Recent Work in the Prehistory of Southwest Asia – University of Copenhagen

Recent Work in the Prehistory of Southwest Asia

A series of four guest lectures on recent research into the prehistoric archaeology of southwest Asia organized by the Centre for the Study of Early Agricultural Societies.


9:00 – 9:40  In Search for Modern Humans and the Early Upper Palaeolithic at Manot*
                     Cave, Western Galilee, Israel.
                     Dr. Omry Barzilai, Israel Antiquities Authority

9:40 – 10:20  Cultural changes and climate in the Near Eastern Mediterranean region:
                        synchronizing the cause and effect relation.
                        Dr. Elisabetta Boaretto, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

10:40 – 11:20  Hunting Practices in the Epipalaeolithic and Neolithic of the Azraq Basin:
                          tracking human and climatic impacts
                          Dr. Louise Martin, Institute of Archaeology, University College London

11:20 – 12:00  The tree without a rival – domestication of the date palm and the
                          beginning of oasis agriculture in the Middle East.
                          Dr. Margareta Tengberg, Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Paris

All lectures will be given in English. The event is free and all are welcome.

For questions, please contact Assistant Professor Tobias Richter.