“Excavations in Armenia: Transitions from lower to middle Paleolithic (425,000 to 130,000 years ago)” will be the subject of Professor Daniel Adler on Thursday, Sept. 17, 8 p.m., at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich.
Sponsored by the Archaeological Associates of Greenwich (the AAG), the lecture is free to AAG, Bruce Museum members, students with ID and $15 to the public.
The late Middle Pleistocene was a period of profound biological and behavioral change among ancient humans. University of Connecticut Professor Adler has been working at Nor Geghi 1 within the Hrazdan Gorge, north of Yerevan, for several years. More than 3,000 obsidian artifacts have been excavated with significant results that he will discuss at the AAG meeting.
Professor Adler has been a director of a number of Paleolithic excavations in
Eurasia for 20 years. His graduate studies include Harvard and Germany’s University of Tubingen. Excavations at Nor Geghi 1 and other ancient sites in Armenia are conducted in tandem with an archaeological field school run through UConn’s Office of Study Abroad.