Upcoming Eurasian Archaeology Conference at Cornell

By: Katie Jarriel, 
Mon, 07/31/2017

The Eurasian Archaeology Conference Committee at Cornell University announces their Fifth Conference on Eurasian Archaeology, scheduled for October 26-28, 2017.

The Fifth Conference on Eurasian Archaeology will be held on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, from October 26-28, 2017.  The conference theme is: "Gods on the Grasslands, Myths in the Mountains". Information about the Eurasian Archaeology Conferences, past and present, at http://eac.arts.cornell.edu/.

Program Highlights

Thursday, October 26

Opening Keynote
Esther Jacobson-Tepfer (University of Oregon)
Nested Worlds: Everyday Life, Mythic Tales, and Cosmic Order in Ancient Mongolian Altai

Session 1: Landscape, Mobility, Migration

Session 2: New Research in Eurasian Archaeology

Welcome Reception


Friday, October 27

Session 3: The Power of Place: Architecture and the Built Environment

Session 4: Territoriality, Politics, and Religion: Intersections of Meaning in Eurasian Mortuary Practice, part 1

Session 5: Territoriality, Politics, and Religion: Intersections of Meaning in Eurasian Mortuary Practice, part 2

Session 6: Ecology and the Unearthly? Plant and Animal Perspectives

Evening Keynote
Pavel Lurje (State Hermatige Museum, St. Petersburg)
Anahita on Ear-Cleaner? How Much Can We Determine in Religious Imagery in Sogdiana?


Saturday, October 28

Session 7: The Wheel and the Sword: Engendering Eurasian Spacetimes in Past Societies and Present Paradigms

Session 8: Images and Ideology: Representations of and for the Sacred

Session 9: Why Matter Matters: Material Culture and Religious Practice

Session 10: Connecting Ancient Religious Practices and Beliefs between the Near East and the Caucasus


You can find the entire preliminary program here.

Conference poster: painting of animals and trees