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This seminar was created to coordinate the archaeological chronologies of the regions of the Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean. It meets from six to eight times a year to discuss new research and hear reports of recent fieldwork. A number of relevant papers were published in the American Journal of Archaeology from 1968 until 1988, and in 1992 in the Journal of the Ancient Near Eastern Society. Since then, the focus of the seminar has been widened to include all aspects of the ancient cultures of the Near East and its adjoining regions.

Professor Allan S. Gilbert

Dr. K. Aslihan Yener

Erhan Tamur

Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Meeting Schedule

10/21/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Beauty and power in a world of presence: The Queens of Nimrud's Northwest Palace
Amy Gansell, St. John's University

11/06/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Appreciating Indigenous Wall Painting Styles: Revisiting the Level VII Frescoes from Alalakh
Aslihan Yener, ISAW, NYU

11/19/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Religion in Ugarit
Valerie Matoian, CNRS, Collège de France, Paris

04/27/2020 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
The Shanidar ProtoNeolithic Homo sapiens population
Anagnostis Agelarakis, Adelphi University