Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters


(preliminary 27-01-2019)


Thursday, 21 March 2019

Keynote lecture at Ernst von Sieglin lecture hall, Schloss Hohentübingen (19.00)

John Chapman (Durham)
The Vinča group – (almost) 50 years on

Reception (20.00)


Friday, 22 March 2019

Fürstenzimmer, Schloss Hohentübingen (9.00)

Opening: Raiko Krauß (Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen) & Dirk Krausse (State Office for Preservation of Monuments, Esslingen)

Session 1: Research History and Fundamental Issues

Bernhard Weninger (Cologne)
History of the Radiocarbon chronology of the Early Neolithic in central and southeastern Europe

Penny Bickle (York)
Investigating Neolithic social diversity from Bioarchaeology

Coffee break (10.30-10.45)

Daniela Hofmann (Bergen)
Not going anywhere? Migration and mobility as social practices

Ernst Pernicka (Mannheim)
Development of metallurgy in Eurasia

Canay Alpagut (Tübingen)
The appearance of Notenkopf-like pottery decoration in Anatolia from the second half of the 6th mill. BC

Lunch break (12.15-13.15)

Johannes Müller (Kiel)
Melting pots and networks: Different social approaches within LBK and Vinča?

Session 2: Rising Complexity in the Balkan-Carpathian Region

Barbara Horejs (Vienna)
A southern perspective on the formation of early farming communities in the central Balkans

Kamen Boyadzhiev (Sofia)
The transition to the Late Neolithic in the Upper Thracian Plain (Southern Bulgaria)

Coffee break (14.45-15.00)

Petăr Zidarov (Sofia)
Social dynamics and structural variations in the Neolithic settlement patterns in Bulgaria during the late sixth and early fifth millennia BC

Lennart Brandtstätter (Tübingen)
14C-Chronology of Middle and Late Neolithic settlements in the Eastern Balkans

Robert Hofmann & Nils Müller-Scheeßel (Kiel)
Orientation of Neolithic Dwellings in the Balkans and the Pannonian Basin – Common cosmological concept or environmental/regional adaptation?

Tea time (16.30-16.45)

Session 3: The Vinča world

Marko Porčić (Belgrade)
Archaeology of the Vinča culture: formation, demography, and social structure

Silvia Amicone (Tübingen)
Vinča Culture Ceramics: A Technological Approach

Nenad Tasić (Belgrade)
What a handle can handle? (Some examples of ergonomic principles in pottery production at Vinča-Belo Brdo)

Tea time (18.15-18.30)

Dragoş Diaconescu (Timişoara)
The early Vinča culture in Transylvania. Considerations regarding its chronological position, from the perspective of correspondence analysis

Dušan Borić (New York)
Society against the state: Axe and sickle men, enclosures, and violence in the Vinča world

Wolfram Schier (Berlin)
Culture change on a micro-scale - site biography and cultural identity at Uivar (Romania)

Conference Dinner (21.00)

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Fürstenzimmer, Schloss Hohentübingen (9.00)

Marcel Burić (Zagreb)
Hephaistos‘ Wisdom: Fiering Technologies of the Late Neolithic Southeast Europe (tell site Bapska, Croatia)

Katarina Botić (Zagreb)
Middle Neolithic transformation: Starčevo–LBK–Vinča meeting point and the emergence of Ražište style in Drava river valley

Session 4: Between the two worlds

János Jakucs (Budapest)
Coalescence of Vinča and LBK in southeast Transdanubia: A view from the south

Coffee break (10.30-10.45)

Tibor Marton, Gergely Gortva & Krisztián Oross (all Budapest)
Variations of material culture on the Transdanubian fringes of the LBK and their relations to the Vinča universe: a view from the north

Krisztián Oross, Gergely Gortva, János Jakucs, Tibor Marton, Gábor Serlegi & Bence Vágvölgyi (all Budapest)
Neolithic entry in southern Transdanubia: discovering the NEST of the earliest central European farming societies

Detlef Gronenborn (Mainz)
„Mesolithic-Neolithic Interactions“ reconsidered

Lunch break (12.15-13.15)

Elena Marinova, Elske Fischer, Tanja Märkle, Oliver Nelle & Manfred Rösch (all Hemmenhofen)
Common elements of the plant economy of Vinča and LBK? Archaeobotanical case studies from the Danube catchments in SE Europe and Germany

Miroslav Marić & Neda Mirković Marić (Subotica)
The Tisza divide. The missing late Neolithic transformation in the north Bačka region of Serbia

Session 5: The LBK world

Angela Kreuz (Wiesbaden), Péter Pomázi (Budapest), Anett Osztás (Budapest), Krisztián Oross (Budapest), Tibor Marton (Budapest), Jörg Petrasch (Tübingen), László Domboróczki (Budapest), Pál Raczky (Budapest), Eszter Bánffy (Frankfurt)
Hungarian Neolithic crops and diet – signals for cultural decisions?

Coffee break (14.45-15.00)

Thomas Link (Esslingen)
Longhouses and Tells. Comparing LBK and Vinča houses and settlements

Harald Stäuble (Dresden)
The Dawn of LBK-Houses revisited

Christiane Frirdich (Hechingen)
Stylistic Variation and statistics in Eythra. A reassessment of LBK typochronology

Tea time (16.30-16.45)

Jörg Petrasch (Tübingen)
The settlement patterns of the Earliest Bandkeramik and the LBK in comparison

Thomas Saile (Regensburg)
On the eastern branch of the Bandkeramik: chronology, settlement, contact

Joachim Pechtl (Manching)
The constant is change: LBK settlement dynamics in the upper Danube region

Tea time (18.15-18.30)

Fabian Haack (Stuttgart)
Ditched enclosures and ritualised violence in Herxheim and beyond

Jörg Bofinger (Esslingen)
Research on the LBK in the Upper Neckar region

Raiko Krauß (Tübingen) / Jörg Bofinger (Esslingen) / Joachim Wahl (Konstanz) / Elena Marinova-Wolff (Hemmenhofen)
LBK settlement in the Ammer River Valley – chronology, ecology and settlement dynamics

Closing the conference (~20.00)


Supporting program

Temporary Exhibition “Steinzeitdorf und Keltengold”, Museum 'Ancient Cultures' 15 March - 28 April  2019;
formal opening 14 March, 7 pm, Schlosskapelle

Poster session “Neolithic sites in the upper Neckar region”, 22-23 March 2019, Fürstenzimmer

From 18 March to 13 April 2019 the current excavation at the LBK settlement of Ammerbuch-Pfäffingen 'Lüsse' can be visited. Contact: lennart.brandtstaetter@uni-tuebingen.de