EUROPEAN SCIENCE FOUNDATION EXPLORATORY WORKSHOP

EARLY SYMBOLIC SYSTEMS FOR COMMUNICATION IN SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE

KARLOVO, BULGARIA, 14-20 APRIL 2002
EUROPEAN SCIENCE FOUNDATION
PREHISTORY FOUNDATION
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OF COMMUNICATIONS REPRESENTED AT AND SUBMITTED FOR THE WORKSHOP
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Diversity of Symbolic Communication in Southeastern European Social Prehistory, by Mark Stefanovich

The Symbolism of the Prehistoric Culture and the Balkans by Lolita Nikolova

Sacred Symbols on Neolithic Cult Objects from the Balkans by Gheorghe Lazarovici

The Language of Symbols: Communicating with the Supernatural in Prehistoric Anatolia
by Jak Yakar

Social Complexity in Southeastern Europe and in the Near East by Mehmet Özdogan

Pre-Writing Signs on Neo-Eneolithic Altars by Cornelia-Magda Lazarovici

Signs on the Neo- and Chalcolithic figurines (An attempt of their classification) by Krassimir Leshtakov

Vorschriftlichezeichen aus dem Frühchalkolithikum in Westbulgarien by Stefan Cochadziev

The “Signs” on the Bottoms of  Vessels (From the Developed Neolithic in the Carpathian-Balkan Area) by Valeriu Sirbu & Stanica Pandrea

Neolithic communities and symbolic meaning perceptions and expressions of symbolic and
social structures at Late Neolithic Dimini, Thessaly
by Stella Souvatzi & Evangelia Skafida

The Dialogue between Household and Community (A Case Study of Banjica) by Boban Tripkovic

The White Painted Ornament of the Early and Middle Neolithic of Southeast Europe by Nenad N. Tasic

Painted Ornamentation on Vessels as a Communication System between Generations (Based on evidence from Tell Kazanlak Early and Middle Neolithic layers) by Vassil Nikolov & Dessislava Karastoyanova

Early Chalcolithic Pottery from the Region of Panagyurishte by Martin Hristov

Earlier Chalkolithic Ornamentation on the Pottery from Dzhuljunitsa Tell  (North Central Bulgaria) by Rumen Peykov

The ornamentation of the Late Chalcolithic pottery from Yunatsite Tell, Pazardzhik District (Systematization and Analysis) by Nadezhda Todorova

The Magic of the Signs or “Signs for Magic” (Some Comments Based on Decorated Loom-weights
from the Neolithic Tell Samovodene, near Veliko Tyrnovo, Central North Bulgaria)
by Alexander Chohadzhiev

Ornamentation of the Neolithic Pintaderas in Bulgaria (Typology and Comparison with the Decoration of Other Finds) by Tanya Djanfezova

Evidence of Long Distance Connections at the Edge of the Balkans: Economic or Symbolic Value ? by Emanuela Montagnari Kokelj

Copper Axes and Bracelets in the Cultural Context of Prehistoric Europe by Igor Manzura

Flat Bone Figurines from the Tell Yunatsite (Iconography and Semantics) by Stoilka Terzijska-Ignatova

Communication Through and in the Religion in Ancient Thrace in the Early Bronze Age
(According to Archaeological Data)
by Kristina Kostova

Clay Models of Wheels from Later Prehistory: Evidence for Transport or Symbols of the Eternal Motion (Sun-Symbols)? by Vanya Petrova

Continuity and Change in Burial Customs: Examples from the Carpathian Basin by Clemens Lichter

Where are the Burials in Southeast European and Anatolian Neolithic? by Krum Bacvarov

Myth-ritual value of the Human Graves with Dog Skeletons in Southeastern Europe and Anatolia during the Bronze Age by Ivan Dimitrov

The Bronze Age in Romania: Periodization, Chronology and Relation to the Prehistoric Fire Symbolism by Cristian F. Schuster

Geo-Archaeological Research around Tarsus Gözlükule, Southwest Turkey by Ertug Oner, Levent Uncu & Beycan Hocaoglu
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