2nd Central European Theoretical Archaeology Group meeting (TAG 2015)

Venue: Akademické konfereční centrum - Husova 4a, Praha 1 http://www.akc-avcr.cz
Call for papers in pdf.

Programme and abstracts in pdf.

Organizers: Monika Baumanova – President of the Czech National chapter of TAG (University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic) & Karolína Pauknerová– Main organiser 2015 (Center for Theoretical Study, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)

PROGRAMME (Each paper presentation should be 20 minutes long with additional 10 minutes for discussion.)

Welcome coffee and registration: 10:00-10:45.

THEME 1: Thinking culture through things; theorizing physical evidence of a culture

10:45-11:15 An Ontological Perspective on the Emergence of Stamps during the Neolithic
Çiğdem Atakuman (Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey)

11:15-11:45 The origins of the Warrior Culture - Warriorhood and its material manifestations in European prehistory.
Rafał Skrzyniecki and Robert Staniuk (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)

Lunch: 11:45-12:30


When is contemporary archaeology?
Dan Hicks (University of Oxford, UK)

THEME 1 (continued): Thinking culture through things; theorizing physical evidence of a culture

13:15-13:45 Situated Cognition and the Chaîne Opératoire
Matthew Walls (University of Oxford, UK; Visiting fellow at Center for Theoretical Study, Czech Republic)

13:45-14:15 A behavioral approach to soil as material culture
Roderick B. Salisbury (Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science, University of Vienna, Austria)

14:15-14:45 Materiality in human ecology
Ladislav Šmejda (Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic) and Monika Baumanova (University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic)

14:45-15:15 Reflexive side of archaeological data: why to seek it?
Karolína Pauknerová (Center for Theoretical Study, Charles University in Prague), Czech Republic)

15:15-15:45 coffee break

THEME 2: Fieldwork and collecting; things in motion, materiality and lifecycles of people and things

15:45-16:15 Archaeology without Nations
Thea De Armond (Stanford University, USA)

16:15-16:45 Breaking the Piñatas
Mehmet Kaya Yaylali (Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ankara, Turkey)

16:45-17:15 Filling the gap – the change of perception on deserted villages through perspective of remote sensing data in Poland and Czech Republic
Mikolaj Kostyrko (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland), Piotr Wroniecki (Independent researcher), Roman Brejcha (Academy of Science of the Czech Republic)

THEME 3: Cultural heritage; exhibiting things – theories beyond the museum display

17:15-17:45 Moving Forward by Looking Back: The Archaeology of Identity and Analysis of the Cucuteni-Trypillia Cultural Complex
Kathryn M. Hudson and Sarunas Milisauskas (University at Buffalo, USA)