The Cotsen Advanced Seminar on the Archaeology of Mobility
Nomads in the Old and in the New World 

The Advanced Seminars of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA foster the discussion and publication of interdisciplinary research on ancient societies. The first volume of this series, entitled 'Theory and Practice in Mediterranean Archaeology: Old World and New World Perspectives', has recently been published, a second and third volume are in various stages of preparation.

The fourth volume in the series will concentrate on the archaeology of mobile people, both in the Old World and in the America's. The aim of the Cotsen Seminars is to bring together leading experts in a field and have them elaborate on the current state of their combined research (click here for a more detailed introduction to this project).

Archaeology of Mobility: Old World and New World Nomadism

edited by Hans Barnard and Willeke Wendrich

There have been edited books on the archaeology of nomadism in various regions, and there have been individual archaeological and anthropological monographs, but nothing with the kind of coverage provided in this volume. Its strength and importance lies in the fact that it brings together a worldwide collection of studies of the archaeology of mobility. This book provides a ready-made reference to this worldwide phenomenon and is unique in that it tries to redefine pastoralism within a larger context by the term mobility. It presents many new ideas and thoughtful approaches, especially in the Central Asian region (Cotsen Advanced Seminars 4, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology 2008).

ISBN-13: 978-1-931745-50-5
ISBN-10: 1-931745-50-1
Table of Contents and Index
ISBN-13: 978-1-931745-49-9
ISBN-10: 1-931745-49-8
Table of Contents and Index

Click on the links below for scholarly reviews of the final volume:
P.L. Kohl, 2009
I. Kuijt, 2009
D. Gifford-Gonzalez, 2010 J.L. Phillips, 2011

Time Frame
Friday, 2 April 2004
Symposium in Montreal (Canada)
View abstracts
Saturday, 19 June 2004
Soft deadline for contributions
View introduction
22-24 June 2004
Workshop in Los Angeles (USA)
View presentations
Monday, 15 November 2004
Final deadline for contributions
Style sheet
Monday, 2 October 2006
Draft manuscript submitted and peer-reviewed
Table of Contents and Index
Subsequent Projects
Salt Lake City (Utah), April 2005: Panel on Archaeological Residue Analysis
Panel on Ancient Apprenticeship
Cairo (Egypt), November 2008:
Conference on the History of the Peoples of the Eastern Desert
The fourth Cotsen Advanced Seminar on Nomadism is made possible by:
 - the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA;
 - UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures;
UCLA International Institute, Special Academic Cooperative Projects;
 - and all individual participants.

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