The Younger Dryas and the Origins of Agriculture – University of Copenhagen

This project examines the impact of the Younger Dryas climatic event on human societies in southwest Asia during the Late Epipalaeolithic period (c. 12,500 - 9,500 BCE), by studying its cultural, economic and environmental effects in the semi-arid to arid zone of the southern Levant. The project focuses on the study of the Shubeikha area in the Harra basalt desert of eastern Jordan.

About the Project

The 2012 Excavation Season