Public Event: The First Charter of Human Rights? Cyrus the Great's Cylinder in Contemporary and Historical Perspective
Professor Potts specializes in the study of Iran, Mesopotamia and the Arabian Peninsula, as well as relations between these regions and their neighbors. Chronologically his work is wide-ranging - from the Neolithic to late antiquity, but his main focus is on the transition from pre-history to the Bronze Age in Mesopotamia and Iran, especially the 3rd millennium BCE. He has conducted field excavation projects in Iran, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. While at Dartmouth as a Montgomery Fellow, Professor Potts will teach Anthropology 12.2 The Archaeology of the Ancient Near East in the 10A.
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.