Brokering Boundaries and Creating Culture
In the highly connected world that we live in today, interactions play an important part in every aspect of our lives. However, the importance of interactions is not a modern phenomenon, and by investigating interactions in the past, it is possible for archaeologists to reconstruct the active role that people played in the creation of their own social identities. Since 2013, Dr. Riebe has directed the "Prehistoric Interactions on the Plain Project" (PIPP) in Southeastern Hungary and has investigated how different multi-scalar interactions and various degrees of connectivity resulted in socio-cultural differentiation during the Late Neolithic (5,000-4,500 BCE) on the Great Hungarian Plain. This lecture presents the results of PIPP's recent research to illustrate how critical interactions were and continue to be in the creation of human culture.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
TIME: 7:00 - 9:00PM
WHERE: Simone's Bar, 960 W. 18th St., Chicago 60608 (Pilsen)
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