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Bronze Age Beer conference

May 30, 2012

The British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology conference is being held at Manchester the weekend of 8-10 June. The conference begins with a free public lecture at 6pm Friday evening in the Arts Lecture Theatre, Samuel Alexander Building, to be followed by a reception.

Professor Bill Finlayson (Director, Council for British Research in the Levant) will present: ‘People like us? The transformation to settled farming societies in Jordan 10,000 years ago’.

The conference will run all weekend in the Kanaris Lecture Theatre at the Manchester Museum with papers on Near Eastern archaeology ranging from the Neolithic to the Islamic period, from Cyprus to Iran, presented by academics and postgraduate students, mainly from UK universities. Interested members of the public are invited to attend for a small registration fee (£65 waged, £30 unwaged).

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Photo caption: Courtyard with malting kiln for making beer from Kissonerga-Skalia on Cyprus. One of the papers, presented by Lindy Crewe of the Manchester Museum, will be on Bronze Age beer production.

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