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Food storage in the late fifth, fourth and third millennia BC in the Northern Fertile Crescent

Project description

Northern Fertile Crescent: the role of food storage in complex societies

The Fertile Crescent is known as the cradle of civilisation as it was home to a number of innovations such as agriculture. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the FoodStore project will focus on the Northern Fertile Crescent (today western Syria, south-eastern Turkey and northern Iraq) to examine food storage systems in the late fifth, fourth and third millennia BC. This was a time when complex societies emerged, and food storage was a key part of their prosperity. Project work will lead to an interdisciplinary framework to tackle issues connected to food preservation. Moreover, it will help enhance the relevance of archaeology to support traditional rural heritage and food management practices.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Net EU contribution
€ 265 099,20
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data

Partners (1)

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Net EU contribution
No data
Address
Franklin Street 1111 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
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