EAA 2018 Barcelona, Session 335

Strategies of Obsidian Procurement, Knapping and Use in the First Farming Societies from the Caucasus to the Mediterranean

Programme

8:30
Obsidian’s Myriad Roles in Central Mediterranean Prehistory
Freund, Kyle (Indian River State College)

8:45
Distribution Mechanisms of Obsidian in Aegean from the Initial Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age (6800 ‒ 2200 calBC)
Guilbeau, Denis (Ministère de la Culture; UMR 7055 Préhistoire et Technologie)

9:00
Obsidian as a Trigger for Specialised Blade Production in the Neolithic of Western Anatolia and Adjacent Regions
Milic, Bogdana (Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology ‒ OREA, Austrian Academy of Sciences)

9:15
Obsidian in the Levant
Maeda, Osamu (University of Tsukuba) ‒ Campbell, Stuart ‒ Healey, Elizabeth (University of
Manchester)

9:30 Discussion Slot

9:45
Networked Communities. Access and Circulation of Obsidian Materials in the Southern Caucasus between the Neolithic and Chalcolithic
Ricci, Andrea (Graduate School „Human Development in Landscapes“) ‒ Palumbi, Giulio (Laboratoire CEPAM, CNRS) ‒ Gratuze, Bernard (Laboratoire IRAMAT, CNRS) ‒ Hansen, Svend (Eurasia Dept., German Archaeological Institute) ‒ Menabde, Medea - Nebieridze, Lamara
(Georgian National Museum)

10:00
Obsidian Procurement Strategies and Technologies in the Chalcolithic of Armenia: an Example from Getahovit 2 Cave
Tardy, Nicolas (CNRS/Archéorient - UMR 5133) ‒ Kalantaryan, Irene (Archaeological Institute of Erevan) ‒ Perello, Bérengère (CNRS/Archéorient - UMR 5133)

10:15 Discussion Slot

11:00
From Functional to Symbolic: Obsidian Procurement, Production, Consumption, and Deposition Practices at Neolithic Çatalhöyük
Doyle, Sean (McMaster University)

11:15
The Early Chalcolithic Obsidian Points from Central Anatolia
Vinet, Alice (Université Paris 1 ‒ Panthéon Sorbonne; UMR 8215 ‒ Trajectoires; UMR 7264
CEPAM)

11:30
Obsidian as a Social Object? Understanding ‘Unusual’ Obsidian Artefacts in the Aegean Neolithic
Milic, Marina (Independent)

11:45
Cause for Reflection: Obsidian “Mirrors” in the Near East
Coskunsu, Güner (Centro Internazionale di Sperimentazione, di Documentazione e di Studio per la Preistoria e l’Etnografia dei Popoli Primitivi) ‒ Healey, Elizabeth (The University of Manchester Archaeology Department) ‒ Iovino, Maria Rosa (Centro Internazionale di Sperimentazione, di Documentazione e di Studio per la Preistoria e l’Etnografia dei Popoli Primitivi)

12:00 Discussion Slot