Yorke Rowan

“Tracking the Small Things: Late Neolithic Material Culture of the Black Desert”

National Endowment for the Humanities Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2022 – 2023

University of Chicago
Research Associate Professor

Yorke Rowan is an anthropological archaeologist and Research Associate Professor at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. He focuses on later prehistory (Late Neolithic, Chalcolithic, and Early Bronze), with thematic research interests in death, prehistoric ritual performance, and material objects mediating these human actions. His most recent publications include The Social Archaeology of the Levant: From Prehistory to Present (2019, Cambridge Press, co-edited with A. Yasur-Landau and E. Cline), and “The Black Desert Drone Survey: New Perspectives on an Ancient Landscape” in the journal Remote Sensing (2022) with A.C. Hill. He co-directs the Kites in Context and Eastern Badia Archaeological Projects, two projects in the Black Desert of Jordan.

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