【May 22-23】Workshop “Sedentism, Subsistence and Societies in the Neolithic Anatolia: New Insights from Hasankeyf Höyük”

On March 22 and 23, a workshop titled, “Sedentism, Subsistence and Societies in the Neolithic Anatolia: New Insights from Hasankeyf Höyük” will be held. We are looking forward to your participation!


The University of Tsukuba Anatolia Research Team has been doing archaeological research on Hasankeyf Höyük ruins of the Neolithic Age at Tigris river basin in the southeastern part of Turkey.  For the current workshop, we have invited Prof. Mehmet ÖZDOĞAN and Prof. Zeynep ERES from Istanbul University and also Prof. Douglas BAIRD and Prof. Jessica PEARSON from University of Liverpool to give us lectures on the Neolithic Anatolia. We also plan to discuss and examine our research results from a wider perspective.


Hasankeyf 20170322-23Date:22nd & 23rd March 2017 (Wed. & Thur.)

Place:Room A110, A107, University of Tsukuba Laboratory of Advanced Research Building A




22 March 2017   University of Tsukuba Research Building A110

10:00-10:05  Opening address



Mehmet ÖZDOĞAN (Istanbul University, Turkey)


Poster (PDF)

“An alternative look at the PPN of southeast Anatolia: The domineering role of cult practices in structuring communities”


11:05-11:35 coffee break



Zeynep ERES (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)

“Reconstitution, conservation and presentation of the Neolithic sites: Two case studies from Turkey – Çayönü and Aşağı Pınar”


12:05-14:00 lunch break



Douglas BAIRD (University of Liverpool, the United Kingdom)

“The development of sedentism in the Konya plain of central Anatolia”


15:00-15:30 coffee break



Jessica PEARSON (University of Liverpool, the United Kingdom)

” Building Large Communities: Multi-isotope investigations of human mobility and diet in the earliest large villages”


23 March 2017   University of Tsukuba Research Building A107



Yutaka MIYAKE (University of Tsukuba)

“Sedentary hunter-gatherer community at Hasankeyf Höyük”



Osamu MAEDA (University of Tsukuba)

“The lithic assemblage from Hasankeyf Höyük: a continuity of the hunter-gatherer tradition”



Osamu KONDO (University of Tokyo)

“Human skeletal remains from Hasankeyf Höyük”


12:00-13:30 lunch break



Kennichi TANNO (Yamaguchi University)

“Botanical remains from Hasankeyf Höyük”



Hitomi HONGO (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies)

“Animal exploitation by sedentary hunter-gatherers at Hasankeyf Höyük”



Yu ITAHASHI and Minoru YONEDA (University of Tokyo)

“Food consumption of Hasankeyf Höyük hunter-gatherers based on the isotopes”


15:30-16:00 coffee break


16:00-16:45 General discussions