Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü  -  Nederlands Instituut in Turkije

21 Feb '24 Lecture

Beyond Local and Non-Local: Bioarchaeology, Mortuary Practices, and Multifaceted Identities at Tell Atchana, Alalakh

As part of the 2024 ARWA AAA Online Lectures Cycle “Anatolian Identities”, Tara Ingman (Anamed, Koç University) will present her research on mortuary practices and multifaceted identities at Tell Atchana, Alalakh.

Identity and its various facets – personal, social, cultural, etc. – have always been some of the most widely theorized topics in archaeology, and burials have been one of the key types of evidence in the search for ancient identity. An ever-expanding suite of bioarchaeological methods has opened up new perspectives and opportunities in reconstructing the lives of ancient individuals: can these reconstructions, then, lead us to better understandings of what constellations of identities individuals may have belonged to or claimed? Drawing particularly on isotopic and aDNA analyses, this presentation takes the diverse and well-studied burial record at Tell Atchana, Alalakh and examines how identity and its facets may – and may not – have been expressed in funerary practices at the site.

The lecture will be online. Please go to the meeting link below to attend the lecture. The lecture will be recorded and posted on ARWA's YouTube channel a few days later.

Date: 22 February 2024, Thursday
Time: 18.00 - 19.00 (Istanbul time)
Meeting Link: Here
Meeting ID: 864 5870 5675
Passcode: 102232