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Excavating the world’s first farmers in Iraq and Iran

22 November, 2017, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join expert archaeologists, Roger and Wendy Matthews, at the University of Reading in this richly-illustrated discussion presenting the latest discoveries from excavations at Bestansur and the Iranian Neolithic site of Sheikh-e Abad. Bestansur and Sheikh-e Abad were among the first farming settlements of the Middle East, and excavations there are investigating all aspects of life during the transition from hunting to farming, and from mobile to settled life-ways.

A special feature of Bestansur is a large building with more than 70 human individuals buried under the floors, providing a wealth of new information about ancient life and death during this period. Roger and Wendy will discuss the special experiences, opportunities and pleasures of working in archaeology in Iraq and Iran with their Iraqi and Iranian colleagues.

Doors open at 7.30pm, lectures start at 8.00pm

This event is part of the series Revealing hidden stories.
For event information, please contact Aleiah Potter at a.r.b.potter@reading.ac.uk.


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22 November, 2017
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University of Reading
Whiteknights campus, Shinfield road
Reading, Berkshire, Southern England RG6 6UR United Kingdom
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