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NEWSLETTER PCMA 2011

Pre- and Protohistory

Tell Qaramel (Syria)

Dates of work: 8 April–15 May 2011

Team:

Co-Directors: Assoc. Prof. Ryszard F. Mazurowski, archaeologist (Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw), Dr. Joussef Kanjou, anthropologist (DGAM Damascus, National Museum, Aleppo)

Archaeologists: : Qaies Abbout George (DGAM Damascus, National Museum Aleppo), Marcin Białowarczuk, Dr. Joanna Gawrońska, Artur Grabarek, Michał Przeździecki (all from the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw)

Archaeozoologists: Dr. Anna Gręzak (Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw)

Student-trainees: Edyta Ciosek, Paulina Gromadko, Igor Tarłowski (Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw), Manar Kerdy (Institute for Prehistory and Archaeological Science, Basel University)

Fieldwork was resumed at the foot of the southern slope of the tell, where Epipaleolithic, Protoneolithic, Pre-pottery Neolithic B levels were investigated. Several rounded houses were recorded, one of which may have served as more than a dwelling, as indicated by the ritual burials of two onagers in its immediate vicinity. In one trench, some badly damaged remains of Early Iron Age layers were also explored.

[Text: PAM]

Contact
R. Mazurowski: rfmazurowski@uw.edu.pl