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Lecture on Animal Lives at Petra with Kathryn Grossman, NCSU


Highsmith Student Union, Mountain Suites (225/226)

February 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

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The ancient city of Petra, located in Jordan, is renowned for its monumental tombs and sacred structures. However, recent excavations have unveiled a previously unseen aspect of life in Petra – the complex relationships between humans and animals. In this lecture presented by Dr. Kathryn Grossman, an assistant professor of anthropology at North Carolina State University, she will discuss the fascinating realm of human-animal relationships within this famous site and explore the complexities of a multispecies community in this arid environment, shedding light on how the lives of humans and animals were intricately intertwined in meaningful ways.


About Kathryn Grossman: Dr. Kathryn Grossman is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at North Carolina State University and the director of the Makounta-Voules Archaeological Project. She is an archaeologist and zooarchaeologist, and her primary regions of focus are Southwest Asia and the eastern Mediterranean. Her current research focuses on resistance to state-making, the biographies of early cities, and human/non-human animal relationships in early complex societies.


This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History and the Archaeological Institute of America.


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February 29
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm


Department of Art and Art History
Archaeological Institute of America


Highsmith Student Union, Mountain Suites (225/226)