zahab, Iran

Mohammad Hossein Rezaei – Settlement Patterns during the Chalcolithic Period in the Kazeroun Plain, Iran

Gary Rollefson – But it’s a Dry Heat. Really? Recent Research into the Late Neolithic Exploitation of the Badia in Eastern Jordan

Kourosh Roustaei – Archaeological Survey of Kourang Area, Bakhtiari Highlands, Iran

Elena Rova – New research on the 3rd millennium cultures of Transcaucasia: the 2010 and 2011 campaigns of the Georgian-Italian Shida Kartli Archeological Project

Sadi Saeedyan – Zarbolagh: A Median site in central Iran

Glenn Schwartz – A Tale of Human Sacrifice: Umm el-Marra 2010 Third-Second Millennium BC Results

Mahnaz Sharifi – The Archaeological Excavations of KheshtDasht Tepe Damghan, Northeast of Iran

Uwe Sievertsen – New Finds of Iron Age Pottery from Tell Halaf (2008-2010)

Regis Vallet – Tell Feres al Sharki 2010: Recent Discoveries on the Ubaid and Late Chalcolithic in North Syria

Daniel Varga – A multiperiod site at Amatzia near Lachish

Marcin Wagner – Yaz II/ III period on the Topaz Gala Depe, southern Turkmenistan

Arne Wossink – Excavations at Satu Qala, Erbil Province, Iraq

Mohsen Zeinivand – A Report of Excavations and Stratigraphy of Sar-Asiab Zone; Sarpol-e Zohab, Kermanshah, Iran

3. „High and low – minor arts for elites and the populace”
Poniedziałek, 30 kwietnia – Środa, 2 maja

Aiysha Abu-Laban – Dilmun social constructs – analysis of stamp seals from Failaka, Kuwait

Mordehai Aviam – The Jerusalem Temple symbolic depiction on a
stone from Magdala-Israel

Laura Battini – Iconography exchanges between « popular » and « elite » ‘minor arts’

Alessandra Cellerino – The Lady of the Hamrin. Old Babylonian Terracotta Plaques representing a goddess from the Hamrin Region

Petr Charvat – The deep well of the past: earliest seal impressions of archaic Ur (c. 3000 BC)

P. M. Michele Daviau – Conspicuous Consumption and Tribute: Assyrian Glazed Bottles and Faience Vessels at Khirbat al-Mudayna on Wadi ath-Thamad

Fabrice De Backer – Cardiophylax in Urartu: A Celtiberian Model

Laura Dietrich – Social Dimensions of Neolithic Greenstone Axes from the Levant

Silvana Di Paolo – High and Low Concepts in Art Historical Theory and Methodology

Rita Dolce – On the wooden carvings from Ebla: some suggestions from the work in progress

Anja Fügert – The Neo-Assyrian and Late Babylonian glyptic from Dur-Katlimmu (Syria)

Fabrizio Giovannetti – The Drum Shape from Beycesultan Levels V and IVc-a: a typical production of an unusual object

Daisy Knox – Diachronic Change in the Figurines of Bronze Age Cyprus

Angela Massafra – The harpai in the Ancient Near East. A curved ceremonial weapon between III and II millennium B.C.: from typology to usage

Roberta Menegazzi – Colour and figurines. On the polychrome decoration of the terracottas from Seleucia on the Tigris

Maria Gabriella Micale – The Coroplastic Art of the Persian Tell Mardikh/Ebla: Some Notes on Iconography and Context

Davide Nadali – The declination of images and objects: where and how to settle ancient artifacts

Ianir Milevski, Bernardo Gandulla – Minor Art and Society in the Chalcolithic of the Southern Levant

Ida Oggiano – Images of women and children in the hinterland of Tyre between Persian and Hellenistic periods. The rural shrine of Kharayeb

Darne O’Neill – A South Arabian mortuary miniature corpus

Estelle Orrelle – Iconography of Figurines in the Neolithic Near East

Yitzhak Paz – Miniature Votive Bowls as town protectors at Leviah, an Early Bronze Age Fortified town in the Southern Levant

Luca Peyronel – Temples and Figurines. The coroplastic from Area HH at Ebla (Syria) during the EB IVB period

Christian Konrad Piller – Bronze Age Anthropomorphic Figurines from Northern and Northeastern Iran: A Reappraisal in the Light of New Discoveries

Frances Pinnock – Of Pots and Doves. Some Possible Evidence for Popular Cults in the Ebla Palaces in MB II

Paola Poli – Bone figurative Objects from the Shakkanakku Levels of Terqa: an Example of Minor Art

Mattia Raccidi – From model to chariot

Suzanne Richard – The Function and Symbolism of Miniatures in the Early Bronze IV Complex at Khirbat Iskandar, Jordan

Amy Richardson – The development of clay technology in the Central Zagros: tokens and figurines in the Early Neolithic

Paola Sconzo – Iconography or iconic signs? Stylized figures in the corpus of postmarks from the Syrian Middle Euphrates

Dina Shalem – Who were the images on the Chalcolithic ossuaries from Israel?

Andrea Squitieri – The diverse functions and meanings of stone vessels in the Iron Age and Persian Levant

Leigh Stork – Is a pin mightier than a sword? Utilitarian items as grave goods during the EB I and II in the Upper Euphrates Valley

Mariano Torres – Small Egyptian situlae from iron age contexts of the Levant and the Mediterranean

Akira Tsuneki – The meaning of Neolithic stamp seals

Luigi Turri – Ivory inlays at Qatna

Jessica Whalen – The performance of wine drinking during the
Anatolian Early Bronze Age II-III period

4. Archaeology of Fire
Środa, 2 maja – Piątek, 4 maja

Johnny Samuele Baldi – Ceramic production and management of the fire between late Ubaid and LC1. The potter’s kilns of Tell Feres al-Sharqi

Lindy Crewe – Beer and fire on Bronze Age Cyprus

Silvia Festuccia – Metallurgical activities and Moulds: the Case of Ebla

Kristina A. Franke – The metallurgical inventory from Tell Chuera (Syria) – a direct comparison between quantitive pXRF and qualitative WDS data

Elisa Girotto – The purifying violence of fire: the symbolism of fire in war in Ancient Mesopotamia

Kathryn Grossman – Fire Installations in a Late Ninevite 5 Complex at Hamoukar, Syria

Nicolas Gailhard – Reflections on experimentation and innovation process: origin of iron in Anatolia

Karl Harrison – Structural Fires at Çatalhöyük: Integrating Forensic Practice

Alice Hunt – The Mastery of Fire: Ceramic Kilns and Pyrotechnology in the Neo-Assyrian Period

Marco Iamoni – Metallurgy at Qatna: the production of bronze and silver in Western Syria

Carolin Jauss – Playing with fire: Cooking techniques in the Uruk period

Marie Le Miere – Early mastery of fire: Near Eastern Neolithic lime, gypsum plaster and pottery revisited

Francesco Leprai – The collapsed wood accumulation in the wellroom
of the Royal Palace of Qatna. A 3D reconstruction

Paolo Matthiae – Fire and Arts. Some Reflections about the Consideration of Art in Assyria

Dirk Paul Mielke – Burning down the Enemy – Evidence for destructive war strategies from Hittite Anatolia

Agnieszka Pieńkowska – The fire and light. Mesopotamian lamps from Polish Archaeological Excavations on Tell Arbid

Sara Pizzimenti – A Light in the Darkness. Some Hints on Fire Perception and Rituality as Represented in II Millennium BC Mesopotamian Glyptic

Andrea Polcaro – Fire and Death: incineration in the Levantine Middle Bronze Age cemeteries as mark of cultural identities, or as technical instrument of purification?

Modwene Poulmarc’h, Laure Pecqueur – A study of the effects of fire on a collective burial in the Early Bronze Age kourgan of Mentesh Tepe in Azerbaijan

Stéphane Rottier, Aline Tenu – Fire in funeral contexts: new data from Tell al-Nasriyah (Syria)

Eberhard Sauer – Fire-hardened and safe from the elements: the role of fire in the creation of the ancient Near East’s most elaborate frontier wall

Ann Shafer – Representing the Ritual Space of Fire in Ancient Assyria

Anna Smogorzewska – Cooking, heating and processing. Fire installations in household activities at Tell Arbid (NE Syria)

Gisella Specia, Stefania Paradiso – The cultural use of fire: practice religious and utilitarian use

Paulette Tate, Michael Fisher – Fire in the Brewhouse: Toward an Archaeology of Beer and Brewing in Mesopotamia

Monica Tonussi – Pierced Andirons and Vessel Supports for Fireplaces from the Caucasus to the Near East in the IVth-IIIrd Millennium BC: a Way to Optimize the Heat of Fire?

Agnese Vacca – From clay to pots: pottery production and workplaces in Syria during the EB III-IV

H. Alexander Veldhuijzen – The Embeddedness of the First Near Eastern Iron Smelting Industry in the Local Community of the Jordan Valley

5. Conservation, preservation and site management
Wtorek, 1 maja

Mohammad Beiraghi – Management of Archaeological Sites in Outlying Areas; the Case of Iran as a developing Country

Emma Cunliffe – The Scale of the Threat: Monitoring Sites and Modern Technologies

Norma Franklin – Jezreel and the formulation of a strategy for combining cultural heritage, excavation, and post excavation preservation

Andrew Jamieson – Sustainable Management Strategies for Near Eastern Archaeological Collections

Zeidan Kafafi – Modern Human Activities Impact on the Archaeological heritage: an Example from the Site Jebel Abu Thawwab

Ahmed Kzzo – The Image of the Arabic Museum. Some Consideration about the Presentation of Arabic Museums in Internet Sites

Jeanine Abdul Massih – The Roman House of Cyrrhus – Syria (mosaics and wall paintings)

Georg Neumann – Ancient Near East meets Internet

B. Nilgün Öz – Heritage conservation at foreign-run archaeological excavations in Turkey

Iman Saca – Al Zubarah – The Pearl of Qatar through the Eyes of its People

6. Bioarchaeology of Ancient Near East
Środa, 2 maja – Piątek, 4 maja

Chie Akashi – Grazing and Fodder Gathering in Early Bronze Age Syria : Case of Tell Ghanem al-‘Ali

Ekaterina Antipina – Northern Mesopotamia: archaeobiological researches on Tell Hazna-I

Robin Bendrey – Evolving human-goat relationships in the eastern Fertile Crescent: new evidence from the Early Neolithic site of Sheikh-e Abad, western Iran

Jeannette Boertien – Hemp and Flax in Iron Age Jordan

Marialetizia Carra – Bioarchaeological Analyses in the region of Gaziantep (S-E Turkey)

Carmen del Cerro – Biological remains at al Madam (Sharjah UAE). Archaeological, archaeobotanical and zooarchaeological studies in Iron Age farming – stockbreeding village

Jerome Cybulski – On-Site Human Osteology in the Theban Necropolis: Results, Problems and Prospects

Sarah Elliott – Herbivore dung: Location, Identification and Contents. An integrated approach to the identification of early animal management in the Central Zagros

Rafał Fetner – Results of Anthropological Research of Human Remains from Old Babylonian Tomb from Bakr Awa, Iraq

Pascal Flohr – Reconstructing past rainfall and irrigation using plant stable isotopes: (im)possibilities of the method

Anna Gręzak – Animal Economy at Tell Masaikh and Terqa in the Middle Euphrates Region in Syria from the Third Millenium B.C. to the Islamic Period

Jean-Bernard Huchet – Archaeoentomology: a new approach to the reconstruction of some Ancient Near East mortuary practices

Adam Izdebski – How and when did the Beysehir Occupation Phase end in Asia Minor?

Vladimir Kufterin – Biosocial adaptation of the ancient population of the South of Central Asia

Catherine Longford – Agriculture in the Highlands, the economy of Sos Höyük, a Kura-Araxes village

Kirsi Lorentz – (Re)integrating the biological and the cultural bioarchaeology of a body modification

Emmanuele Petiti – Bioarchaeological investigations at a 4th-3rd century BC cemetery at Tayma

Marta Portillo – Phytoliths and dung spherulites: How can they be used for recognizing early farming activities? Two examples from the Levant

Konstantin Pustovoytov – Plant biogenic carbonate at archaeological sites of the Near East and its potential as a paleoenvironmental proxy

Robert Sataev – Results of archaeozoological and archaeobotanical researches at the Bronze Age site Gonur-Depe (Turkmenistan)

Linda Scott-Cummings, Chad Yost – Dental Calculus: Evidence of Pre-pottery Neolithic Diet from Nemrik 9, Iraq

Rula Shafiq – Early Bronze IV. Evidence of Stratified Society – Jericho Case

Abdel Halim Shiyab – Animal remains from Tall Abu Al-Kharaz

Arkadiusz Sołtysiak – Topography, subsistence and terrestrial mobility in ancient human populations of Iran and Syria

Anna Spyrou – Animal procurement and processing in the Middle Epipaleolithic of Southern Levant: Zooarchaeological and anthropological implications for storage and social organization

Anne-Marie Tillier – Diagnosis of skeletal lesions within Levantine Upper Pleistocene populations

Jacek Tomczyk – Dental erosion in the Middle Euphrates Valley (Syria)

Handan Üstündağ – Porotic Hyperostosis and Cribra Orbitalia in Skeletons from Kültepe/Kanesh, Turkey

Jade Whitlam – Archaeobotany in the “Hilly Flanks”: The potential of recent research at Early Neolithic sites in the Central Zagros

Dirk Wicke, T. Greenfield – If these walls could speak …: Integration and interpretation of faunal, artefactual and architectural remains from ancient Tushan

Wiesiek Więckowski – The excavation and analysis of porcupine dens and burrowing on ancient faunal and human remains at Tel Zahara (Israel)

Henryk Witas – DNA of people living in the middle Euphrates valley 2.5-4.5 Kyrs ago

7. Islamic Session
Poniedziałek, 30 kwietnia – Środa, 2 Maja

Ignacio Arce – An interpretation model for the transitional period from Late Antiquity till the arrival of Islam

Morteza Attaie – Slip-painted pottery: types, widespread, dating

Shirin Atris – The legacy of Alexandrian Hellenistic Columns in Islamic art

Louise Blanke – Cisterns, reservoirs and farming – New evidence for urban development in Jarash, Jordan

Julie Bonnéric – New Researches on the Early Islamic site of al-Qusūr

Maryam Dezhamkhooy – An Archaeology of an Opposition

Amir Gorzalczany – A Laboratory and Instruments Related to Chemical Arts Dated to the Early Islamic Period Discovered at Ramla, Israel

Mahmoud Hawari – Hisham’s Palace in Context: Archaeological Landscape Survey at hinterland of Khirbat al-Mafjar, Jericho, Palestine

Stefan Heidemann – Transformation of the Material Culture in Syrian Cities in the 12th Century. “Classical Revival”, “Umayyad Revival” or “Sunni Revival” – A Multidisciplinary Approach

Lamia El-Khouri – Archaeological Excavations at Gadara (Umm Qais), 2011 Season of Excavation

Hans-Peter Kuhnen – Landscape change around the Lake of Galilee between the Late Byzantine and the Early Islamic periods

Sofia Laparidou – Identifying changing agricultural economies as key factors of settlement shifts in medieval Islamic Jordan; a phytolith analysis approach

Ayala Lester – Metal ware of the Fatimid Period – The State of Research

Stephen McPhillips – The Upper Orontes valley: new evidence of a dynamic rural economy in the Abbasid and Ottoman eras

Daniel Mahoney – The Islamic Ceramic Industry of the Dhamar Basin in the Central Highlands of Yemen

Robert Mason – Ceramics to the Corinthians: Islamic Pottery in Mediaeval Corinth

Mandy Mottram – Rural settlement in northern Syria during the Ottoman centuries: New results from the Wadi Abu Qalqal region

Rafaella Pappalardo – “Wheel-free”: The Islamic Handmade Pottery From Tell Barri (Syria)

Andrew Peterson – Ruwayda and the Sea

Marie-Odile Rousset – The early Islamic fortress of Qinnasrin (Syria)

Moain Sadeq – Unpublished Mamluk Pottery at the ROM Within its Hierarchic and Cultural Contexts

Hamed Salem – The Byzantine and Medieval Village at Kh. Birzeit in Rammallah Region/ Palestine

Robert Schick – Madaba, Jordan in the Early Islamic Period

Ulrike Siegel – Ar-Raqqa/ar-Rafiqa (Syria) – architectural concepts of the residential buildings of the Caliph Harun ar-Rashid

Margreet Steiner – Tell Abu Sarbut; from industrial site to residential village

Edna J. Stern – Mamluk-Period Pottery: Beyond Typology and Chronology

Abed Taghavi, Hossein Taromian – An Archaeological survey of Tomb towers and sepulchral buildings in the city Semiran during Islamic times

Mustafa Tupev – Bukhara of the Abulkhayrids: Architecture and Urbanism

Bethany Walker – Exercising Power on the Mamluk Frontier

Donald Whitcomb – Khirbet al-Mafjar or Qasr Hisham? Changing perceptions of a Palestinian monument

Alan Walmsley – Islamic archaeology in Qatar: Al Zubarah and its hinterland(s)

Paul Wordsworth – Infrastructure and Interaction: approaches to the archaeology of medieval travel and trade routes in Southwest Central Asia


I. Iron Age Archaeology in the Levant: the view from the microscope and beyond
Poniedziałek, 30 kwietnia

Adi Behar, Naama Mack-Yahalom – From Bronze to Iron: Metallurgical Investigation in Iron I-IIA Sites

Elisabetta Boaretto, Israel Finkelstein, Michael Toffolo – Radiocarbon Dating a Multi Strata Mound: Ten Dated Horizons in 600 years at Megiddo

Shira Feigenbaum, Arie Shaus, Barak Sober, David Levin, Murray Moinester, Eliezer Piasetzky, Eli Turkel – Iron Age Ostraca in the Silicon Age

Israel Finkelstein, Steve Weiner – Introduction: From Micro Archaeology to Macro History

Israel Finkelstein – So What Have We Learned from All This?

Dafna Langgut – The Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee Pollen Records, Palaeo-Climate and Human Impact during the Bronze and Iron Ages

Mario A.S. Martin – Petrographic Investigation of Negev Highlands Iron IIA Pottery

Dvory Namdar, Yuval Gadot – Trade, Administration and the Kingdom: Organic Content of “YHD” Stamped Store Jars Found at Ramat Rahel

Lidar Sapir-Hen, Yuval Gadot – From Kingdoms to Empire: Changes in Livestock Husbandry from the Late Bronze to the Iron Age

Ruth Shahack-Gross – Subsistence Economy in Arid Zones: Geoarchaeological Investigation in the Negev Highlands

II. Continuation and Rupture in the Settlement History of Lebanon
Wtorek, 1 maja

Jeanine Abdul Massih – Lebanon at the dawn of the Roman Conquest

Gassia Artin – Rise and decline of Chalcolithic Byblos and Dakerman

Bettina Fischer-Genz – From Nomadism to Village Life? Changes in settlement patterns in the rural Hinterland of Heliopolis/Baalbek

Hermann Genz, Helene Sader – Final discussion: where do we stand? Potentials and problems of archaeology in Lebanon

Hermann Genz – The Transition from the Third to the Second Millennium BC in the Coastal Plain of Lebanon: Continuity or Break?

Marlies Heinz – What does material evidence in archaeological contexts tell about the backgrounds and causes for continuation and rupture? Kamid el-Loz / Lebanon – A case study

Joyce Nassar – A new necropolis uncovered in Beirut: analysis of the funeral space management inside a classical hypogeum

Paul Newson – Is the Bekaa a Special Case? Settlement Continuity and Change in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

Jessica Nitschke – Local and Regional Settlement Trends in Lebanon and the Levant in the Hellenistic Period

Ingrid Périssé – Chhîm: from Late Bronze Age to the Late Antiquity: a multi-secular sacred place?

Simone Riehl – Environmental aspects in Early to Middle Bronze Age Lebanon

Valentine Roux – Continuity at Tell Arqa during the 3rd millennium BC: the viewpoint of the ceramic traditions

Helene Sader – Settlement Discontinuity on the Lebanese Coast: The Case of Tell el-Burak

Elisabeth Wagner-Durand – treasury of Kamid el-Loz and the Late Bronze Age settlement history of Kumidi – Creating collective memory and falling victim to oblivion

Tomasz Waliszewski – Travelling through the Ages in the hinterland of Sidon – a case study from Chhîm and Jiyeh (Porphyreon)

III. Defining the Sacred: Approaches to the Archaeology of Religion in the Near East
Wtorek, 1 maja – Środa, 2 maja

Ann Anderson – Standing Stone Monuments of Early Bronze Age Jordan

Heather D. Baker – The spatial context of religious practice in 1st millennium BC Mesopotamia

Laura Battini – How better understanding of ritual practises can help the comprehension of religious feelings ?

Maria Giovanna Biga – Reconstructing some aspects of the oldest Syrian religion from archaeological and textual data

Dominik Bonatz – Religious Symbols in Action: The Perpetuation of the Sacred in Seals in Sealing Practices of Ancient Western Asia

Stuart Campbell – Encountering belief in the Late Neolithic of northern Mesopotamia

Julien Chanteau – The Chalcolithic Shrine at En Gedi: Aesthetic – Symbolism – Structure

Lech Czerniak – From ‘history houses’ to cult structures. The emergence of rituals out of domestic space at Çatalhöyük East towards the end of the 7th millennium BC

Agata Czeszewska – Symbolic images of Neolithic period in North Levant and Central Anatolia

Nadezhdah Dubova – Animal Burials and Cult of them in Margiana

Monica Palermo Fernandez – The Balawat Gates: Doors as Channels of Communication and Experience in Ancient Mesopotamia

Isaac Gilead Milena Gosic – Casting the sacred: Chalcolithic metallurgy in the southern Levant

Haskel Greenfield – Being an “ass”: understanding the remains of an Early Bronze Age ass burial at Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel

Yagmur Heffron – Deities in their cups: The material culture of Hittite ‘God-drinking’

Omur Harmansah – Plato’s Spring: water, caves and the underworld in the Anatolian countryside

Tim Harrison – The Religious Dimensions of Neo-Assyrian Imperialism at Tell Tayinat

Stefania Mazzoni – Around temples, across the land

Pierre de Miroschedji – Cult and urbanization in the Southern Levant of the Early Bronze Age

Laerke Recht – Identifying sacrifice in Bronze Age Near Eastern iconography

Licia Romano – A Temple Lifecycle: Rituals of Construction, Restoration, and Destruction of Some ED Mesopotamian and Syrian Sacred Buildings

Steve Rosen – Cult and the Rise of Desert Pastoralism

Klaus Schmidt, Cigdem Koksal-Schmidt – The first temples of mankind, Göbekli Tepe (southestern Turkey)

Daniel Snell – Archaeological Correlates of Pious Societies

Krzysztof Ulanowski – Ideology or Religiosity? Factual Context of the Neo-Assyrian Concept of Kingship

Stefano Valentini – The Jezirah communal places of worship. Ritual activities and social memory during the Early Bronze Age

Massimo Vidale, Francois Desset, Enrico Battistella – Death and Ritual in Bronze Age iran: Taohonomical Observation on an undisturbed Grave of the Halil Rud Civilization (Kerman, Iran)

Trevor Watkins – Religion as practice in Neolithic societies

Hasanov Zaur – Reflection of the Cimmerian and Scythian. Religious Rites in Archaeology

Sharon Zuckerman – Towards an Archaeology of Canaanite Religion: The Case of the Middle Bronze Age Levant

IV. „Seven generations since the fall of Akkad”

Monica Arrivabeni – The Post-Akkadian/Leilan IIc occupation in the Leilan Region Survey

Carlo Colantoni – Touching the void: The Post-Akkadian Period Viewed from Tell Brak

Geoff Emberling – After Collapse: The Post-Akkadian Occupation in the Pisé Building, Tell Brak

Rafał Koliński – Generation count at Tell Arbid, Sector P

Andrew McCarthy – The end of the empire: Akkadian and post-Akkadian glyptic in the Khabur region, the evidence from Tell Leilan context

Augusta McMahon – How many pots per person? Post-Akkadian ceramic assemblages of the central Upper Khabur

Christophe Nicolle – Tell Mohammed Diyab Pre Khabur Ware Occupation During the Akkadian and the Amorrite periods

Valentina Orsi – Tell Barri before Kahat

Peter Pfälzner – Household dynamics in Late Third Millennium Northern Mesopotamia

Clemens Reichel – Early Bronze Age Hamoukar: ‚Akkadian’–and Beyond?

Lauren Ristvet – The Development of Underdevelopment? Imperialism, Economic Exploitation and Settlement Dynamics in the Khabur Plains, ca. 2300-2200 BC

Łukasz Rutkowski – Late 3rd millennium BC painted pottery

Alexia Smith – Akkadian and Post-Akkadian Cultivation at Tell Leilan

Harvey Weiss – The Four Questions

Weiss, H., Z. Bahrani, T. Guilderson, A. McCarthy, R. Meadow, S. Manning, L. Mori, A.J. Patel, P. Quenet, L. Ristvet, A. Smith – Tell Leilan Akkadian Imperialization, Collapse and Short-Lived Reoccupation Defined by High Resolution Radiocarbon Dating

V. Human-landscape interaction in the steppes and deserts of Syria
Czwartek, 3 maja – piątek, 4 maja

Wael Abu-Azizeh – Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Occupations in the Southern Badiyat Esh-Sham Arid Margins

Nils Anfinset – Towards a political landscape of the Syrian steppe: cairns, stone structures, and nomads

Olivier Barge – Settlement patterns and agro-pastoral activities in the region of Al-Rawda (second half of the third millennium BC)

Maria Giovanna Biga – Data on the Syrian steppe from the texts of the Ebla archives (3rd millenium B.C.)

Marie-Laure Chambrade – Evolution of the occupation and settlement choices during the PPN in arid Syria

Mauro Cremaschi – Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene environmental changes and cultural dynamics in the Palmyrena (Tadmor Region, Central Syria)

Frederick Mario Fales – Cities, hamlets, and farmsteads in the northwestern Jezirah: the Middle Assyrian and the Neo-Assyrian frameworks

Sumio Fujii – Chronology of the Bishri Pastoral Prehistory and Protohistory: Current Evidence and Future Perspectives

Bernard Geyer, Eric Coqueugniot – Quête de l’eau et stratégies de subsistance à l’Épipaléolithique et au Néolithique dans les Marges arides de Syrie du Nord

Kristina Josephson Hesse – Semi-Arid Syro-Mesopotamian Landscapes during the Bronze Age

Christoph Konrad, Brian Beckers – Human Use and Adaptation of Landscape Conditions to Optimise the Water Resources Managment in Resafa–Sergiupolis / Rusafat Hisham

Hartmut Kühne – Landscape and human impact in the Lower Habur and in the Ajij during the Late Bronze and Iron Age

Shogo Kume – Burials and nomad-sedentary relations on the Syrian Middle Euphrates during the third millennium BC

Minna Lonnqvist – The Emergence of Pastoral Transhumance at Jebel Bishri in Central Syria

Maria Grazia Masetti-Rouault, Olivier Rouault – From one valley to another one: Bir el-Haddad, a Neo-Assyrian trading post?

Jørgen Christian Meyer – Palmyrena. City, villages and nomads

Piotr Michałowski – Amorite Questions: Nomadism, Tribalism, Ethnicity, and Language

Daniele Morandi Bonacossi, Alberto Savioli – Desert-kites in an aridifying environment: seasonal hunter communities in the Palmyra steppe during the Middle and Late Holocene

Bernd Müller-Neuhof – Desert irrigation agriculture: evidences for Early Bronze Age rainwater harvesting agriculture at Jawa (NE-Jordan)

Yoshihiro Nishiaki – Early-Middle Bronze Age steppe exploitation as seen from an archaeological survey of the Middle Euphrates, Syria

Toshio Nakamura – 14C chronology of human activities at Tell Ghanem al-Ali and surrounding areas in the Bishri Region, Middle Euphrates, Syria

Katsuhiko Ohnuma, Atsunori Hasegawa – New Evidence from Tell Ghanem Al-Ali: A Third Millennium Site in the Middle Euphrates, Syria

Graham Philip – Continuity and change in the settlement of the Homs region from the Neolithic to the Ottoman period

Elisabetta Randazzo – La steppe syrienne à la periode omeyyade: modes d’occupation et utilisation du territoire

Marion Rivoal – Clues of manure management in arid margins’ settlements of North Syria during Late Antiquity

Dorothée Sack, Dietmar Kurapkat, Martin Gussone – Resafa-Sergiupolis/Rusafat Hisham: A Vivid City in the ‘Syrian Desert’

Tony Wilkinson – Agro-pastoral Landscapes in the zone of uncertainty: the Middle Euphrates & N Syrian Steppe during the 4th & 3rd Millennia BC

Nele Ziegler, Hervé Reculeau – The Sutean nomads in the Mari period

VI. Unlocking hidden landscapes – survey approaches to challenging and marginal landscapes in the Near East
Czwartek, 3 maja

Jennie Bradbury – ‘Texturing the Spaces in Between’: Defining and Examining Patterns of ‘Sub-optimality’ Across the Levant

Jesse Casana – Settlement History in Inland Deserts of Southeastern Arabia: Results of the Dubai Desert Survey

Bleda Düring – Surveying a Challenging Landscape: The Turkish Western Black Sea

Erin Gibson – The Archaeology of Movement: Reinterpreting ‘Isolation’ in Mountainous Landscapes

Claudia Glatz – Paradigm and Prejudice or The Archaeological Investigation of Challenging Landscapes

Claudia Glatz, Eva Kaptijn, Bleda Düring – Welcome/Introduction

Carrie Hritz – Surveying in the Marshes of Sumer

Catherine Kuzucuoglu – Buried Sites in Anatolia at the Turn of the Late Glacial/Early Holocene: A Challenge for Understanding Site Distribution in the Eastern Mediterranean from the Epipalaeolithic to the Ceramic Neolithic

Eva Kaptijn – The Difficulties of Surveying the Mountainous Territory of Sagalassos (SW Turkey)

Steven Markofsky – Windows on a Delta Margin: A Case Study from the Murghab Delta, Turkmenistan

Giulia De Nobili – Georgian-Italian Shida Kartli Project: Archaeological Survey in Central Georgia

Andrea Ricci – The Pace of Intensity: First Results of the Mil Plain Survey (SW Azerbajian)

Ulf Dietrich Schoop – Site Taphonomy and Landscape Disruption at Çamlıbel Tarlası, North-Central Anatolia

 Ali Umut Türkcan – Once Upon a Time in Anatolia: Surveys in Challenging Landscapes of North-Western Anatolian Valleys

 Toby Wilkinson – Every Landscape is a Challenge: Comparing Surveys and Comparing Landscapes

VII. Social theory in the archaeology of the Ancient Near East
Wtorek, 1 maja

 Susan E. Alcock – Don’t Forget Memory (in the Near East of All Places)

Simone Bonzano – GIS and Social Theory: Concrete Application in Eastern Anatolian Context, Urartian Lake Van

Patrycja Filipowicz – Semiotics in Action: Neolithic Imagery in the Move

Aaron Greener – New Social Perspectives on Intermediate Bronze Age Burial Practices at Jericho

Hilary Gopnik – Mayor, Lord, Khan, or Chief? Constructing Social Identity in Ancient Media

Michael Harrower – Spacetime Mapping the Ancient Near East

Thomas Levy – Introduction: Social Theory in Near Eastern Archaeology Today

Alessandro Di Ludovico – A Look into Late Third Millennium Mesopotamian History Supported by Cross-disciplinary Interpretive Tools

Elise Luneau, Julio Bendezu-Sarmiento – Sex, Age and Burial Practices in Central Asia during the Bronze Age: Comparative Analysis of the Graves in the Necropolis of Dzharkutan (Surkhan-Sarya, Uzbekistan, 2100-1500 B.C.)

Joanna Mardas – Gender and the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East: Femininities and Masculinities

Ianir Milevski, Bernardo Gandulla – Biblical Archaeology, Processualism, Post-Processualism and Beyond

Adam Joseph Nazaroff – Social Complexity and Source Entanglement in Anatolia: A Case-Study from the Neolithic Chert Assemblage at Çatalhöyük, Turkey

Sarit Paz – Life in the City: The Birth of an Urban Habitus in the Early Bronze Age of Israel

Susan Pollock – The Politics of Theory: Archaeological Practice in Western Asia

Benjamin Porter – Locating Near Eastern Archaeology in Area Studies

Caroline Sauvage – Fish vs. ships: Characterization of Social Groups in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean

Juan Manuel Tebes – Social Theory and the Archaeology of Social Complexity in Syro-Palestinian Archaeology: The Case of Iron Age Edom

Michel de Vreeze – Integrating Evolutionary and Social Theory in the Middle Bronze Levant: a Case-study of Tell el-Yahudiyeh Ware

VIII. Beyond ornamentation – jewelry as an aspect of material culture in the Acient Near East
Czwartek, 3 maja

Hamad Bin Seray – Materials, stuffs and tools of jewelries, ornamentation and cosmetics discovered in the archaeological sites in South-East Arabia dated to the period from the second millennium B.C. to the third century A.D.

Eleonora Carminati – Transcaucasian jewelry manufacture in the Kura-Araxes and Bedeni cultures: analogies and distinctions for the reconstruction of a cultural changeover

Marcin Andrzej Czarnowicz – Marcin Andrzej Czarnowicz

Amir Golani – Revealed by their Jewelry: Ethnic Identity of Israelites/Judahites during the Iron Age in the Southern Levant

Ilia Heit – The bead workshop of Kamiltepe 4, Azerbaijan: evidence for manufacturing processes of shell jewellery and possible craft specialization in the Neolithic

Monica Margarit – From Block to Finished Object. Function of the Personal Ornaments in the Eneolithic Settlement from Hârsova-tell (Constanza County, Romania)

Marina Puturidze – About the Jewelry of Trialeti Culture in Context of Near Eastern Items of Artistic Craft

Elisa Rossberger – Adorning Gods, Collecting Valuables – Jewellery dedication as ritual practice in the Middle and Late Bronze Age Levant

Dariusz Szeląg – Zoomorphic shell pendants in child burials from Tell Rad Shaqrah (Syria)

Josephine Verduci – Personal display in the Southern Levant and the question of cultural origins

Zuzanna Wygnańska – Diadems – crowns for the living or gifts for the dead?

Sesja posterowa

Diaa Ed-din Al-Bukaal – Architectural and social evolution of structures of combustion in Tell Aswad (PPNB in the south of Syria)

Alireza Abolahrar, Mosa Zare, Saeed Ebrahimi – The Preliminary Report of the Excavations at Mianrood Tepe, Fras, Iran

Yasemin Bagci – Early Islamic Pottery finds from the Gözlükule Excavations in Tarsus

Laura Battini – The collection of cylinder seals and stamps of the Natural Historical Museum of Lyon

Silvia Bernardoni, R. Tojanis – Optical vs. electronic tools in near eastern archaeology: the accuracy of the 1920 map of Karkemish by P.L.O. Guy checked with a total station and GPS survey

Gabriele Bitelli – A land in its setting: remote sensing satellite imagery for the characterization of the Eblaite chora (Syria)

Nicole Boenke, Abolfazl Aali, Aydin Abar, Thomas Stöllner – The Use of Natural Resources and Environmental Aspects at the Chehrabad Saltmine, Province Zanjan, Iran in Achaemenidian and Sassanidian Times

Maria Bofill Martinez, Marta Portillo, Rosa M. Albert, Miquel Molist – Integrating phytoliths and use-wear studies of grinding stone tools from the Levant (Neolithic and Early Bronze Age)

Meredith S. Chesson – Following the Pots: First and Second Lives of Early Bronze Age Pots from the southeastern Dead Sea Plain of Jordan

Silvana Costa – The Tomb of The Dragons in Hierapolis

Nathalie Delhopital – The Nabataean Tomb IGN 117 at Madâin Salih (Saudi Arabia): archaeological anthropology data

Sara De Matteis – Jewellery and other ornaments for the deceased. The case of Tell Shiyukh Tahtani, North Syria

Martine de Vries-Melein – A distribution model for iron oxide stone artefacts in Mesopotamia

Angelo Di Michele – The cultic Terrace J of Iron Age II on the acropolis of Tell Afis

Nadezhda Dubova – A woman lived near river Karun (Iran, Khuzestan) five thousands year ago

Zeynep Eres – Continuity or Break in Architectural Practices in the Rural Settlements along the Middle Euphrates Region: A Historical Survey

Pascal Flohr – Building WF16: reconstruction of a pisé PPNA building

Giancarlo Garna – Life in the Dirt: A Dunping pit amongst the Palaces of Qatna

Luciano Giliberto – Help from space: applying the future to the past

Luisa Guerri – Stone vessels of the Iron Age from Karkemish: a typological study

Seyyed Rasool Mousvai Haji, Rahele Koulabadi – Sassanian Rock Reliefs at Darabgird

Atsunori Hasegawa – New Discoveries from Tell el-Kerkh 1: A Bronze and Iron Age Site in the Northern Levant

Mehdi Kazempur – Newly discovered Bronze to Iron Age Megalithic Graves from Iranian Azerbaijan, NW Iran

Arwa Kharobi – The Place of Infants in the Ancient Society of Tell Mozan (Northeastern Syria) During the Late Bronze Age (1900-1600 BC): An Anthropological Approach

Rafal Koliński, Ksenia Kolińska – Kelek Mishik Field School 2011

Konstantinos Kopanias – Prehistoric Northern Mesopotamia – The Pottery finds from Tell Nader (Erbil)

Tatiana Kornienko – On the Issue of the Essence of the Cult Uniting Pre-pottery Neolithic Settlements into a Regional Community with the Center in Göbekli Tepe

Aldona Kurzawska – Scaphopod beads from the Natufian layers of Hayonim Cave

Giovanna Liberotti – Comparative analysis of building materials at Arslantepe (Malatya, Turkey). Level VII and VI A

Cigdem Maner – The Power of Hittite Fortification Architecture

Nicolo Marchetti – The Chora of Ebla: a Multidisciplinary approach

Matteo Merlino – Space Syntax Analysis in a Late Bronze Age Palace in Qatna, Central Syria

Dirk Paul Mielke – Archaeometric Investigation of Phoenician Pottery from the Iberian Peninsula

Ianir Milevski – The Early Bronze Age Settlement and Large-scale Silo Complex of Amaziya, Israel

Marta Momot – Hellenistic Pottery from sector A at Tell Arbid

Cristina Mondin – Seljuk ceramics at Tyana / Kemerhisar (Southern Cappadocia / Turkey)

Joyce Nassar – Humerus varus in a teen-age skeleton from Tell Arqa (Middle Bronze Age-Lebanon)

Bonnie Nilhamn – How far would you walk to get the right plaster?

Karel Nováček – Arbil: A Medieval City behind the Assyrian Town Wall

Giulio Palumbi – Pastoral horizons in the Malatya plain. Gelinciktepe and the surrounding landscape in the early third millennium BC

Luca Peyronel – Natural resources, technology and manufacture processes. Archaeometric analyses on the material assemblages and architectural components of mature Early Syrian Ebla

Vincenzo Picotti – From wetland to desert: a geomorphologic approach to the Eblaite chora (Syria)

Frances Pinnock – Palace vs. Common Glyptic in Early Syrian Ebla and its Territory

Venus Pirmomen – Research on parapets of palace H in Persepolis World Heritage Enclosure

Paola Rossi Pisa – Agriculture in the Ebla Region: Ancient and Modern

Tim Skuldbøl, Mette Marie Hald, Augussta McMahon – Who takes out the trash? New light on the socioeconomic organization of early cities

Parvaneh Soltani-Aliabadi – Technology, Pathology, Conservation and Restoration of Clay Coffins of Neo- Elamite

Agnieszka Szymczak – A set of 2nd mill. BC clay objects from Tell Arbid

Helen Taylor – Sir Aurel Stein’s exploration of the 5th millennium in Fars province, Iran

Fusun Tulek – Prehistoric Pottery of the Osmaniye Province In East Cilicia: A Holistic Approach

Jacopo Turchetto – The Via Tauri and the ancient road network of southern Cappadocia (Turkey). A preliminary note regarding the topography of a frontier territory

Thomas van de Velde – Townships and villages at margin of the Near East: examples from LBA Greece

Sima Yadollahi, Abbas Yalvehi – Introducing and defining a new approach Towards a Realistic Reconstruction of the Past

Karol Zajdowski – Transformation of the Banquet Scene into the Presentation Scene During the Early Dynastic, Akkadian and Ur III Periods


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