The Interdisciplinary Archaeology Workshop
is pleased to invite everyone to a talk by
The Oriental Institute
Houses of the Dead?
Ossuaries and Secondary Burials
in the Chalcolithic Period of the Southern Levant
The Chalcolithic of the southern Levant (4500-3700 BCE) is a period of iconographic florescence. Figurative depictions and abstracted imagery is more common than most periods before and after, much of it expressed in the realm of mortuary practices. The extended process of primary to secondary treatment of the body during the Chalcolithic includes the creation of modeled, decorated containers for the secondary remains, possibly with regional variations. Do these containers represent houses for the dead, as suggested when first discovered?
Thursday, May 10
4:30 PM, Haskell Hall Mezzanine 102
~ Chalcolithic fare will be provided! ~
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