The Origins of Civilization in the Kurdish Highlands | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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The Origins of Civilization in the Kurdish Highlands

Location: 
Lecture Hall A-G-04
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 12:00
Wednesday, October 28. 4:00 P.M. 
 
In the last five years, there have been a tremendous amount of new discoveries relating to the earliest history of the Kurdish highlands. This symposium will bring together scholars from the US, Portugal, Belgium, and Kurdistan to talk about the earliest civilizations in the region. Highlights include Dr. Hashim Hama Abdulllah, director of Sulaimani Museum, who will present the newly discovered Gilgamesh tablet;  Dr. Kozad Ahmed (University of Sulaimani) will discuss the earliest historical evidence for states in the region, whilst Steve Renette (University of Pennsylvania) and Andre Tome (Universadad de Coimbra, Portugal) will talk about evidence for social complexity in prehistory. Please join us at 3:30 for a short reception, where you can meet the speakers informally, before the symposium begins at 4:00 PM.
 
The event is hosted by the AUIS Center for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (CACHE).  
 
The event is open to the AUIS community. Outside guests can attend by invitation only.