David Schloen, Associate Professor of Syro-Palestinian Archaeology, will give a gallery talk on the discovery of the Katumuwa Stele in Zincirli, Turkey.
A recent article published by Oriental Institute scholars Robert Ritner and Nadine Moeller provided updated results on their ongoing research concerning Bronze Age chronology (see previous news article). The article focuses on a new interpretation of the "Ahmose Tempest Stela" and new radiocarbon dates for the Thera eruption.
The Oriental Institute announces the in-print and online publication of a new title, Bir Umm Fawakhir 3. Excavations 1999–2001.
Rob Jennings will give a lecture titled "'I Built a Port... and I Made them Trade with One Another:' Empire and Monetization on the Neo-Assyrian Periphery, c.900 - 600" for the Interdisciplinary Archaeology Workshop.
Mark Altaweel, Lecturer in Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, will give a lecture on "Provisioning Water for the World's First Megacities," Friday, November 7th, at 1:00pm in room 208 of the Oriental Institute.
Yorke Rowan, Research Associate in the archaeology of the southern Levant at the Oriental Institute, will give a gallery talk on the Oriental Institute's "Prehistoric Collections."
Sitta von Reden, Department of Ancient History, University of Freiburg/Germany, will give a lecture on "Monetary Networks in Graeco-Roman Antiquity," November 5, at 7:00pm in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.
Jane Moon, Co-Director of the Ur Region Archaeology Project and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, will lecture on Friday, October 31 at 12:30pm in the LaSalle Banks room on the topic "Why Excavate in Babylonia?"
Jane Moon, Co-Director of the Ur Region Archaeology Project and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, will lecture on Saturday, November 1 at 2:00pm in Breasted Hall on the topic "Back to Babylonia: Recent Archaeological Work in Southern Iraq."
The Origins of Writing Project, co-led by Christopher Woods, Associate Professor of Sumerian in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the Oriental Institute, will have a conference on November 8-9, 2014.