Leore Grosman

Date: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 -
19:00 to 20:00
Location: 
Αμφιθέατρο “Ι. Δρακόπουλος” Κεντρικό κτήριο Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών, Πανεπιστημίου 30
Event Description: 

Leore Grosman, καθηγήτρια Εβραϊκού Πανεπιστημίου Ιεροσολύμων, The Natufian culture: the harbinger of food-producing societies

The Near East in general and the ‘Levantine Corridor’
unique transition from hunter-gatherer to agricultural village
cal BP) is recognized as the harbinger of food-producing
characterized by remarkable changes in subsistence,
practice. These changes were central to the transformation
agricultural communities.
Current talk will focus on the dynamics during the
Palaeolithic and the Neolithic ways of life, to zoom onto
activities and changing sets of beliefs of the Terminal
entirely new way of life, different from those of any society
New evidence from two very Late Natufian sites in Israel
Tachtit, and the residential village of Nahal Ein Gev II
in particular provide archaeological evidence for the
societies. The Natufian culture (15,000–11,500
cultures in the southern Levant. This culture is
settlement, technology, social structure, and ritual
from Epipalaeolithic hunter-gatherer to Neolithic
time of the cultural ‘cross-roads’ between the
the very end of the Natufian culture. To follow the
Palaeolithic population that paved the way to an
of hunter-gatherers.
will be presented —the burial cave of Hilazon
in close proximity to the Sea of Galilee.