CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St., Cambridge, MA
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents
Rocco Rante Archaeologist, Louvre Museum
This talk focuses on the dynamics of human occupations ensuing from water needs in the area of the Zerafšan delta. The recent geo-archaeological researches and OSL dating of paleochannels directed under the aegis of the Louvre Museum brought to light the water changes since Neolithic, generating a change on human behavior, which showed since the beginning an important evolution of settlements and a few later a transformation of commercial exchanges. The recent discoveries also carried out the exponential increasing of settlements within the oasis and the development of the urban characters.... Read more about CMES: Dynamics of Human Occupations and Evolutions of Settlements in the Bukhara Oasis | Rocco Rante
Prof. Dr. Johannes Krause, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, will speak on “The Genetic History of Plague: From the Stone Age to the 18th Century via the Roman Empire” as part of the “What’s New in the Fall of the Roman Empire” Lecture Series, co-hosted by SoHP, the Department of History, and Department of the Classics. The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, February 16th from 5:30 pm- 6:45 pm in the Barker Center: Thompson Room (12 Quincy Street, Cambridge).
Dr. Michael Dee is currently at the Centre for Isotope Research, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and recently completed a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the University of Oxford / Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit. The workshop will be chaired by Noreen Tuross, Landon T. Clay Professor of Scientific Archaeology, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, with comments by Douglas J. Kennett, Professor of Environmental Archaeology, Pennsylvania State University; Irwin Shapiro, Timken University Professor, Department of Astronomy, Harvard University; and Christian Alexander Tryon, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University. Further information for this interdisciplinary workshop is attached.... Read more about Dr. Michael Dee, University of Groningen: "Solar Storms, Tree Rings and Astrochronology: New Radiocarbon Research from Oxford"
The Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard, in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (Jena, Germany), announces an opportunity for recent and graduating seniors and Master’s students to participate in a Symposium scheduled at Harvard University on Saturday, October 29th, 2016.