Near Eastern Seminar Series (NESS) | Dr Nina Maaranen and Dr Chris Stantis – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Near Eastern Seminar Series (NESS) | Dr Nina Maaranen and Dr Chris Stantis – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Near Eastern Seminar Series (NESS) | Dr Nina Maaranen and Dr Chris Stantis

Dr Nina Maaranen and Dr Chris Stantis

Tooth be told: bioarchaeological perspective on migration and life in Bronze Age Near East

The Bronze Age (c. 3300 – 1200 BCE) is a time of unprecedented contact and movement within the ancient Near East. Cultural contact and transformation is often investigated using artefactual evidence as proxy for human movement, but bioarchaeological research allows direct inference of the movement of individuals and groups. Teeth are especially useful evidence, as resilient parts of the human body that are particularly resistant to taphonomic degradation and often survive where no other human tissues survive.

Nina Maaranen and Chris Stantis are bioarchaeologists and postdoctoral researchers on ‘The Hyksos Enigma’, an ERC-funded project exploring the origin and connections of the 15th Dynasty of ancient Egypt. They are based out of Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom. Maaranen and Stantis have different specialties, both using primarily teeth to investigate movement but with techniques that have their own challenges, strengths, and interpretive frameworks.
Methods such as dental morphology as evidence of ancestry and isotopic analysis to investigate individual movement are discussed along with the initial finds of a project involving data collection throughout the Near East with special consideration of their collaboration with Dr
Stephen Bourke and the Pella in Jordan project.

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Everyone is welcome to attend the Near Eastern Seminar Series.

When
12 October 2020, 4:00-5:00pm

Where
On Zoom

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The Department of Archaeology is part of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI).

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Date

Oct 12 2020
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Time

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cost

This event is free

Location

Online

Organizer

NEAF
Phone
+61 2 9351 4151
Email
neaf.archaeology@sydney.edu.au

Other Organizers

Department of Archaeology
Website
http:// sydney.edu.au/arts/archaeology

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