March 17, 2017

Agricultural Strategies and Environmental Change in Ancient Anatolia

John Marson
Assistant Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology, Boston University

Monday, April 10, 2017
3:30 PM
LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute

Why do some agricultural systems flourish over the long term while others lead to environmental degradation and societal collapse? Archaeological data offer a unique long-term perspective on the sustainability of agriculture. Recent work from an ancient urban cener in central Anatolia indicates how complex agricultural stategies were employed to adapt to coincident environmental and social change on both local and regional scales.