Long-Term Environmental and Social Change in Mesopotamia

WhenMay 23, 2018 - May 24, 2018 (All Day)
WhereNeubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
Event Websitehttps://neubauercollegium.uchicago.edu/events/uc/long_term_environmental_and_social_change_in_mesopotamia/
Contact InformationNeubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
DescriptionThe archaeological landscape of Mesopotamia is unique because it is a record of thousands of years of complex human-environment interactions. Its river systems especially have been subject to both natural and human influences. This conference will assess the interplay of environment and culture in Mesopotamia from prehistory to early modern times, based on findings from cuneiform texts and other written sources, archaeology, and natural sciences, as well as the preliminary findings from Neubauer Collegium–funded fieldwork and analyses. While evidence from all of Mesopotamia (the Tigris-Euphrates watershed), has been considered, the Conference focuses on southern Iraq (ancient Sumer and Akkad).
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Conferences
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