The site of Tappeh Sialk in Iran was excavated by the archaeologist Roman Ghirshman between 1933 and 1937, exposing whole areas of the ancient cultures of the plateau, from the Neolithic to the Iron Age.
The objective of this conference will be to take stock, 80 years after the publication of Ghirshman’s work, on the history of this site and on its central role for Iranian archaeology. It will also be an opportunity to introduce the public to more recent Iranian excavations, as well as the current research and challenges posed by the conservation of an archaeological site in Iran today. Speakers will include experts from Iran, France, Germany and the UK.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Auditorium of the Louvre (Paris, France)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: The Louvre Museum and the Museum of Natural History, Paris.Supported byThe Iran Heritage Foundation
9:45 : Mrs. Marielle Pic., Mr. Rastegar, Dr. Curtis. Welcoming words and presentation of the conference.
10h-10h25 François Bridey & Julien Cuny (Louvre) : Roman Ghirshman’s excavations at Sialk and the Louvre collection.
10h25-10h50 Dr. Jebrael Nokandeh (National Museum of Iran) : Iranian archaeological activities in Sialk
10h50-11h15 Dr. Hosseyn Azizi and Yousef Hassanzadeh (National Museum of Iran) : The Sialk collection in Tehran.
11h15-11h40 Dr. Barbara Helwing (Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin) : Sialk and the importance of the Proto-Elamite period in Iran.
11h40-12h05 Dr. Hamid Fahimi : The Iron Age Period in Sialk.
12h05-12h30 : Discussion
12h30-14h : Lunch break
Chairman : Dr. J. Curtis (IHF)
14h-14h25 Dr. Benoit Mille (C2RMF) : Paleo-metallurgy of Sialk.
14h25-14h50 Dr. Céline Bon & Dr. Fabrice Demeter (MNHN): Sialk anthropological collection in the Musée de l’Homme.
14h50-15h15 Dr. Marjan Mashkour & Dr. Margereta Tengberg (MNHN) : The palaeo-environment of Sialk. 15h15-15h40 Dr. Mohsen Javeri (Kashan University): The Protection and Conservation of the site of Sialk. 15h40-16h00 Dr. Hassan Talebian & Dr. Behrooz Omrani (ICHHTO & RICHT) : Conclusion. A possible future for Sialk