The talk by Emily Hammer (New York University, ARISC Fellow) will present preliminary results from a new archaeological survey in Şerur Rayon. Our primary goals are to look for the remains of ancient settlement in the area surrounding a fortress site that has been excavated by the Naxçıvan Archaeological Project since 2008. In particular we are looking for traces of other, smaller ancient fortresses and the campsites of nomadic herders.
Emily Hammer has just completed her PhD in Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University, with a dissertation on the archaeology of pastoral nomads of the Ottoman period in southeastern Turkey. Beginning in September 2012, she will be a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. Her general interests are Near Eastern landscape archaeology, especially the use of survey and satellite imagery to examine ancient settlement patterns, roads, and irrigation networks. In addition to her research in Turkey on pastoral nomads, she is actively involved in several archaeological excavations in the Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
3 August 2012 at 6.30pm
US-Azerbaijan Education Center
Caspian Business Center
40J. Jabbarli Street, 2nd Floor
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This talk is co-sponsored by the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC), Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, the American School of Prehistoric Research, and the US-Education Azerbaijani Alumni Association (AAA).
American Research Institute of the South Caucasus
c/o Ian Lindsay
Dept. of Anthropology
700 W. State St., Suite 219
West Lafayette, IN 47907 Visit the website at http://www.arisc.org
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