Session309
TitleBringing in the Alans, II: Society and Economy of Alania
Date/TimeMonday 3 July 2017: 16.30-18.00
 
SponsorDepartment of History, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
 
OrganiserNicholas J. B. Evans, Clare College, University of Cambridge
John Latham-Sprinkle, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
 
Moderator/ChairHugh Kennedy, Department of Linguistics, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
 
Paper 309-a 'Alans' in the North Caucasus: Settlement and Identity
(Language: English)
Irina Arzhantseva, Centre for Eurasian Archaeology, Institute of Ethnology & Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Index Terms: Archaeology - Sites; Architecture - Religious; Byzantine Studies; Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 309-b Population and Society in the Sarmatian and Early Alanic North Caucasus: The Cemetery of Klin-Yar (Near Kislovodsk, Russia)
(Language: English)
Heinrich Härke, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading / Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Archaeology - Sites; Economics - General
Paper 309-c Alans on the Move: A Case Study in the Archaeology of Mobility
(Language: English)
Nicholas J. B. Evans, Clare College, University of Cambridge
Index Terms: Anthropology; Economics - Trade; Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Social History
 
AbstractThis the second of two sessions on the Alans, a people of the steppe and North Caucasus. Due to the lack of any written administrative records from within the region, the study of the society and economy of Alania is especially dependent on archaeological evidence. This panel will present papers by two archaeologists who have worked extensively in the Central North Caucasus, in which they develop models for Alan social and economic structure in the first millennium, and a further paper on approaches to mobility of people and goods in the archaeological scholarship on the Alans.