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From the adoption of agriculture to the current landscape: long-term interaction between men and environment in the east mediterranean basin

Objective

The project aims at understanding the environmental and social context in which the agriculture emerged and evolved, from the first settlements until modern times , based on historical sources and archaeological remains . This understanding is essential for interpreting the ongoing dilemmas and conflicts , whether political, social, economic or cultural, that are shaping the contemporary developmental processes in the region. We will aim to integrate archaeological and environmental information into a diachronic approach based on the compilation and subsequent comparison of available data from two periods : beginning of agriculture and present time. The project will focus on the study of several archaeological sites in Turkey and Syria dated at the beginning of agriculture as well as the region surrounding these sites . All this information will be used to implement a Geographic Information System (GIS) database.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA
Address
Campus De La Uab, Edifici B
08193 Bellaterra
Spain

Participants (4)

DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF ANTIQUITIES AND MUSEUMS
Syria
Address
Qasr El-heir Road
20 Damascus
NORM ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES AND TRADE LIMITED
Turkey
Address
Ikinoi Orfa Sok. Pala Apt 60/2
81060 Erenkoy - Istanbul
UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA
Spain
Address
44,Avda Rovira Roure 191
25198 Lleida
UNIVERSITE LUMIERE LYON 2
France
Address
Maison De L'orient Mediterraneen Jean Pouilloux -
69007 Lyon