Presentations

2015 Conference Poster
March 2015 – Opening and closing talks at the international conference on the “Introduction and Intensification of Agriculture in Central Eurasia”, held at the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin, Germany.

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Presentations

AIA

May 2017 – Fruits of the Silk Road, Friends of the Archaeological Institute of America, New York Branch, New York City

April 2017Fruits of the Silk Road, Global Issues, Critical Topics, and Expert Lectures, New York University School of Professional Studies

SAAApril 2017Chenopodium Seeds in the Archaeobotanical Record of Central Asia, Society for American Archaeology Meetings, Vancouver, Canada

April 2017 – Revisiting the Topic of Dung Burning in the Archaeobotanical Record of Central Asia, Fryxell Award Session for Naomi Miller, Society for American Archaeology Meetings, Vancouver, Canada

February 2017 – Fruits of the Silk Road, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany

AIA

January 2017 – Fruits of the Silk Road, The Archaeological Institute of America, Westchester Society, Westchester, New York

 

November 2016 – Fruits of the Silk Road: The Spread of Agriculture through Central Asia, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, New York City

October 2016 – Guest Lecture at New York University, invited by Sören Stark, “Looking Back to the Origins of the Silk Road”, New York City

IWGP ParisJuly 2016 – “The Globalization of Crops along the Ancient Silk Road” at the IWGP (International Work-Group for Palaeoethnobotany) meetings 2016 held in Paris, France 4-9 July.

FridayArchSept4 September 2015 – Presented as part of the Friday Archaeology Series at Washington University. “Anthropogenic Landscapes of Prehistoric Central Eurasia: Archaeobotanical studies of agricultural niche construction”


November 2014
– Presented at the Turkmenistan Ministry of Culture’s conference on “Paleoethnobotanical Methods for the Study of Early Agriculture and Cuisine in the Prehistory of Central Asia” in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, “Experience of Turkmenistan in Research and Museumification of Archaeological Findings”

October 2014 Presented in the Geokolloquium Series in Earth Sciences at Free University, Berlin. “Spread of Agriculture into Central Eurasia and the Third Millennium B.C. Corridor of Exchange”

April 2014 – Presented at the Society for American Archaeology Meetings, Symposium: “Contrasting Patterns of Collecting, Treatment and Use of Stems and Fiber for Crafts in Hunter-Gatherer versus Horticultural and Agropastoral Groups”, Titled: Textiles as an Early Silk Road Commodity: Mobile Pastoralists in Central Asia”

April 2014 – Presented at the Society for American Archaeology Meetings, Symposium: “Ongoing research in Eurasian archaeology”, Titled: “Late Third Millennium B.C. Agriculture in the Foothills of Central Asia: A Mixing Zone for East and South Asian Crops”

June 2013 – Presented at the Economic Botany Meetings in Plymouth, England, Titled: “Late Third Millennium B.C. Agricultural Innovations in Central Asia”

June 2013 – Presented in the session “Food Globalization in Prehistory” at the International Work Group in Palaeoethnobotany Meetings, in Thessaloniki, Greece, Titled: “The Central Eurasian Corridor of Exchange and the Spread of Agriculture: Late Third and Second Millennia B.C.”

October 2012 – Presented at the Eurasian Archaeology Conference at Cornell, Titled: “The End or Beginning of Nomadism: The Spread of Agriculture and Community Diversification in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages in Eastern Central Asia”

April 2012 – Presented at the Society for American Archaeology Meetings, Southwest Asian Session, Titled: “Ecotopes and Herd Foraging Practices in the Bronze and Iron Age, Steppe and Mountain Ecotone of Central Asia”

January 2012 – Presented at Friday Archaeology Lecture Series at Washington University in St. Louis, Titled: “Central Eurasian Crop Corridor: Tracking the Path of Wandering Crops”

April 2011 – Presented at the Society for American Archaeology Meetings, Eurasian Steppe Archaeology Session, Titled: “Paleoethnobotanical Studies in Eastern Kazakhstan: The Bronze and Iron Age Interface”

January 2011 – Presented at Friday Archaeology Lecture Series at Washington University in St. Louis, Titled: “Mountain Pastoralism: Working Agriculture into the Diversity of Archaeological Central Eurasian Pastoral Economies”

December 2010 – Guest lecturer at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, Titled: “Agriculture in Bronze and Iron Age Central Asia”

November 2010 – Guest lecturer at Buffalo State College, Titled: “Plants and Mobile Pastoralists: A Case Study from Kazakhstan, during the Bronze Age”

August 2010 – Presented at the International Ordos, Inner Mongolia Conference, Titled: “Plants in the Diet of Mobile Pastoralists: Begash, Kazakhstan, during the Bronze Age”

April 2010 – Presented at the Society for American Archaeology Meetings, Eurasian Session, Titled: “Plants in the Diet of Mobile Pastoralist: Semirech’ye, Kazakhstan during the Early Iron Age”

October 2009 – Presented at Friday Archaeology Lecture Series at Washington University in St. Louis, Titled: “Floating Some Models for the Role of Agriculture: Results from a Summer of Flotation in Kazakhstan”

November 2008 – Presented at Friday Archaeology Lecture Series at Washington University in St. Louis, Titled: “Some Food for Thought: Preliminary Results from Begash, Kazakhstan”

April 2006 – Presented completed research on palynological analysis of archaeological sites in western New York and northern Denmark at the University at Buffalo Celebration of Academic Excellence

November 2005 – Presented data from palynological analysis on archeological sites in western New York and northern Denmark at Annual Honors Research Forum

December 2004 – Presented data from a palynological analysis of archeological sites in western New York at the University at Buffalo Celebration of Academic Excellence

October 2004 – Presented a preliminary study of the acetolysis technique at the Annual Honors Research Forum