The Archaeology of Olive Oil

ACOR Proudly Presents: The Archaeology of olive oil: New Excavations at Khirbet Ghozlan within the Wadi Ar-Rayyan
October 30, 2019
Delivered by way of Dr. James Fraser

About the Lecture:

In the mid third millennium BCE, other folks deserted their fortified “urban” settlements and dispersed around the nation-state into small village websites. However, their rural way-of-life can have been extra advanced than historically understood. In specific, a number of small websites were recognized with huge enclosure partitions. Why protect such small settlements?

Khirbet Ghozlan within the Wadi ar-Rayyan is one such website. New excavations check the speculation that it served as a specialised olive processing middle that used to be enclosed to offer protection to seasonally-produced caches of oil. This lecture gifts contemporary discoveries together with a garage advanced, industrial manufacturing equipment and – most significantly – the microscopic botanical stays related to olive urgent.

About the Lecturer:

Dr. Jamie Fraser is Senior Curator on the Nicholson Museum (University of Sydney) and has labored on archaeological tasks in Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kashmir, Greece, Cambodia, and the Solomon Islands. His book Dolmens within the Levant used to be awarded the G. Ernest Wright Award on the 2018 ASOR annual assembly. He recently directs the Khirbet Ghozlan Excavation Project within the Wadi Rayyan.

Resources referenced all through the controversy come with:
“The Levantine Early Bronze Age” by way of Suzanne Richard (ACOR Lecture, 2016)

The ACOR Photo Archive Project

The ACOR Blog

Jordanian Poet ‘Arar (Mustafa Wahbi Tal) and his poem ‘Ashiyat Wadi Yabis

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