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CSSH: “The CRANE Project: Large-Scale Data Analysis and the Reconstruction of Human-Environment Interaction in the Ancient Near East” by Timothy P. Harrison on 11 November

Author: CSSH

 

“The CRANE Project: Large-Scale Data Analysis and the Reconstruction of Human-Environment Interaction in the Ancient Near East”
The rapid proliferation of digital data in Near Eastern Archaeology has created an unprecedented opportunity to create collaborative research initiatives with the capacity to investigate complex questions such as the long term impacts of climate change and anthropogenic activity at finely-grained and localized scales of analysis within discrete sub-regions of the ancient Near East. The CRANE (Computational Research on the Ancient Near East) Project is a multidisciplinary consortium of archaeologists, climate and paleoenvironmental scientists, and computer scientists that seeks to facilitate such a collaborative research environment. CRANE 1.0 focused on the Orontes Watershed, a cohesive geographical unit, and region uniquely situated as a cultural microcosm of the ancient Near East, as an initial operational test case. The success of this initial partnership has positioned CRANE 2.0 to facilitate more systematic investigations of the complex interplay between human communities and their environment in the Eastern Mediterranean and broader Middle East. This presentation will provide an overview of the ongoing collaborative projects initiated by CRANE to date, with the aim of demonstrating the research potential and utility of its collaborative approach.
 
You are invited to the lecture is organized by ARHA department! This lecture will be held by Timothy P. Harrison from the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto.
 

“The CRANE Project: Large-Scale Data Analysis and the Reconstruction of Human-Environment Interaction in the Ancient Near East”

 
The rapid proliferation of digital data in Near Eastern Archaeology has created an unprecedented opportunity to create collaborative research initiatives with the capacity to investigate complex questions such as the long term impacts of climate change and anthropogenic activity at finely-grained and localized scales of analysis within discrete sub-regions of the ancient Near East. The CRANE (Computational Research on the Ancient Near East) Project is a multidisciplinary consortium of archaeologists, climate and paleoenvironmental scientists, and computer scientists that seeks to facilitate such a collaborative research environment. CRANE 1.0 focused on the Orontes Watershed, a cohesive geographical unit, and region uniquely situated as a cultural microcosm of the ancient Near East, as an initial operational test case. The success of this initial partnership has positioned CRANE 2.0 to facilitate more systematic investigations of the complex interplay between human communities and their environment in the Eastern Mediterranean and broader Middle East. This presentation will provide an overview of the ongoing collaborative projects initiated by CRANE to date, with the aim of demonstrating the research potential and utility of its collaborative approach.
 
You are invited to the lecture is organized by ARHA department! This lecture will be held by Timothy P. Harrison from the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto.

 

Location: SOS Z21

Date: November 11, Monday /  16:00-17:30