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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

Abstract:
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.


Co-organizer:
・本学術振興会科学研究費(B)(一般)課題番号16H03470「イスラーム地域における物質文化史の比較研究~イベリア半島から中央アジアまで~」(研究代表:真道洋子)
東京大学東洋文化研究所班研究「イスラーム美術の諸相」(主任:桝屋友子)
東京大学東洋文化研究所班研究「ペルシア語文化圏研究」(主任:森本一夫)
・The Association for the Study of Persianate Societies, Japan Office (Gilas Seminar Series)

Contact Persons: Tomoko Masuya(Tobunken, The University of Tokyo) masuya(at)ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp