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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Plant Domestication in the Near East and Notes on the Modern Human Condition

Lecture: ARF Special & Workshops | January 16 | 5-6 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Avi Gopher, Professor, Tel Aviv University; Shahal Abbo, The Levi Eshkol School of Agriculture, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Archaeological Research Facility

The major issue pertaining to Near Eastern plant domestication by archaeologists is: which model best reconstructs plant domestication? On the one hand, the protracted-autonomous (non-centered) model, thriving in Near Eastern Neolithic studies in the past decade, emphasizes three major aspects of domestication: (a) a long, protracted process that was (b) geographically autonomous (non-centered)...   More >

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Imperial Landscape of Assyria, from the Ground and Above

Lecture: ARF Special & Workshops | April 5 | 5-7 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Jason Ur, Harvard University

 Archaeological Research Facility

Since 2012 a new Harvard University archaeological research project began in the Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq. This area was the core of the Neo-Assyrian empire (ca. 900-600 BC), which at its greatest stretched from Egypt to Iran. The Erbil Plain Archaeological Survey (EPAS) is identifying and mapping sites from the Neolithic to the 20th century AD around the modern city of Erbil (ancient...   More >