PROGRAM  6th ROUNDTABLE 

SATURDAY May 8

Archaeology and language

 
O. Bar-Yosef : Neandertals and Modern Humans in the Caucasus region - continuity or replacement?

Ph. KohlThe circulation of materials and peoples between the steppes and the greater ancient Near East in late prehistoric times

M. Witzel : Sintashta,BMAC and the Indo-Iranians. A query.

R. Mughal :Ethnoarchaeologicalinvestigations in Chitral, Pakistan: A preliminary survey

S. FarmerThe Functions of Myth in Indus Inscriptions

                                     see also: http://www.safarmer.com/downloads/
R. MeadowAspects of the iconography of the molded tablets from Harappa

S. Clark : Interpretation myths about the Indus ‘mother goddess’ figurines

P. Eltsov :The idea of the Harappan and Gangetic city: archaeology andtexts

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S. Palaniappan : Tamil vs. Aryan: Identities in conflict and coexistence

 
 

SUNDAY May 9

 

J. Bengtson:Recent findings on Burushaski and its probable genetic relationships(Evolution of Human Language, a project of the Santa Fe Institute)
F. Southworth:Non-Indo-Aryan elements in Marathi: implications for the early  history of the Deccan
                                  Additional tables
M. Lockwood: The  Creation of the Pallava Tamil Script.

A. Sharma: Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on the Aryan Invasion

 

 

 

Genetics and Comparative mythology 

 
P. Underhill : The South Asian Y chromosome landscape

R. Villems :Genetics of South, Central and Northern Asia

 

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M. Witzel :Laurasian, Gondwana and Pan-Gaean mythology (summary only)

J.R. Gardner : Database and advanced search engines for mythology and genetics.

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W. van Binsbergen :   Long-range mythical continuities across Asia and Africa: Linguistic and iconographic evidence concerning leopard symbolism.

 

 

 

 

MONDAY May 10

K. Tuite:Methodological issues in the study of Eurasian shamanism

G. Thompson : Shamanism in the Rgveda and its Central Asian antecedents.

T. Osada: Mundra Creation Myths

A. Daladier : War-Khasi Mythology

 

V. Blazek : Indo-Iranian elements in the Fenno-Ugric mythological vocabulary-- andvice versa?
J. Colarusso : Nart sagas (Northwest Caucasian and Ossetian)
Ph. Nicholson :Meditation Induced Light Images in the Religious Cultures of Ancient India, China and Tibet.

W. Lai : The Problem with Creation Myths. A Chinese Aberation? Or Maybe Not.

M. Puett : Notes on Early Chinese Ritual