Farmers, Traders and Herders. The Bronze Age in Central Asia and Khorasan (3rd-2nd Millennium BCE)
When : 2015-11-30 - 2015-12-01
Type : Conference

In Central Asia and Khorasan, the Bronze Age is known for major socio-historic phenomena, such as urbanization, the intensification of agriculture with the development of irrigation systems, an increase in social stratification, the formation of a central authority in territorial organization, the development of long-distance exchange networks, technological advances – in particular in metallurgy – as well as a higher degree of pastoral mobility. Sociocultural interactions between the northern and the southern part of Central Asia became more complex, thereby affecting the historical development of the diverse communities.
Much research has been done or is currently in progress in the whole of Central Asia and north-eastern Iran, which now provides important data for renewing the discussion on various issues. New discoveries have been made during recent years, and innovative approaches, such as the social interpretation of material culture in particular, have achieved major results.
Overall, this conference intends to share new information between scholars and to tackle the obstacles, the weaknesses and the unsolved questions, leading towards a better identification of the historical and evolutionary processes in Central Eurasian Bronze Age societies.


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