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Italian-Ethiopian Conference "Human Evolution and Archeology. New research activities of the University of Rome La Sapienza in Ethiopia"



Italian-Ethiopian Conference

The Italo-Ethiopian conference is organized in collaboration with the ARCCH – Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Addis Ababa University, as part of the agreement between the ICC and the University of Rome La Sapienza, the first university for studies classics and the ancient world.
Since 2016, the University of Rome La Sapienza has been carrying out a research project focused on the origins of Homo sapiens and modern human behavior.
In particular, during the conference its participants will present the research activities carried out in Ethiopia by the Italian archaeological Mission in Gotera (Southern Ethiopia). We will discuss about the results obtained and future perspectives together with the main local institutions in the field of the research and conservation of the archaeological heritage in Ethiopia.

Takele Mired, Director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies
Worku Derara Mengenassa, Chairman of the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Management, Addis Ababa University
Enza Elena Spinapolice, Sapienza University of Rome
Marianna Fusco, Sapienza University of Rome, University Rovira i Virgili, Istitut Català de Paleoecologia i evoluciò social (IPHES)
Caterina Aureli, Sapienza University of Rome
Seminew Asrat, ACCRH – Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (Addis Ababa), Sapienza University of Rome
Yeabsira Kebede, Addis Ababa University
Francesco Bucci Casari, Sapienza University of Rome
Stefano Mercurio, Sapienza University of Rome
Amesias Alemu, Addis Ababa University
Endris Hussien, Addis Ababa University

Titles of the reports:
- Homo sapiens behaviour and adaptation in East Africa: The Italian Archaeological Mission in southern Ethiopia (Enza E. Spinapolice)
- The Early Stone Age (ESA) and its potential contribution to research in southern Ethiopia (Stefano Mercurio & Francesco Bucci Casari)
- Technological analysis of the Denen Dora Acheulean lithic assemblages from Hadar, Ethiopia (Yeabsira Kebede)
- The analysis of Gotera area: new evidence for the Ethiopian Middle Stone Age (Marianna Fusco)
- The relationship between humans and environment during the MIS3: a look at the faunal remains from GOT10 site, Southern Ethiopia (Caterina Aureli)
- The application of stable isotopes for hominin paleoenvironment and paleoclimate reconstruction: evidence from the MSA site of Gotera, Southern Ethiopia (Seminew Asrat)
- Ethnoarchaeological and archaeobotanical study of wild edible plants in Konso zone, southern Ethiopia (Amesias Alemu)
- An Investigation of the Archaeobotanical Remains from the site of Harlaa, eastern Ethiopia (Mid. 6th-15th centuries AD) (Endris Hussien)


Date: Thursday, July 28, 2022

Time: From 2:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Organized by : IIC, Università di Roma La Sapienza

In collaboration with : Amb. d’Italia, ARCCH, Uni. A.A, IES

Entrance : Free


Institute of Ethiopian Studies-Sidist Kilo Campus