Workshop: Frontiers or Interaction Zones? Borderlands as areas of communication and mobility 28.02.-02.03.2019
Potentially, the distribution of raw material indicates superregional networks. This phenomenon is explainable by the high mobility of people at that time. Could that be seen as an indicator for cultural networks and consequently for knowledge transfer? Where exactly lies the boundary between these assumed societies and groups from an archaeological perspective? Are there any frontiers at all? It is planned to contrast results of studies located all over Europe for inducing an exchange of ideas concerning the topic of borders and communication in limited geographically spaces. The aim is trying to synthesize archaeological case studies followed by theoretical considerations of mobility, communication and cultural transfer to other projects with similar research questions. This will take place by an interdisciplinary exchange while discussing the role of frontiers and interaction zones as well as transformation processes in prehistoric societies. The two-day workshop is aimed at PhD students, young and senior researchers from different fields to offer a forum for presenting their work in an open debate.