Elizabeth Carter, professor of Near Eastern archaeology at UCLA, will discuss the ancient site of Domuztepe in southeastern Turkey. It is one of the largest settlements of the Halaf Period (sixth millennium B.C.). The rapid burial in a constructed pit of a large number of highly fragmented prime-age animals and humans represents an episode in a complex communal ritual.
Who were the humans found in the pit?
Do we have evidence of cannibalism during the Neolithic? These are some of the questions that will be discussed.
Lecture: Excavations at Domuztepe, Turkey
Thursday, December 2, 2010 | 7:30 pm
Brown Auditorium | Free, reservations required | RSVP to Sabrina Lovett at [email protected]
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