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The first settled society in human history with Reuven Yeshurun - Live and via Zoom

Monday, 23 January 2023 at 19:30

Mercaz Hadarim, Reali School, , Kiryat Sefer 25, Haifa

ESRA members NIS 35 | Non-members NIS 50

ESRA Haifa Branch

NYC 12:30 | UK 17:30 | SA 19:30

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Throughout most of their existence, humans had been hunter-gatherers who lived in small groups and constantly moved around the landscape. This way of life changed dramatically 15,000 years ago in Israel, when some of these groups began to settle down and established the first villages. The talk will present this unique pre-agricultural society, dubbed “the Natufian Culture” by the archaeologists, and the subsistence, technology and social innovations that enabled them to stay together.

Professor Reuven Yeshurun is Chair of the Department of Archaeology, the University of Haifa. He is an archaeologist interested in the Paleolithic Period (the old stone age), ancient human ecology, the evolution of hunting and early sedentism. He studies the first settled societies of the Near East, with special focus on the Natufian Culture. Additionally, he uses zoo-archaeological methods (i.e., studying the fossil animal bones found in prehistoric camps) to investigate past human subsistence and ecology.

The time of the event refers to Israel Local Time.
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Registration: Click on the register link above or contact the Booking Office at 09-9508371 (ext 2).
If you have registered for the zoom option, an invitation will be sent to your email address once your payment has been processed.
A recording will be available for those who register and are unable to attend.

Proceeds support ESRA Education and Welfare Community projects to strengthen Israeli society. Read more

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