Monday, November 9th (CET)

  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM                         
  • 2:00 PM - 5:45 PM                         

Plenary room

  • Theme #1
    The beginnings of vertical pastoralism in the Caucasus
  • Theme #2
    The formation and development of mountain communities
  • Session 1
  • Introduction of Session

    Catherine Marro, Giulio Palumbi, Rémi Berthon
  • An introduction to the archaeological settlements of Ovçular Tepesi, Kültepe I, Uçan Agil and Duzdagi (Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan)

    Catherine Marro
  • Human diet in highland settlements

    Estelle Herrscher
  • Isotopic evidence for the appearance of vertical herd mobility in the Southern Caucasus

    Rémi Berthon, Marjan Mashkour, Adeline Vautrin, Marie Balasse
  • A first view of high-altitude pastoralism during the Holocene in the Samsari-Javakheti region. Fungal spore analysis of White Lake record (Tetri Tba, Samsari Ridge)

    Erwan Messager, Andréa Julien, David Etienne
  • Session 2
  • Presentation of the settlements of Bavra (Georgia) and Getahovit (Armenia)

    Christine Chataigner
  • Presentation of the settlement of Godedzor (Armenia)

    Giulio Palumbi
  • Early pastoral activities in the Armenian and Georgian highlands

    Jwana Chahoud, Adrian Balasescu
  • Prehistoric pastoralism at the high mountain site of Karmir Sar, Armenia

    Pavol Hnila
  • Vertical mobility in the Late Bronze Age Tsaghkahovit Plain: A simple question with complicated answers

    Hannah Chazin
  • Agriculture and plant economy at high altitude sites in Georgia: three sites from Samtskhe-Javakheti

    Catherine Longford, Alexia Decaix, Lucie Martin

Tuesday, November 10th (CET)

  • 9:00 AM                         
  • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM                         
  • 2:00 PM - 4 PM                         

Plenary room

  • Networking session
    (2 online rooms will be available for open discussions)
  • Session 3
  • Archaeology at the Frontiers: An Overview of the Settlement, Stratigraphy and Architecture at Rabat and its Regional Setting

    Giorgi Bedianishvili, Andrew Jamieson and Claudia Sagona
  • The date and meaning of the vishaps at Karmir Sar, Armenia

    Alessandra Gilibert
  • Ancient mountain communities in the Lesser Caucasus: contribution of rock art studies from Syunik highlands in southeastern Armenia

    Ani Danielyan
  • Vertical pastoralism in the North Caucasus? On the dynamics of lowlands and uplands in the economic systems of Bronze Age populations at the northern flank of the Caucasus mountains

    Sabine Reinhold
  • Session 4
  • Networking session
    (2 online rooms will be available for open discussions)

Wednesday, November 11th (CET)

  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM                         
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM                         

Plenary room

  • Theme #3
    Mobility and the exploitation of natural resources
  • Session 5
  • Obsidian consumption at the salt mine of Duzdağı (Babek district, Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan)

    M. Orange, F.-X. Le Bourdonnec
  • Duzdağı during the Kura-Araxes period: a pastoralist hub? A preliminary cross analysis of ceramic and obsidian data

    C. Marro, M. Orange
  • Mapping herd mobilities and evaluating their role in exchange networks, a preliminary view from Ovçular Tepesi

    R. Berthon, Ch. Claude, G. Gadebois, S. Bouzid, J. Giblin
  • The Chalcolithic and Kura-Araxes Metallurgy of Ovçular Tepesi and KültepeI: Continuity or Change ?

    N. Gailhard
  • The role of the pastoral lifestyle in the formation of the Early Chalcolithic Age culture of Nakhchivan (Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan)

    V. Bakhshaliyev
  • Session 6
  • Pastoral activities and the search for mineral resources: Insights and new approaches from Late Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Transcaucasus

    Th. Stöllner, I. Gambaschidze, R. Berthon, G. Gogotchuri, F. Klein, A. Vautrin
  • Hunting with desert kites on the foothills of Mount Aragats

    O. Barge
  • Of men and houses: vertical stratification in NW-Iran in the 6-5th millennium

    J. Thomalsky
  • Land-use and the exploitation of natural resources by semi-nomadic groups in contemporary South-Eastern Anatolia

    S. Sarialtun