May 9, 2016

Braidwood Visiting Scholar Program Workshop

Case Study in Glyptic Art: Evaluating the Place of Arslantepe in the Late Chalcolithig and the Late Uruk World

Holly Pittman
Bok Family Professor in the Humanities, Department of the History of Art and Curator of the Near Eastern Section, University of Pennsylvania Museum

Thursday, May 12, 2016
12:00-1:00 pm
LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute

The site of Arslantepe has provided a vast amount of information about the Late Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age in eastern Anatolia. Situated on the upper Euphrates in the Malatya plain, it was always home to a distinct community which engaged with but stood separate from its neighbors to the south in the Mesopotamian Jezira. This workshop will focus on what the gyptic art can tell us about Arslantepe's interaction with her neighbors before (period VII) and during (period VIA) the period of Late Uruk expansion. Pittmann invites participates to share their observations about contemporary assemblages to augment and extend this discussion.

The workshop is designed for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and staff who are interested in attending.

LaSalle Banks Room
Oriental Institute
1155 East 58th Street

The Braidwood Visiting Scholar Program (BVSP) aims to encourage and perpetuate the educational values of Robert and Linda Braidwood – particularly their commitment to the mentorship and training of graduate students specializing in the archaeology of the ancient Near East.