Dynamics Of Human Occupations And Evolution Of Settlements In The Bukhara Oasis


Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: Center for Middle Eastern Studies
SPEAKER(S): Rocco Rante, archaeologist, Louvre Museum, Paris.
CONTACT INFO: elizabethflanagan@fas.harvard.edu
This talk focuses on the dynamics of human occupations ensuing from water needs in the area of the Zerafšan delta. The recent geo-archaeological researches and OSL dating of paleochannels directed under the aegis of the Louvre Museum brought to light the water changes since Neolithic, generating a change on human behavior, which showed since the beginning an important evolution of settlements and a few later a transformation of commercial exchanges. The recent discoveries also carried out the exponential increasing of settlements within the oasis and the development of the urban characters.
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