Workshop: Innovation, Interaction & Interconnection in the Taurus-Zagros Arc and beyond 10,000-5,000

10 December 2016 10:00 to 11 December 2016 17:00

Workshop organised by Dr Cameron Petrie and the the British Institute of Persian Studiesheld in collaboration with the British Institute at Ankara, the British Institute for the Study of Iraq and the Council for British Research in the Levant.

Innovation, Interaction & Interconnection in the Taurus-Zagros Arc and Beyond 10,000-5000 BC is a collaborative workshop being presented as part of the Ancient Iran and Its Neighbours in Pre- and Early-History archaeological research programme, which is supported by the British Institute of Persian Studies. It is also being resented in conjunction with the British Institute for the Study of Iraq, the Council for British Research in the Levant, and the British Institute at Ankara, and in collaboration with the Middle East Technical University: METU.

The Iranian Plateau is the key geographical link between Western Asia, the South Asian subcontinent, and the various regions of Central Asia, and throughout pre- and early- history it was an important geographical hub whose populations were deeply involved with the generation and transmission of technological innovations and cultural infl uences that shaped human history.

The Ancient Iran and Its Neighbours in Pre- and Early-History programme provides opportunities for scholars to explore the processes of human cultural development, and the communication and interaction dynamics that operated between the populations that lived on the Iranian Plateau and those living in the neighbouring regions to the west (greater Mesopotamian plains and Anatolia), north (Central Asian plains and oases), east (Indus plains), and south (the Persian Gulf and the adjacent areas).

For 2016, the programme director Dr Cameron Petrie (BIPS) has teamed up with Professor Douglas Baird (representing BIAA), Professor Bill Finlayson (CBRL) and Professor Roger Matthews (ex-BISI) to organize a focused research workshop that will build institutional and collaborative links through the contexts of discussion of the interactive dynamics of the Neolithic.

We hope that this event will provide an ideal opportunity to foster, build upon and strengthen current collaborative academic relationships, and to create links for the future. The workshop will be comprised of themed sessions, and abundant time will be made available for discussion and broader consideration of regional and interactive dynamics.

see more details at BIPS website: http://www.bips.ac.uk/event/conference-ankara/


Open to registered participants only. If you are interested in being involved in this workshop, please email Dr Cameron Petrie.  


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