Tobunken-Seminar "Human occupations and dynamic of economical growth in the Bukhara oasis"

Date: 6 September, 2017, Wed. 15:00-17:00

Venue: Room #304 Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

Speaker: Dr. Rocco Rante (Archaeologist, Department of Islamic Art, The Louvre Museum)

Title: Human occupations and dynamic of economical growth in the Bukhara oasis

The lecture focuses on the dynamics of human occupations ensuing from water needs in the area of the Zerafšan delta. The recent geo-archaeological researches and OSL dating of paleochannels directed under the aegis of the Louvre Museum brought to light the water changes since Neolithic, generating a change on human behavior, which showed especially from the Antiquity and Islamic period an important evolution of settlements and a few later a transformation of commercial exchanges. The recent discoveries also carried out the exponential increasing of settlements within the oasis and the development of the urban characters. All these elements contributed to social changes pushed by a high degree economic dynamics.

・The Association for the Study of Persianate Societies, Japan Office (Gilas Seminar Series)

Contact Persons: Tomoko Masuya(Tobunken, The University of Tokyo) masuya(at)