Ancestral stones workshop
Foundation Science Israel the of Workshop Research.
Save the Date: September 12 - 15, 2022.
Stones Ancestral: Reimagining the significance of stone from the Paleolithic to the Present.
The workshop will focus on:
- Integrating other ways of knowing and understanding the material world with human pasts, particularly regarding human-stone interactions, including stone technologies and its social/cosmologic/other significance;
- Stone quarrying, engagements with specific stones;
- Stones in special contexts in archaeology;
- Stone and symbolism;
- Gender issues and whatever else that might be relevant. We envision a workshop in which scholars will exchange ideas and bring new insights to the relationships between humans and stone creating inclusive histories to human past behavior and human cultural evolution.
Organizers: Ran Barkai & Kathryn Weedman Arthur