Lectures & Events

Uncovering the ancient Cycladic Culture: Part 1: Early Cycladic periods (3100—2300 BCE)

with Dr Christopher A. Tuttle
27 Aug 2024
Event: Free Online Lecture
Duration: 1 hour
Start time: 5.00 PM AEST

Uncovering the ancient Cycladic Culture: Part 1. Early Cycladic periods (3100-2300 BCE)‘ by Dr Christopher A. Tuttle

A fascinating and mysterious culture developed during the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age periods on the Cyclades islands in the central Aegean Sea. Known today only as the Cycladic Culture, these people became skilled artisans, shipwrights, and traders who deftly used the natural resources of their islands to thrive and develop one of the earliest complex societies in the region.  In this lecture, we will focus on the origins and early developmental period of the Cycladic Culture through various lenses, such as their geographical context, social practices, and artefacts.

Early Cycladic II, Marble Spouted Bowl (Metropolitan Museum of Art 2001.766, Public Domain)
Early Cycladic II, Marble Female Figure (Metropolitan Museum of Art 68.148, Public Domain)

Dr Christopher A. Tuttle is an archaeologist studying the Hellenistic and Roman periods in the Eastern Mediterranean. Former Associate Director at ACOR in Jordan and former Executive Director of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. He holds a BA in Classical and Medieval Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a PhD from the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University. He joined ASA as Academic and Outreach Coordinator in 2023.

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Date: 27 Aug 2024
Duration: 1 hour
Start Time: 5.00 PM AEST