The third international symposium of the society for near eastern landscape archeology

The third international symposium of the society for near eastern landscape archeology

Organisé en partenariat avec l'université d'Istanbul

The aim of holding the international SNELA 2022 conference in Istanbul is to bring together archaeologists, anthropologists, geologists, philologists, and other professional researchers that are interested in landscape and resource use engaged with agency-based approaches in the Near East.

SNELA 2022 theme is: ‘Archaeology and Anthropology of Resource Use in the Near East’.
This is a scientific meeting where researchers will be able to present their research:

       1. in oral sessions,
       2. during poster sessions,
       3. publish their material in a special issue of an edited volume

Geographic coverage:

The geographic coverage of SNELA 2022 will include all the Near East (Turkey in the west to Iran in the east) with a special concentration on Anatolia and the Levant. We invite participants to submit abstracts that use interdisciplinary approaches to address archaeological and anthropological theories. Research examining social, economic, technological, political, and religious aspects of resource use is welcome.

Temporal and thematic coverage:

SNELA 2022 ‘Archaeology and Anthropology of Resource Use in the Near East’ is dedicated to resource use at the regional level with special emphasis on anthropological perspectives. While there is not a strict temporal frame, research focusing from the prehistoric to medieval periods will be given priority. The following five themes form the core of 2022 meetings:

     • Social approaches to the archaeology and anthropology of resource use
     • Patterns of resource use, long-distance trade
     • Ancient technologies and technology transfer
     • Political economy and patterns of social complexity through resource use (discussions related to Anatolia are especially welcome)
     • Human impacts on ancient environments as a result of resource use.
The primary resources for discussions are classified into seven subgroups. Researchers working on these materials are welcome to submit abstracts to oral or poster sessions.

    1. Metals: mining and metallurgy, economic geology of ores
    2. Stones: precious and semi-precious stones
    3. Minerals: salt, natron, clay, and tempering materials
    4. Water: ancient hydrological practices, water related reserves e.g. food and textile industry, shells
    5. Fuel: forestry, wood, dung
    6. Organic materials: bone, bitumen
    7. Crop production



Date de l'événement 02/03/2022
Date de fin 04/03/2022
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Conférences en ligne

Installé dans les locaux du drogmanat du Palais de France (ancienne Ambassade de France auprès de la Sublime Porte), l'Institut français d'études anatoliennes "Georges Dumézil" a succédé en 1975 à l'institut français d'archéologie d'Istanbul fondé en 1930. À l'origine orienté vers l'histoire ancienne et l'archéologie, il a ensuite étendu ses activités à la turcologie (linguistique et histoire ottomane en particulier). Il a commencé à s'ouvrir au contemporain à la fin des années 1980, notamment a Institut Français d'Études Anatoliennes Georges Dumézil