Dynamics of Civilisation along the Qara Dagh Range
Dec 16, 2013 02:00 PM
End: Dec 16, 2013 07:00 PM
Location: Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology
A half-day conference on the archaeology, history and palaeoenvironment of Iraqi Kurdistan will be held at the Institute on 16 December.
At a crossroads between the flood plain of southern Mesopotamia, the Assyrian heartland to the north and Western Iran, the province of Sulaymaniyah (Kurdish Autonomous Region of Iraq) constitutes one of the most fertile agricultural regions of the Middle East. Archaeological research in this important region was limited for much of the later twentieth century, owing to modern political circumstances.
This conference brings together a new generation of researchers, whose fieldwork is beginning to fill out this significant gap in the archaeological, historical, and environmental record.
- Dorian Fuller (UCL): Jarmo revisited: subsistence and the emergence of village farming in the eastern Fertile Crescent
- Olivier Nieuwenhuyse (Leiden): Later prehistory in the Shahrizor: a view from Begum
- David Wengrow (UCL): Gurga Ciya and Tepe Marani: new investigations into the later prehistory of the Shahrizor Plain
- Simone Mühl (LMU Munich): The Shahrizor Survey Project: exploring Wadi Shamlu in 2012 and 2013
- Aline Tenu (Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie René-Ginouvès, Paris): Kunara, a small town in the Upper Tanjaro Valley
- Mark Altaweel (UCL): The search for hidden landscapes in the Shahrizor
All welcome! No need to register. The conference will be followed by a reception. For further enquiries, please contact David Kertai.
This event is organised as part of UCL's Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction, with additional funding provided by the London Centre for the Ancient Near East and a Rubicon Grant of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).