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Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 05:38:37 +0300
From: Olena Smyntyna <smyntyna@...
Subject: CONF: spatial organisation of hunter-gatherers
5th Congress of Anthropologists and Ethnologist of Russia will take place
in Omsk, 27-30th, May, 2003. The general topic of the Congress is "Space
and Culture". In the frameworks of this event special session "Spatial
organisation of hunter-gatherers according to ethnographic and
archaeological data" is in the process of creation.
Everybody interested in participation are asked to send the application
containing: name, titles, institution and occupation, title of
contribution, abstracts (up to 200 words) and contact address. The deadline
for proposals is 25th January, 2003.
Please sent you application by e-mail smyntyna@...
to the session organiser:
Dr Olena Smyntyna
Head of Department of Archaeology and Ethnology of Ukraine
Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University
Spatial organisation of hunter-gatherers according to ethnographic and
Subject of current session is natural-geographic, social, historical and
ethnic peculiarities of spatial organisation of all spheres of prehistoric
and contemporary societies of hunters and gatherers. Their daily life,
household and subsistence strategies, social interaction, ritual
activities, aesthetic and symbolic values would be examined in its
frameworks. Taking into account specific features of Early Prehistoric
population livelihood systems, different levels of such analysis seem to be
fruitful, such as territorial (dwelling - living floor ? settlement ?
foraging territory ? living space), temporal (daily ? seasonal ? year-round
? life-long ? generational), social (individual - family - community - kin
etc), purposeful (household, subsistence, ritual, aesthetic etc.) and
Mechanism by which different levels and forms of space exploitation are
fixed in social and ethnic memory of hunter-gatherers is subject of special