O. Bar-Yosef : Neandertals and Modern Humans in the Caucasus region - continuity or replacement?
Ph. Kohl : The 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 : Ethnoarchaeological investigations in Chitral, Pakistan: A preliminary survey
S. Farmer : The Functions of Myth in Indus Inscriptions
R. Meadow : Aspects 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 and texts
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
M. Lockwood : The Creation of the Pallava Tamil Script.
A. Sharma: Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on the Aryan Invasion
P. Underhill : The South Asian Y chromosome landscape
R. Villems : Genetics of South, Central and Northern Asia
M. Witzel : Laurasian, Gondwana and Pan-Gaean mythology (summary only)
J.R. Gardner : Database and advanced search engines for mythology and genetics.
W. van Binsbergen : Long-range mythical continuities across Asia and Africa: Linguistic and iconographic evidence concerning leopard symbolism.
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 -- and vice versa?
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