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Wednesday 9th January

Chair: Mark Hudson


08.30 – 09.00                Registration


09.00 – 09.15                Welcome by Director Russell Gray  


09.15 – 10.00                It takes three to tandem: The eurasia3angle project

                           Martine Robbeets, Tao Li, Mark Hudson, Nataliia Neshcheret, Sander Savelyev, Chao Ning, Chuanchua Wang                                            & Choongwon Jeong


10.00 – 10.45               The Xiongnu and their (possible) descendants: combining evidence from linguistics and genetics

                                     Alexander Savelyev & Choongwon Jeong



10.45 – 11.15               Coffee Break  


11.15 – 12.00               Tracing the origin and expansion of the Turkic and Hunnic confederations 

                                     Pavel Flegontov, Leonid A. Vyazov & Alexei Kassian



12.00 – 12.45               Diarying on the eastern fringes of the Eastern  Eurasian Steppe

                                     Christina Warinner, Jessica Hendy, Linyuan Fan, Zandra Fagernäs, Yinqiu Cui and Martine Robbeets



12.45 – 13.45               Lunch

Chair: Sander Savelyev

13.45 – 14.30               In search for common features in spatial distribution of genetic and linguistic traits of Altaic

                                     speaking populations

                                     Oleg Balanovsky, Anna Dybo, Alexander Kozintsev & Evgenia Korovina


14.30 – 15.15               Bioarchaeological perspective on the expansion of Transeurasian languages in Northeast China 

                                     Yinqiu Cui & Quanchao Zhang


15.15 – 16.00               Neolithic contact of populations in Northeast Asia

                                     Chao Ning & Hai Zhang


16.00 – 16.30               Coffee Break  

16.30 – 17.15               Millets, Pigs, Dogs and Permanent settlement: how many  parallel pathways to sedentism across northern China?

                                     Dorian Fuller, Gregor Larson, Yijie Zhuang



17.15 – 18.00               Tracing population movements in ancient East  Asia through the linguistics and archaeology

                                     of textile production

                                     Sarah Nelson, Irina Zhushikhovskaya, Tao Li, Mark Hudson & Martine Robbeets




Thursday 10th January

Chair: Sander Savelyev

09.00 – 09.45               The homeland of proto-Tungusic languages inferred from contemporary words and ancient


                                     Chuan-Chao Wang & Martine Robbeets


09.45 – 10.30               Tracing the dispersal route of millet agriculture to the Russian Far East

                                     Tao Li, Chao Ning, Mark Hudson, Irina Zhushckikhovskaya & Martine Robbeets



10.30 – 11.15               The relationship between Koreanic and Japanic Languages in prehistory and ancient history: Historical texts

                                     and archaeological data revisited

                                     Kim Jangsuk & Jinho Park



11.15 – 11.45               Coffee Break  


11.45 – 12.15               Multidisciplinary approach for tracing the intertangle spread of rice and millet in Northeast Asia

                                     Shinya Shoda & Masahiko Kumagai



12.15 – 13.00               The dual structure hypothesis after 30 years

                                     Shigeki Nakagome, Mark Hudson & John Whitman


13.00 – 14.00               Lunch

13.45                           Group picture

Chair: Tao Li

14.00 – 14.45               What is the Jomon?

                                     Mark Hudson, Choongwon Jeong & Martine Robbeets



14.45 – 15.30               The expansion of anatomical modern humans and the spread of Japonic language family

                                     Kazuo Miyamoto & Hiroki Oota



15.30 – 16.15               The spread of agriculture through the Japanese Islands

                                     Gina Barnes, Elisabeth de Boer & Melinda Yang



16.15 – 16.45               Coffee Break  


16.45 – 17.30               Origins of Yaponesians from genetic and linguistic viewpoints

                                     Naruya Saitou & Mitsuaki Endo


17.30 – 18.15               Relationship between Japanese and Transeurasian from genetics and linguistics

                                     Hideaki Kanzawa Kiriyama & Shinjiro Kazama


Friday, 11th January

Chair: Chao Ning

09.00 – 09.45               Investigating the origin of Transeurasian languages: common ancestry hypothesis or language

                                     contact theory.   

                                     Anahit Hovhannisyan & Michael St. Clair


09.45 – 10.30               Peopling in Northern Eurasian forests: Merging archaeological, genetic-geographic and linguistic

                                     evidence in historical dynamics of socio-ecological system

                                     Junzo Uchiyama, Alexander Savelyev & Christopher Gillam  



10.30 – 11.00               Coffee break

11.00 – 11.45               The East Asian linguistic phylum: A reconstruction based on language and genes with implications

                                     for the ethnolinguistic prehistory of Japan and Transeurasian

                                     George van Driem & Gyaneshwer Chaubey


11.45 – 12.00               Wrap-up

                                     Martine Robbeets


Transeurasian millets and beans, languages and genes

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