Have you ever wondered what you can do with your CNERS degree? Are you thinking about what options are out there for you after graduation? Come join us for our Alumni Night where we will be hosting a Q&A panel with some awesome CNERS alumni, chosen from all the streams! Feel free to bring questions […]
My lecture reviews recent excavations at Bronze Age sites in East Crete supported by the Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete (INSTAP SCEC), paying particular attention to new evidence for craft production. Interestingly enough, the finished goods are not the pots, the metal tools, and stone vases that we typically associate with […]
Using biblical and archaeological evidence, Dr. Sonia examines the intersection of birth and death ritual in Israelite religion, particularly the argument that Israelite burial evokes imagery of gestation and childbirth.
In privileging the material, scientific, observable world over the spiritual, experiential, and unquantifiable aspects of archaeological sites, ancient peoples, and artifacts, archaeological practice demonstrates that it is solidly grounded in Western ways of categorizing, knowing, and interpreting the world. Sonya Atalay, “Indigenous Archaeology as Decolonizing Practice” In recent years, Humanities and Social Science departments in […]
From the time when writing was invented in Mesopotamia until over 3000 years later when the last wedge was pressed into clay, scribes were trained to read and write cuneiform. To master this extremely complex, non-alphabetic writing system consisting of hundreds of signs with multiple pronunciations and meanings, students copied thematic word lists, proverb collections, […]
All human settlements require water for drinking, making things, for religious/spiritual purposes, and for transportation. However, water is far from a passive actor in this relationship, often pushing back with floods, hiding during droughts, and sometimes acting in cooperation. At the same time, the needs and wants of the human cultures that interacted with water […]
Cannae was the greatest battle of the ancient Greco-Roman world. In The Allure of Battle, the military historian Cathal Nolan has written of the dangerous illusion cast by Cannae, from antiquity right up through the Schlieffen plan of World War One. This paper examines how the Roman poet Silius Italicus represents Cannae in his epic […]
This lecture discusses the results of the last few seasons of investigations by the Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments (KAMBE) Project. This collaboration among UBC, Cornell University and the University of Chicago is investigating the relationship between urbanism and social change on Late Bronze Age Cyprus (c. 1650-1100 BCE). We’ll focus mainly on the UBC […]