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LIR Event “Learning History from the Bones of the Ukraine”

September 27, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Join Professor Jordan Karsten as he discusses how the Tripolyte (4900-2700 calBC) are unique among the Neolithic European archaeological cultures.
They were some of the earliest farmers in the region, constructed the largest settlements in
prehistoric Europe, and are well known for their high quality ceramics. However, until recently, no
human burials associated with the Tripolyte had been discovered, limiting our knowledge of this
important culture. In this presentation I discuss the results of my research at the site of Verteba
Cave, Ukraine, where excavations have produced the first cemetery associated with the Tripolyte.
The excavated skeletal material has been subjected to ancient DNA analysis to reconstruct the
population historic Europe, while the recovered skulls have yielded evidence for violent trauma,
suggesting that organized warfare occurred deep in European prehistory.

Details

Date:
September 27, 2016
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Sage 1216
United States

Organizer

UW Oshkosh Alumni Relations
Phone:
(920) 424-3449
Email:
alumni@uwosh.edu
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