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Evans Memorial Lecture: A Tale of Two Regions; the Living Landscapes of Oman and Jordan in the Bronze Age

Caroline Cartwright, British Museum

 

4pm, 3rd December  2015, BP Lecture Theatre, Clore Education Centre, British Museum. To book, contact the British Museum Box Office:  020 7323 8181 or www.britishmuseum.org     and go to the 'What's On' option at the top of the BM homepage. Then choose the 'Events Calendar'  and scroll down the page to see events listed by date and time.

Lecture Poster December 3rd 2015

 

PEF 150TH ANNIVERSARY LECTURE SERIES

In Association with the British Museum Department of Middle East

Supported by the Wellcome Trust and Maney Publishing

 View of Jordan Valley

View of the Jordan Valley. Copyright Caroline Cartwright.

Summary

The British Museum has been excavating in the Jordan Valley and in Oman for close to three decades. The evidence uncovered has given us a window into the ways of life experienced by ordinary people. Although we may often assume that for Bronze Age people, domestication of plants and animals and a growing mastery in metal-working have fostered organised societies in which agricultural surplus and industrial production might enable active trade, no two regions are the same and the influence of the surrounding environment is paramount. This lecture illustrates how Bronze Age peoples in two very different geographical regions have capitalised on their local environments and resources.

 

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