Bringing Together Different Neolithic Formations, Evolutions,
Dispersals, Consequences, Interactions
The congress aims to bring together different Neolithic formations that took place in different parts of
the globe at different times following distinct cultural and socio – economic trajectories.
The World Neolithic Congress is providing a platform to compare different trajectories and increasing social complexity that took place in different parts of the world.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

ASOUTI, Eleni
BELFER-COHEN, Anna
BELLWOOD, Peter
BENZ, Marion
BRUNET, Frédérique
BUDJA, Mihael
CYPHERS, Ann
EVERSHED, Richard
FORT, Joaquim
FULLER, Dorian
GEBEL, Hans
GUILAINE, Jean
HAAK, Wolfgang
HANSEN, Svend
HELWING, Barbara
HOOPES, John
HUNG, Hsiao-chun
JIAN-YE, Han
JING, Zhi-chun
KARUL, Necmi
LORDKIPANIDZE, David
O'CONNOR, Sue
ÖZDOĞAN, Mehmet
PIPERNO, Dolores
POPOV, Alexander
ROBERTS, Neil
ROSTAIN, Stephen
SOMEL, Mehmet
TABAREV, Andrei
VIGNE, Jean-Denis
ZEDER, Melinda

CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS AND ORGANIZERS

The 2023 World Neolithic Congress aims to bring together discussion of diverse Neolithic formations that took place across different geographical locations in different time-frames following diverse cultural and socio-economic trajectories. The Congress will provide a platform for comparing increasing Neolithic social complexity in different parts of the world.

The emergence of Neolithic cultures has been one of the most critical turning points in human history laying the foundations for our present global impact and population size, and playing a significant role in the evolution of human society over the past 12,000 years.

The Congress intends to challenge conventional theories and terminologies on the emergence and the development of productive and newly adapted ways of living.

Focus will be on sedentary lifeways, impacts on nature, the built environment , social hierarchies, the cognitive frameworks for ever-shifting norms, ontological approaches, symbols, identities, beliefs, cult practices, sanctuaries, artworks, cognition, innovation , technologies, languages, craft specialization, resilience, demographic pressure, climatic fluctuations, defining the impact of environmental settings; the use and implications of natural and bioscience research, particularly genetic, isotopic, residues, radiocarbon dating, physical anthropology, geoarchaeology, and also the most recent archaeological results from primary and secondary core areas of Neolithic formations.

The Congress aims to foster new ways of looking and thinking about Neolithic phenomena on both local and global scales. Suggestions for topics and approaches other than those listed above will also be considered.

The deadline for session proposals is 20 November 2022.
Session proposals will be evaluated by a Scientific Committee.

General Information

Congress Dates and Venue
18 – 22 September 2023 – Şanlıurfa, Turkey

Congress Language
The official language of the congress is English.

Important Dates
–Call For Session Proposals Submission Deadline: 6 November 2022
–Abstract Submission Deadline: TBA
–Early Registration Deadline: TBA
–Regular Registration Deadline: TBA

Badge
For security reasons, we kindly request all participants and companions to wear their name badges at the entrance to the congress center, during scientific sessions and lunches, in the stand areas and other social programs between 18 – 22 September 2023.

Certificate of Attendance
All registered participants who attend the congress will be issued a certificate of attendance.

WNC Secretariat

Should you need any assistance with registration or session/abstract submissions, or with any other queries, please contact the WNC Secretariat by email at info@worldneolithiccongress.org