IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 309: Bringing in the Alans, II: Society and Economy of Alania

Monday 3 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Department of History, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
Organisers:Nicholas Evans, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
John Latham-Sprinkle, Department of History, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Hugh Kennedy, Department of the Languages & Cultures of the Near & Middle East, 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
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-bPopulation 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
Heinrich Härke, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Economics - General
Paper 309-cAlans on the Move: A Case Study in the Archaeology of Mobility
(Language: English)
Nicholas Evans, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Nicholas Evans, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Anthropology, Economics - Trade, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Social History
Abstract

This 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.