Revisiting the Hilly Flanks: the Epipalaeolithic and Neolithic periods in the eastern Fertile Crescent

After many years of little or no work, research into the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture in the eastern part of the Fertile Crescent has gathered pace in recent years. This research has begun to contribute to a more diverse and heterogeneous picture of late Pleistocene and early Holocene hunter-gatherer, cultivator and farmer lifestyles across southwest Asia. This, in turn, poses new questions for our understanding of the Neolithisation process.

We would like to warmly invite colleagues to Copenhagen to present and discuss results from recent and ongoing research into the Epipalaeolithic and Neolithic periods in the eastern Fertile Crescent.

The conference remit is intended to be broad. We therefore welcome fieldwork reports, scientific studies (archaeobotanical, zooarchaeological, palaeoenvironmental etc.), as well as more synthetic or theoretical papers. Submissions by PhD students and early career researchers are particularly encouraged.























Please note that we plan to livestream and/or record the presentations at the conference to enable researchers who are unable to attend in person to participate in the conference.