FOA Webinar- Insights from the Bioarchaeology of Nubia Expedition with Brenda Baker

Sep 29, 2022 06:00pm -
Sep 29, 2022 07:15pm

Event Description

Friends of ASOR present the next webinar in our monthly series on September 29, 2022 at 6:00 pm EDT, featuring Prof. Brenda J. Baker. The Bioarchaeology of Nubia Expedition (BONE) project area encompasses nearly 100 square meters on the north bank of the Nile River between the fourth and fifth cataracts in northern Sudan. More than 200 sites from the Earlier (more than 250,000 years ago) Stone Age through the Christian period (c. 550-1400 CE) have been documented. Sites include areas of habitation, rock art and gongs, a fort, and cemeteries. Excavated cemeteries consist of clusters of Kerma period graves (c. 2500-1500 BCE) and a large late Meroitic to Christian period cemetery (used c. 200-1400 CE) with burials of more than 100 individuals. 

Recent research includes evaluation of evidence that graves were often re-entered within memory of a person’s death to retrieve heirlooms rather than looted without regard for the deceased. Inclusion of imported grave goods reveals integration into far-flung trade networks through time and biogeochemical analyses of tooth enamel show that people during the Kerma period were highly mobile. Spatial and social organization of cemeteries, and distinct characteristics marked during life (e.g., purposeful removal of teeth) or death (e.g., burial with particular items) illuminate aspects of ancient Nubian identity and mortuary behavior. 

Join Dr. Baker as she examines the individuals buried in these cemeteries to reveal little known aspects of the lived experiences of the past people who inhabited this area of ancient Sudan. Please be aware that images of human remains will be shown during this lecture. The webinar will conclude with a live Q&A session.

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Event Type:Webinar
Category:Educational Seminar
Early registration ends on Sep 02, 2022.
Regular registration starts on Sep 03, 2022 and ends on Sep 29, 2022.
Late registration starts on Sep 30, 2022.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


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