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Iranians Take Part in Second Chicago University Eurasian Archaeology Conference

Tehran, Apr. 11 (CHN) - University of Chicago is holding its second Eurasian Archaeology Conference on April 15th and 16th 2005. Archaeologists from 12 countries around the world will be taking part in the conference, and three Iranian archaeologists will be having their papers presented in the conference publication.

The second University of Chicago Eurasian archaeology conference, 2005, focuses on the theme of social orders and social landscapes: interdisciplinary approaches to Eurasian Archaeology. Three Iranian archaeologists have sent in their papers, which will be published along others in the conference publication. The scientists are not taking part personally due to visa difficulties.

The issues covered in the conference include: from culture to the institutions of social life; social landscapes and memory; gender and identity; crafting the social; landscapes of the living, landscapes of the dead; exchange, contact, and conflict; built worlds: settlements and cities; society, status, and economy; and human-environment interactions.

The Iranian archaeologists who have sent in their papers are Dr. Morteza Hesari, archaeology PhD. from Hamburg University; Azarmidokht Esfandiari, archaeologist and expert with the research center of the Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization; and Dr. Mehdi Mortazavi from Zahedan University.

A field study in Aslandouz area of Ardabil province, northeast of Iran; a comparison of a temple discovered in Gharbal Biz of the central province of Yazd and its contemporary architectural structures in Europe; and a study of the relations of the southeastern parts of Iran with their neighboring regions in the third millennium BC are the issues covered in the Iranian papers.

The first Eurasian conference of Chicago University was held in 2002, in which Iranians had no share.

For more information on the second University of Chicago Eurasian archaeology conference, visit the website:

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