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Prof. Daniel Adler to discuss “Excavations in Armenia: Transitions from lower to middle Paleolithic

According to the Greenwich Sentinel, Professor Daniel Adler will present “Excavations in Armenia: Transitions from lower to middle Palaeolithic (425,000 to 130,000 years ago)” at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

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. Over 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 included 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.  

Professor Adler’s presentation is sponsored by the Archaeological Associates of Greenwich. Admission is free for AAG members, Bruce Museum members, and students with ID. Admission is $15 for the general public.

The Bruce Museum is located at 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830-7157.

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