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IWH Symposium

APPROPRIATING INNOVATIONS

ENTANGLED KNOWLEDGE IN EURASIA, 5000-1500 BCE

 

January 15 - 17, 2015

 

Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH)
Hauptstraße 242, 69117 Heidelberg

 

Organization: MC8 Appropriating Innovations

Programme

Thursday, January 15, 2015

 

09.00–09.30

Welcome & Introduction to the Topic

09.30–10.00

Cornelius Schubert (Siegen): Unruly Innovations. Evolutionary Perspectives on the Relations of Technology and Society

10.00–10.30

Augusta McMahon (Cambridge): Mesopotamia’s Textile Industry. First Steps in the 4th Millennium BC

10.30–11.00

Coffee

11.00–11.30 

Kristina Sauer (Heidelberg): In the Light of Innovations. Tracing the Transfer of Commodities and Knowledge in the “Uruk World”

11.30–12.15

Giuilio Palumbi (Lyon) & Maria Bianca D‘Anna (Tübingen): Uruk, Pastoralism and Secondary Products. Was it a Revolution? A View from the Anatolian Highlands

12.15–12.45

Mariya Ivanova (Heidelberg): The „Green Revolution“ in Prehistory. Late Neolithic Agricultural Innovations as a Technological System

12.45–14.00

Lunch (for Speakers)

14.00–14.30

Stefan Burmeister (Kalkriese): Early Wagons in Eurasia. De-Entangling an Enigmatic Innovation

14.30–15.00

Elke Kaiser (Berlin): The Innovative Potential in Communities of the Eastern European Steppe in the 3rd Millennium BC

15.00–15.30

Sabine Reinhold (Berlin) & Corina Knipper (Mannheim): Contextualising Innovation. On Waggons, Waggon Drivers and Burial-Mound Possessors in the North Caucasus and Beyond 

15.30–16.00

Coffee

16.00–16.30

Maleen Leppek (Heidelberg): Innovation, Interaction and Society in the 4th Millennium BCE in Europe

16.30–17.00

Joseph Maran (Heidelberg): Wheels of Change. The Polysemous Nature of Early Wheeled Vehicles in Central and Northwest European Societies, ca. 3200-2500 BCE

17.00–17.30

Niels N. Johannsen (Århus): Appropriating Draught Cattle Technology in Southern Scandinavia. Roles, Context and Consequences

17.30–18.00

Helle Vandkilde (Århus): Innovation and Change at the Onset of the Nordic Bronze Age

19.00

Conference Dinner (for Speakers)

Friday, January 16, 2015

 

9.00–9.30

Haskel J. Greenfield (Manitoba):The Spread of Productive and Technological Innovations in the Old World. An Integrated Zooarchaeological Perspective on Secondary Animal Products and Bronze Utilitarian Metallurgy

9.30–10.00

Marcella Frangipane (Rom): The Role of Metallurgy in Different Types of Early Hierarchical Societies. The Case of Eastern Anatolia between 4th and Early 3rd Millennium BC

10.00–10.30

Lorenz Rahmstorf (Mainz): And Childe was Right after all? Vere Gordon Childe’s Thoughts on Immigrant Craftsmen, Prospectors and the Dissemination of Key Economic Innovations During the 3rd Millennium BC in the Light of Recent Scholarship

10.30–11.00

Coffee

11.00–11.30

Federica Lume Pereira (Heidelberg): Beads on a String. Gonur Depe (Turkmenistan) and its Role in the Middle Asian Interaction Sphere

11.30–12.00

Peter Miglus (Heidelberg): The Vault in 3rd and 2nd Millennium BC Mesopotamia

12.00–12.30

Johannes Müller (Kiel): Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Central Europe.

Innovation and the Speed of Change

12.30–14.00

Lunch (for Speakers)

14.00–14.30

Ulrike Wischnewski (Heidelberg): Transfer of Innovation in the Near East in the Early Bronze Age

14.30–15.00

Ernst Pernicka (Mannheim): The Production of Tin Bronze in Eurasia –

When, Where and Why?

15.00–15.30

Aslıhan Yener (Koҫ): The Discovery of New Tin Mines and Production Sites near Kültepe, Ancient Kanesh in Turkey.  A 3rd Millennium BC Highland Production Model

15.30–16.00

Coffee

16.00–16.30

Xingcan Chen (Bejing): Contact between the East and the West. Archaeological Evidence from the 3rd and 2nd Millennium BC

16.30–17.00

Jianjun Mei (Cambridge): The Appropriation of Early Bronze Technology in China

17.00–17.30

Sabine Linder (Heidelberg): Early Bronze Casting in China. Transformative Capacity of a New Technology

19.00

Conference Dinner (for Speakers)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

 

9.00–9.30

Florian Klimscha: (Berlin) Spheres of Knowlege and Recombination of Techniques. The Transfer of Innovations between SW Asia and Central Europe in the Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age

9.30–10.00

Barbara Helwing (Lyon): A Comparative View on Metallurgical Innovations in Southwestern Asia

10.00–10.30

Svend Hansen (Berlin): Technical Innovations. The Role of  Early Metallurgy

10.30–11.00

Coffee

11.00–11.30

Philipp W. Stockhammer (Heidelberg): The Transformative Power of Knowledge Transfer. Appropriating Bronze Technology

11.30–12.00

Ken Massy (München): Old space, Old Customs? Early Bronze Age Burials in the Lech Valley in the Light of Material and Cultural Innovations

12.00–12.30

Corina Knipper (Mannheim): Personal Mobility and Dietary Differentiation at the Onset of the Central European Metal Ages. A Case from the Lech Valley in Southern Bavaria

12.30–14.00

Lunch (for Speakers)

14.00–14.30

Alissa Mittnik (Tübingen): Genetic Studies on Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Burials of the Lech Region (Southern Germany)

14.30–15.00

Johannes Krause (Tübingen): Ancient Human Genomes Suggest three Ancestral Populations for Present-Day Europeans

15.00–15.30

Christian Horn (Kiel): The Last War. A Theoretical Outlook on Innovations in Weapon. Technology in the Late Neolithic-Early Bronze Age Transition of Southern Scandinavia

15.30–16.00

Coffee

16.00–17.30

General Debate and Conclusion

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Contact:

Joseph Maran & Philipp W. Stockhammer
Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” & Institute of Prehistory and Early History and Near Eastern Archaeology

Heidelberg University

Marstallhof 4
69117 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 2540
stockhammer@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de

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