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Scythians and other early Eurasian nomads - 27-28-29/10/2017, London (England)

10.10.2017

 

 

This major conference will include the latest research on early nomads of Eurasia with papers on horse-riding, warfare, bioarchaeology, interconnections, scientific research on gold-working and many other topics. It will also include results of recent archaeological excavations and poster displays, and draws together scholars of all
ages and nationalities, including America, Austria, Britain, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Netherlands, Romania, Russia and Ukraine.

 

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 27-28-29/10/2017

 

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: British museum  (London , England)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: John Simpson


INFO: web -  SSimpson@britishmuseum.org

 

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE:  £100,  Miembros /Members / Membri ; Descuentos/ concessions £75

 

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

 

Friday 27 October

 

Scythians and other early Eurasian nomads: origins and eastern connections

09.00 Registration

09.30 Welcome Hartwig Fischer, Director of the British Museum

09.35 Opening remarks St John Simpson, British Museum

09.45 The Okunevo culture of southern Siberia and its links with later Scythian and Tashtyk cultures L S Marsadolov, State Hermitage Museum

10.15 The ‘royal’ burial-memorial complex of Arzhan-2, Tuva (southern Siberia): stages of function and internal chronology K V Chugunov, State Hermitage Museum

10.45 The formation of the early Scythian complex in the Kuban region of the north Caucasus according to the materials from the burial mounds at Kelermes T Ryabkova, State Hermitage Museum

 

11.15 Coffee

11.35 New fieldwork in the Altai Peter Shulga, Novosibirsk

12.05 From Taksai to Tatarlı Yana Lukpanova, History and Archaeology Center of Western Kazakhstan & Latife Summerer, University of Munich

12.35 Elements of the funeral rite of the Saka area population of central Kazakhstan I K Akhiyarov, A Z Beisenov & D B Duisenbay, Institute of Archaeology, Almaty

 

13.05 Lunch

14.05 ‘Jiang Yuan’ and north Chinese nomads Daniil P Shulga, Novosibirsk

14.35 Scythia and China: innovations and formation processes on the boundaries of empire T Taylor, University of Vienna, C Havlicek, University of Vienna, James Johnson, University of Copenhagen & Sergey Makhortykh, Institute of Archaeology, Kiev

15.05 Tarim basin/Chinese connections (TBC) Armin Selbitschka, NYU

 

15.35 Tea

15.55 Sandaohaizi: a newly deerstonekhirigsuur complex in northwest China Catrin Kost, Shenzhen

16.25 Mummies and dummies in family graves at Oglakhty: different rites from different ancestors? Svetlana Pankova, State Hermitage Museum

16.55 The Hephthalites: a keynote lecture Hans Bakker, University of Groningen

 

17.40 Free admission for conference attendees to BP exhibition Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia (until 19.30)

18.30 Evening lecture by Barry Cunliffe – book via britishmuseum.org/event

 

 

Saturday 28 October

 

Nomads and nomadic relations

09.00 Registration

09.30 Burying contacts, building communities: early Iron Age monumentality in Eurasia Chris Gosden, University of Oxford, Peter Hommel, University of Oxford & Courtney Nimura, Griffith University, Australia

10.00 New investigations on Scythian kurgans in Ukraine: non-invasive studies and excavations Sergei Polin, Kiev, Marina Daragan, Institute of Archaeology, Kiev & Ksenia Bondar, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev

10.30 Landscape, community and labour in the Pontic Iron Age forest-steppe region, c. 650–300 BC James A Johnson, University of Copenhagen

 

11.00 Coffee

11.20 Scythian gold from private collections of the 19th and early 20th centuries in the Department of the Ancient World at the State Hermitage Museum Olga Gorskaya, State Hermitage Museum

11.50 A Scythian treasure in the lands of the Getae: considerations regarding the hoard of Stâncești Alexandru Berzovan, Iași Institute of Archaeology, Romania

12.20 Interaction between urban societies and mobile peoples: some highlight examples Nikolaus Boroffka, German Archaeological Institute, Berlin

 

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Ceremonial swords and daggers of early nomads of Eurasia Denis Topal, Republic of Moldova

14.30 The Scythian banquet Oleksandr Halenko, Kiev

15.00 Settled, not saddled, Scythians: the easternmost Sakas Burzine Waghmar, SOAS, University of London

 

15.30 Tea

15.50 Life and death in the Scythian world of southern Siberia: a keynote lecture Eileen Murphy, Queen’s University, Belfast

16.30 Bioarchaeology of Scythian burials in the Orkon valley, Mongolia Ursula Brosseder, University of Bonn 17.00 Traditional nomad economies: an ethnographic perspective Thomas Barfield, Boston University 18.15 Group photograph on forecourt or in the Great Court (weather dependent) 1

 

8.30 Evening reception (until 20.30)

 

Sunday 29 october

 

Objects in focus: style, transmission and technology

 

09.00 Registration

09.30 ‘Animal Style’ art: influences and traditions in the nomadic world Elena Korolkova, State Hermitage Museum

10.00 Openwork style in the art of early nomads of Eurasia Elena Miklashevich, Museum-reserve ‘Tomskaya Pisanitsa’, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Kemerovo

10.30 ‘Animal Style’ in the art of the Saka era population of central Kazakhstan Arman Z Beisenov, Gulnara S Jumabekova, Galiya A Bazarbayeva, Institute of Archaeology, Almaty

 

11.00 Coffee

11.20 ‘Steppe Style’ in south-eastern Gansu Province, China, in the 4th and 3rd centuries BC Raphael Wong, University of Oxford

11.50 The ‘Animal Style’ and the Hindu pantheon: new observations on east-west connections Tim Taylor, University of Vienna

12.20 Scythians, Persians, Greeks and horses: reflections on art, culture, power and empires in the light of Berel’ 11 frozen burial excavation (Altay, Eastern Kazakhstan): a keynote lecture Henri-Paul Francfort, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Paris

 

13.05 Lunch

14.05 Differing dress codes: sleeves and trousers in Persian and Greek culture Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, Cardiff University

14.35 The production technology of Scythian archery equipment: bows, arrows and quivers Marina Daragan, Institute of Archaeology, Kiev

15.05 Testing Herodotus: leather species identification of Scythian quivers using novel scientific methods L Spindler, BioArCh, University of York, M Gleba, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, M Daragan, Institute of Archaeology, Kiev & M Collins, Natural History Museum of Denmark

 

15.35 Tea

16.00 Gold working techniques in the Siberian collection of Peter the Great Elena Korolkova, State Hermitage Museum & Aude Mongiatti, British Museum

16.30 Scythian and Sarmatian weapons with gold decoration R Minosian, State Hermitage Museum 17.00 One of the secrets of Achaemenid jewellery E A Shablavina, State Hermitage Museum

17.30 Dyes of the Scythians: the first evidence Margarita Gleba, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, I Vanden Berghe, Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, Brussels & M Daragan, Institute of Archaeology, Kiev

18.00 Closing remarks S V Pankova, State Hermitage Museum

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