Workshop "The Neolithization processes of the Caucasus: a reassessment in the light of recent archaeological, bioarchaeological and environmental data"
Organisé par Catherine Marro, Erwan Messager et Estelle Herrscher dans le cadre du Groupe de Recherches International :
Worlds in Transition : Migrations, Innovations and Environmental Change in the Caucasus from the Neolithic to the Iron Age. (International Research Network)
Ce workshop est soutenu financièrement par le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (INEE et INSHS)
The formation of the « Neolithic way of life » (productive economy) occurred fairly late in the Caucasus (ca. 6000 BCE), especially when compared with similar developments in the nearby Fertile Crescent, where evidence of agriculture and herding dating back to the 9th millennium BCE was brought to light.
Several clues collected in the South Caucasus, especially in the Araxes basin, suggest that the development of new subsistence strategies in the highlands may have been prompted by the migrations of human groups from the Fertile Crescent, in particular from its syro-levantine component. In the south-eastern Caucasus, a significant environmental change occurred between 7000 and 6 000 cal. BC, due to a possible shift in the rain-seasonality. Did this climatic shift have an impact on the expansion of Neolithic groups towards the Caucasus? This hypothesis needs to be examined in detail, since other scenarios putting forward the agency of Neolithic groups from Northern Iran are also hotly debated.
These are the core issues that will be discussed during the Istanbul workshop, together with methodological problems inherent to the combined analysis of paleoenvironmental, bioarcheological and archeological data. The last session of the workshop will be devoted to comparing the Neolithization processes of the Caucasus and Western Anatolia.
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|DAY 1 - December, 3rd Session 1 (morning) 9h-12h30 Coffee break when needed
Archaeology, bioarchaeology and paleoenvironmental studies: a case of dangerous liaisons ?
1.C. Kuzucuoglu: Climate/Environment/Populations/Societies: multiscalar analyses.
Examples from central Anatolia and possible application to the Caucasus
|Session 2 (afternoon) 14h-18h30 Coffee break when needed
New archaeological data from the Caucasus
1. G. Palumbi, F. Guliyev, L. Astruc, E. Baudoin, R. Berthon, M.B. D’Anna, A. Decaix, B. Gratuze, C. Hamon, M. Poulmarc’h. : Excavations and researches at Kiçik Tepe (Azerbaidjan). New data on the Neolithic of the Middle Kura Valley.
|DAY 2 - December, 4th Session 1 (morning) 9h-12h30 Coffee break when needed
1. A. Harutyunian/R. Badalyan: Between Kura and Araxes: the formative stage of the“ Aratashen-Shulaveri-Shomutepe ”culture
|Session 2 (afternoon) 14h-18h00 Coffee break when needed
Comparing the Neolithization processes of the Caucasus and Western Anatolia
1. M. Ozdogan : Different modalities in the Expansion of Neolithic Way of Living to the West