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Department of Archaeology

 

The project will develop an innovative new model to examine the pivotal role of anthropogenic wetlands in the long transition to agriculture in the Levant. Remarkably, while this transition has been explored in some detail, we still do not have a good grasp on the long-term developments and causes of the origins of agriculture, mainly due to a lack of direct botanical evidence. Employing a novel interdisciplinary suite of microbotanical and geoarchaeological approaches to investigate an unmatched range of archaeological and paleoenvironmental contexts, Anthropogenic Wetlands will build an outstanding regional synthesis to explore how human-environment interactions shaped this critical transition.

Project Tags

Themes: 
Environment, Landscapes and Settlement
Periods of interest: 
Palaeolithic/Mesolithic
Geographical areas: 
Mediterranean
Mesopotamia and the Near East
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Built Environment
Environmental Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, and Landscape studies
Archaeobotany
Subjects: 
Archaeology
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