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Landscapes of Death, Landscapes of Conflict (?)

Fortification and Boundary-making in the Late Second Millennium South Caucasus

Alan F. Greene

ISAW Visiting Research Scholar

Alan F. Greene is a Visiting Research Scholar at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World for the 2016-17 academic year. He is an anthropological archaeologist and co-director of the Project for the Archaeology and Geography of Ancient Transcaucasian Societies (ArAGATS), where his research focuses on questions of mass social inequality and political institutionalization in the Bronze and Early Iron Age South Caucasus. In particular, he examines the ways habitual production chains, spheres of exchange, and consumption patterns are implicated in the macro-scale (re)production of the region's earliest polities. Alan's current field project, funded by the National Science Foundation, examines the long term rhythms of settlement, economy, and warfare in Armenia's Upper Kasakh Valley. In the laboratory, he co-directs the Making of Ancient Eurasia (MAE) Project, a research consortium that develops and applies new approaches in digital radiography, synchrotron radiation, and portable X-ray fluorescence to study the histories of material assemblages, one artifact at a time. While at ISAW, he is studying the comparative archaeology of the economies of ancient Old World polities.

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Event Details

  • 04/18/2017
  • 06:00 PM
  • ISAW Lecture Hall

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