Prof. Daniel Adler to discuss “Excavations in Armenia: Transitions from lower to middle Paleolithic (425,000 to 130,000 years ago)”

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.

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.  

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