[Conférences] 9th Meeting of the Forum for the Research of the Chalcolithic Period

9th Meeting of the Forum for the Research of the Chalcolithic Period

The periodization of the Ghassulian and other contemporary Chalcolithic entities of the second half of the 5th-beginning of the 4th millennia BC

Weizmann Institute, Rehovot (Israel) Schmidt Auditorium March 10th, 2016

Lectures will be in English

9.00-9.30 Gathering

9.30-9.45 Greetings Elisabetta Boaretto (Max Planck-Weizmann Center for Integrative Archaeology and Anthropology, Weizmann Institut)

Introduction Ianir Milevski (Israel Antiquities Authority)

Lectures 9.45-11.15

First session Chair: Eliot Braun WF Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Centre de Recherche Français de Jérusalem)

The synchronization of Chalcolithic cultures in the southern Levant: the radiocarbon view – Elisabetta Boaretto (Max Planck-Weizmann Center for Integrative Archaeology and Anthropology, Weizmann Institute)

Early and late in the Ghassulian culture – Isaac Gilead (Archaeological Division, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

The stratigraphy and the chronology of the Late Chalcolithic period in the Galilee and the Golan – Dina Shalem (Institute for Galilean Archaeology, Kinneret College) & Nimrod Getzov(Israel Antiquities Authority)

11.15-11.45 Coffee break

11.45-13.15 Second session Chair: Eli Yannai (Israel Antiquities Authority) Radiometric dating and material culture of the Judean Desert caves: back to the « end of the Ghassulian culture » hypothesis? –  Uri Davidovich (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

The chronology of the Tall Hujayrat al-Ghuzlan and Tall al-Magass in Jordan and the Ghassulian Chalcolithic: Absolute chronology and material culture – Florian Klimscha (Deutsches Archaeologisches Institut, Eurasien Abteilung)

The herding revolution in the desert and the chronology of the Timnian culture – Steven A. Rosen (Archaeological Division, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) & Jacob Vardi (Israel Antiquities Authority)


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