The Ancient Near East

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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.

Dr. Sally Dunham

Professor Allan S. Gilbert

Dr. Aslihan K. Yener

Rachel Del Giudice

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



11/12/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
8:30 AM
50th Anniversary Conference
Keynote Speaker: Irene J. Winter, Harvard University

and many more!,

02/09/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Tell el-'Ajjul, Gaza: The results from past and recent excavations
Peter Fischer, University of Gothenburg

03/27/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
The Early Bronze Age levels at Kültepe/Kanesh and their implications for understanding pre-karum cultural development in Central Anatolia
Fikri Kulakoglu, Ankara University

05/19/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Tiryns (Greece) and the impact of its Near Eastern relations during the 3rd and 2nd millennia BCE
Josef Maran, University of Heidelberg