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22-23 March 2017

University of Tsukuba
Laboratory of Advanced Research A110, A107

Sedentism, Subsistence and Societies in the Neolithic Anatolia: New Insights from Hasankeyf Höyük


22 March 2017

10:00-10:05  Opening address

10:05-11:0 Mehmet ÖZDOĞAN (Istanbul University)
"An alternative look at the PPN of southeast Anatolia: The domineering role of cult practices in structuring communities"

11:35-12:05  Zeynep ERES (Istanbul Technical University)
"Reconstitution, conservation and presentation of the Neolithic sites: Two case studies from Turkey - Çayönü and Aşağı Pınar"

14:00-15:00 Douglas BAIRD (University of Liverpool)
"The development of sedentism in the Konya plain of central Anatolia"

15:30-16:30 Jessica PEARSON (University of Liverpool)
"Building Large Communities: Multi-isotope investigations of human mobility and diet in the earliest large villages"

16:30-17:00  Caroline MIDDLETON (University of Liverpool)
"What can Carbon and Nitrogen isotopes reveal about the earliest herding of caprines and cattle on the Konya Plain?"

23 March 2017 

10:00-10:30 Yutaka MIYAKE (University of Tsukuba)
"Sedentary hunter-gatherer community at Hasankeyf Höyük"

10:40-11:10 Osamu MAEDA (University of Tsukuba)
"The lithic assemblage from Hasankeyf Höyük: a continuity of the hunter-gatherer tradition"

11:20-11:50 Osamu KONDO (University of Tokyo)
"Human skeletal remains from Hasankeyf Höyük"

13:30-14:00 Kennichi TANNO (Yamaguchi University)
"Botanical remains from Hasankeyf Höyük"

14:10-14:40 Hitomi HONGO (Graduate University for Advanced Studies)
"Animal exploitation by sedentary hunter-gatherers at Hasankeyf Höyük"

14:50-15:20 Yu ITAHASHI and Minoru YONEDA (University of Tokyo)
"Food consumption of Hasankeyf Höyük hunter-gatherers based on the isotopes"

16:00-16:45 General discussions





3-4 March 2017

Ikebukuro Sunshine City 7F


"Facilitating the Study of West Asian Civilization 2:Ancient West Asian Civilization and the Modern World"


March 3

10:00 Opening Remarks
 Akio Tsukimoto (Ancient Orient Museum)

Session 1: Paleoenvironment and Human Beings of West Asia

10:10 Environmental Dynamics of Water in West Asia: Environmental Changes Since the Late Pleistocene
Ryo Anma (University of Tsukuba)

10:40 Stone Tool Raw Materials Derived from the Zagros Mountains        
Ken-ichiro Hisada (University of Tsukuba)

11:10 Archaeological Investigations in the Zagros Region and the Distribution of Modern Humans
Akira Tsuneki (University of Tsukuba)

11:40 A Multi-Isotope Approach for Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction
Teruyuki Maruoka (University of Tsukuba)

12:10 Comment for the Session 1
Sumio Miyashita (Niigata University)

Session 2: Politics, Religion and Culture of West Asia

14:00 Genealogies of Religion and Politics in West Asia
Daisuke Shibata (University of Tsukuba)

14:30 The Integration of Descriptions of Ancient Civilizations in Medieval Islamic Historical Writings
Manabu Kameya (Hirosaki University)

15:00 Dilemmas and Realities to Preserver Pre-Islamic Cultural Heritage in Islamic Countries
Yoko Taniguchi (University of Tsukuba)

15:30 Comment for the Session 2
Nobutaka Nakamachi (Konan University)

16:10 Lecture 1 "Ancient West Asian Civilization, Islamic Period and Global History"             
Tomoko Morikawa (University of Tokyo)

Session 3: Food Production and Pyrotechnology in West Asia

9:00 Mineralogical Study of Prehistoric Potteries from Northeast Iran and Northwest Syria at the First Appearance Time
Masanori Kurosawa (University of Tsukuba)

9:30 Manufacturing Technology in Prehistoric Southwest Asia from the Viewpoint of Pyrotechnology
Yutaka Miyake (University of Tsukuba)

10:00 Subsistence Basis of West Asian Civilization: The Beginning of Animal Husbandry and the Spread of Domestic Animals to the Adjacent Region
Hitomi Hongo (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies)

10:30 Hulled Wheat Project: Elucidation of Domestication, Characterization of Genetic Resources, and Utility for Breeding
Ken-ichi Tanno (Yamaguchi University)

11:00 Comment for the Session 3
Osamu Maeda (University of Tsukuba)

Session 4: Writing System and Societies in West Asia

13:00 Writing and Societies in West Asia: Origin
Shigeo Yamada (University of Tsukuba)

13:30 Writing in West Asia: How Innovative and Universal is it?
Jun Ikeda (University of Tsukuba)

14:00 Comment for the Session 4
Kazuya Maekawa (Kyoto University)

14:40 Lecture 2 “Civilisation and Sacrifice: Archaeology and Heritage in the Middle East”
David Wengrow (University College London)

16:20 Lecture 3 “Cultural Heritage Preservation and the Importance of Community Memory in Zones of Conflict”
Timothy P. Harrison (University of Toronto)

17:50 Ending Remarks
Akira Tsuneki (University of Tsukuba)

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6 Feburary 2017

Unioversity of Tsukuba,
Project and Research Building 306/307


Lecture "Geology of Iran"

Lecturer: Ms. Monireh Poshtkoohi

1)Geochemical Characterization and Tectonic Setting of Magmatismin the Proterozoic Cratons of Central Iran and Western India 

2)Introduction to Geology of Iran