Cultural History of PaleoAsia

Scientific Research on Innovative Areas,
a MEXT Grant-in-Aid Project


International Workshop: Early Farming Societies of the Southern Caucasus: 10 years of Archaeological Discoveries of Japanese and French Expeditions (May 09, 2019)

Schedule: May 09, 2019
Venue: INTERMEDIATHEQUE, JP Tower Museum, Tokyo (

13:30-13:35 Welcome Address
Yoshihiro Nishiaki (The University of Tokyo)
13:35-14:20 Mentesh Tepe and the Neolithic in the Caucasus
Bertille Lyonnet (CNRS, France)
14:20-15:05 The Chalcolithic in the South Caucasus. Between fragmented evidence, local
developments and regional trajectories
Giulio Palumbi (CNRS, France)
15:05-15:30 Tea Break
15:30-16:15 Rethinking Architectural Techniques of the South Caucasus in the 6th Millennium BC
Emmanuel Baudouin
16:15-17:00 Mesolithic Backgrounds for the Neolithisation of the South Caucasus
Makoto Arimura (Tokai University)
17:00-17:45 Issue on the Early Farming Societies in the South Caucasus
Yoshihiro Nishiaki
17:45-18:00 Discussion