IAP PARTICIPATION IN THE 10th ICAANE, VIENNA - 25-29 MAY 2016
IAP researcher Anne Devillers attended the 10th ICAANE in Vienna. She presented a communication on “Images of domestication: context and interpretation”.
Abstract: A quantitative evaluation of images featuring animals on seals and sealings from the second half of the third millennium BCE in Upper Mesopotamia shows considerable differences between regions in several parameters, such as the prevalence of some domestic species over others or the ratio of domestic vs wild animals. Examination of how these specificities contribute to the understanding of seal production agency and use and the codes that govern their iconography.
The work carried out within the IAP at the RMAH was further represented by a poster for the team “Greater Mesopotamia, Reconstruction of its Environment and History”.