SFB 1266 - TransformationsDimensionen

Biweekly Colloquia: “From Practice to Transformation in Pre- and Protohistory”

Vortragsreihe mit internationalen Experten aus verschiedenen Disziplinen, die ihre Forschungen zu einem übergreifenden, aktuell relevanten Semesterthema präsentieren. Die Vorträge finden alle zwei Wochen Montags um 16.15 Uhr statt und werden gemeinsam vom Exzellenzcluster ROOTS und dem SFB 1266 organisiert.

Thema des Sommersemester 2021 ist “Human-Environmental Complexity in Past Societies”

Aufgrund der COVID-19 Pandemie können die Biweekly Colloquia nicht wie gewohnt stattfinden und werden in den virtuellen Raum verlegt. Die Biweekly Colloquia finden über das Webkonferenzsystem Zoom statt. Eine Anleitung zur Anmeldung und Einrichtung von Zoom für Mitarbeiter*innen der CAU sind über die Seite des Rechenzentrums der CAU zu beziehen. Universitätsexterne Kolleg*innen können mit der kostenfreien Version von Zoom an den Biweekly Colloquia teilnehmen, indem sie die ihnen zugesandten Zugangsinformationen nutzen.

Auch die Webkonferenz-Versionen der Biweekly Colloquia finden, wie gewohnt Montags von 16.15-17.45 Uhr statt. Die Vorträge werden live gestreamt, nach diesen folgt eine Diskussionsrunde aller Teilnehmer*innen.

Zugangsberechtigung: Wenn Sie Zugang zum virtuellen Biweekly Colloquia wünschen, kontaktieren Sie bitte office@sfb1266.uni-kiel.de oder office@roots.uni-kiel.de

Poster Biweekly Colloquia Sommersemester 2021

Biweekly Colloquium: “Animated stones and animal sacrifices in the highlands of Odisha (India): environment as socio-cosmic order”

10.05.2021 von 16:15 bis 17:45

Virtuelles Treffen

Prof. Dr. Roland Hardenberg  •  Institut für Ethnologie, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Animated stones and animal sacrifices in the highlands of Odisha (India): environment as socio-cosmic order

This presentation focuses on the ritual practices of swidden cultivators in the highlands of Odisha (India) called Dongria Kond, who are recognised as one of the many tribal societies and original inhabitants (“Adivasi”) of this area. Like other Kond tribes, they regularly practice large scale buffalo sacrifices to their earth goddess, who is represented by a stone setting in the center of each village. The earth goddess is regarded as the mother of the Kond and is responsible for their well-being. However, she is only one of the many deities and spiritual beings who according to the Kond populate their environment. The sun and the moon, the wind and the rain, mountains and hills, plants and animals, forests and rivers – the whole socio-cosmic space is, in the view of the Kond, populated by various powers with whom they maintain relationships. Ritual practices such as the buffalo sacrifices are major occasions when these relationships are activated and maintained through communication, possession and the sacrifice of animals and food. Some of these divine actors are represented by stones of varying sizes, including large megaliths representing the husband of the earth goddess. The presentation will particularly focus on the nexus between stones, deities, social categories, sacrificial offerings, and local notions of well-being.

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Biweekly Colloquium: “The (Re)Shaping of Pompeii in the Early Imperial Period: New insights from the Porta Stabia neighbourhood”

31.05.2021 von 16:15 bis 17:45

Virtuelles Treffen

Prof. Dr. Steven Ellis  •  Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati

The (Re)Shaping of Pompeii in the Early Imperial Period: New insights from the Porta Stabia neighbourhood

Much is already well known about the urban shape of Pompeii by the time of its destruction in 79 CE.  And though good inroads have been made into the various developments over time that brought it to this shape, still not all of these readings benefit from the sub-soil excavations of more recent years that have targeted the episodic growth spurts of the city.  This lecture draws on some recent excavations at Pompeii to show the extent to which some of the most pivotal changes to the city occurred in the early Imperial period.  These excavations, under the auspices of the University of Cincinnati and the American Academy in Rome, targeted two town blocks of the city, as well as several adjacent, civic structures (the fortification wall and gate, the streets, and the Quadriporticus); the excavations covered more than ten separate building plots (c. 4000m2) made up of shops, houses, and hospitality establishments.  This ‘behind-the-scenes’ view of some of the latest excavations at Pompeii opens up an entirely new perspective on the city, with a special focus on the developments that reshaped the city - both socially and structurally - in the early Imperial period. 

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Biweekly Colloquium: “Motherhood and environment in Bronze Age Central Europe”

14.06.2021 von 16:15 bis 17:45

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Dr. Katharina Rebay-Salisbury  •  Österreichisches Archäologisches Institut, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Motherhood and environment in Bronze Age Central Europe

Motherhood includes a range of cultural choices and practices in addition to the biological framework of sexual reproduction, which are subject to research within the ERC-Starting Grant funded project ‘The value of mothers to society’. This presentation will present the latest findings from new analytical approaches such as tracing the stress of pregnancies and childbirth in female skeletons, applying organic residue analysis to understand what prehistoric baby bottles contained, and using peptide analysis in children’s dental enamel to determine their sex. In the spirit of the Cluster of Excellence ROOTS, this talk will aim to focus on how changing environments may influence strategies of mothering and childrearing.

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Biweekly Colloquium: “The chalcolithic ›mega site‹ of Valencina de la Concepción (Seville): New investigations in the Northern Sector”

28.06.2021 von 16:15 bis 17:45

Virtuelles Treffen

Dr. Thomas Schuhmacher  •  Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (Abteilung Madrid)

The chalcolithic ›mega site‹ of Valencina de la Concepción (Seville): New investigations in the Northern Sector

The ›mega-site‹ of Valencina de la Concepción extends throughout the northeast limit of the Aljarafe Plateau, 6 km to the West of modern-day Seville in the South of Spain. It consists of a huge necropolis area with several monumental tombs and a settlement area which covers an area of about 200 hectares. In the margin of a project financed by the DFG the German Archaeological Institute investigates the Northern sector of this ›mega-site‹ by means of geophysical surveys, excavations and scientific studies. The geomagnetic survey of a surface of more than 19 ha. revealed a concentric system of at least five ditched enclosures and one smaller rectangular one, as well as a large amount of pits, semi-circular huts excavated in the ground, as well as possible hypogea. For the first time we have also been able to sequence the infill of almost all chalcolithic ditches by means of manual drillings. During the excavations carried out in the municipal plot of Cerro de la Cabeza a dense sequence of chalcolithic pits, semi-excavated huts and workshops have been documented and first stratigraphic cuts through some of the ditches have been undertaken. The chrono-typological definition of the ceramics, as well as a series of 14C dates obtained by AMS begin to reveal the sequence of the settlement. Beginning in the late Neolithic/Early Chalcolithic (end of the 4th millennium BC) it experiments its peak occupation during the Middle Chalcolithic (first half of the 3rd millennium BC). During its transition to the Late Chalcolithic (mid 3rd millennium BC) there seems to be a reduction in the size of the settlement, seeming to become even more reduced during the Bell-Baker phase. At about 2200 BC the excavation of ditches as well as the settlement itself suddenly ends. We also present some evidence that seems to indicate a short and not very intense re-occupation of the Cerro de la Cabeza area during the later Early Bronze Age (beginning of the 2nd millennium BC).

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