The three-volume Handbook of Ancient Afro-Eurasian Economies is the main deliverable of the BaSaR project. It aims to offer a comprehensive discussion of economic development in the empires of the Afro-Eurasian world region and elucidate the conditions under which large quantities of goods and people moved across continents and between empires. Volume 1 provides succinct
Region: Central Asia
Khalchayan and historical links to the numismatic, archaeological and iconographical evidence in Central Asia: some suggestions for chronologySpeaker: Razieh Taasob
Part of FrACAS series at the Seminar für Alte Geschichte, 2 December, 2019.
This paper discusses the
transformation of the language from Greek to Bactrian which was as a
result of the coinage becoming imperial and a cultural reaction to
changing social and imperial requirements rather than the opposition of
a ruler to the former language and tradition.
Between the State and His Superior: The Anxiety of Being a Low-Ranked Scribe in the Qin and Han Bureaucratic HierarchySpeaker: Tsang Wing Ma
presented at the 22nd biennial conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies, University of Glasgow, 29 August – 1 September
Between Command and Market: Credit, Labor and Accounting in the Qin Empire (221-207 B.C.E.)Speaker: Dr. Maxim Korolkov
University of Freiburg, Department of Ancient History, 16:30-18:00
This paper reassesses the material culture of Ai Khanum, the most
important site of Hellenistic-period Bactria, from a translocal
globalisation approach. While ‘Hellenism’ is a commonly cited
explanation for cultural change in what is often referred to as ‘The Far
East’, it begs the question how particular cultural elements were used
and perceived socially on
Hoards from the Hellenistic to Kushan Period: towards some definitionsSpeaker: Lauren Morris
Ritual Matters: Archaeology and Religion in Hellenistic Central Asia. Second Meeting of the Hellenistic Central Asia Research Network, Eurasien-Abteilung, DAI, 2-4 November 2017, TOPOI-Haus, Berlin, 13:30-14:00.
This paper offers two major revisions to the chronology of the archaeological site of Begram (Afghanistan). The first revision pertains to when the Begram hoard was deposited (i.e. not when the objects were produced). Based on the new identification of three coins from room 10 as belonging to the post- Vasudeva Oesho with bull series,