View towards Dispilio, Lake Orestias (photo: Amy Bogaard)
Abstract: The climate and biodiversity crises are prompting new conversations about the archive of human experience we can draw upon to address them. Archaeology in Greece offers a deep time perspective on key topics such as land use, together with related research on the ecological and social contingencies that shape farming regimes and culinary practices in the past and present. In this talk I draw upon case studies from Greece and other parts of Europe to illustrate archaeology’s rich potential and contributions in a broader context of ‘eco-cultural’ heritage as an emerging cross-disciplinary field.
Bio: Prof. Amy Bogaard is the Professor of European Archaeology in the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford. Her research focus is early farming practice and its social and ecological implications. She is also interested in how insights about food and farming from the deep past can inform current discussion of future food security in the context of the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis.
UPDATE 17/11/23: due to staff sickness, this lecture will no longer take place in-person, and will be ONLINE ONLY.
Online only lecture, 17:00 (UK) / 19:00 (Greece)
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