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02/10/2023 05:00 PM ISAW Galleries
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Expanding the Ancient World Workshop

Gallery Tour of 'Ritual and Memory: The Ancient Balkans and Beyond'

Organized by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (NYU)

This workshop will take place in person at ISAW. Registration is required; click through for the registration link. All attendees must be in compliance with NYU's COVID-19 vaccination requirements and be prepared to present proof of compliance if asked to do so. Expanding the Ancient World is a series of professional development workshops and online resources for teachers. Enjoy a tour of the exhibition Ritual and Memory: The Ancient Balkans and Beyond and learn about the beliefs, ritual practices, and intercultural connections in ancient civilizations in southeastern Europe from the Neolithic Era to the Iron Age.
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02/22/2023 01:00 PM Online
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RESCHEDULED: Mining Community in the Longue Durée:

A Case Study of the Southeastern Hubei Mining Area in China, ca. 3 to 1 Millennium BCE

Dongming Wu

NOTE: This lecture was originally scheduled for 1/25/23. Due to unforeseen circumstances the lecture has been postponed. The new date for the lecture is 2/22/23. The lecture will take place online. Registration is required; click through for the registration link. Zoom information will be provided via confirmation email to registered participants. The southeastern Hubei mining area was a major source of copper, lead, and tin, the primary elements of bronze alloy in Bronze-Age China. Chinese archaeologists and archaeometallurgists have impressively reconstructed the chaînes opératoires of miners and metalworkers, however, there have been few attempts to investigate the lives of miners and the mining community.
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02/23/2023 05:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall
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Eternal Silk Road?:

New Archaeological Data from Bukhara and its Hinterland

Sören Stark

This lecture will take place in person at ISAW. Registration is required; click through for the registration link. All attendees must be in compliance with NYU's COVID-19 vaccination requirements and be prepared to present proof of compliance if asked to do so. The archaeological exploration of Bukhara lags, compared to other important urban centers in southern Central Asia (such as Merv or Samarkand), considerably behind. Unfortunately, the lack of data is often compensated by clichés about the 'Silk Road,' imagining Bukhara as a flourishing hub of transcontinental trade routes since the dawn of history.
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03/03/2023 11:00 AM Online
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Emeralds from the Desert:

Challenges, Issues, and Successes of Emerald Mining in the Egyptian Eastern Desert in the Roman and Byzantine Periods

Joan Oller Guzmán

This lecture will take place online. Registration is required; click through for the registration link. Zoom information will be provided via confirmation email to registered participants. This presentation will offer an overview of the work conducted by the Sikait Project in the Wadi el Gemal National Park (Eastern Desert of Egypt) between the years 2018 and 2023. During five seasons, this project has tried to get a better understanding about how the mineral of beryl was extracted and traded.
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