Climate, Landscape, Settlement and Society

Exploring Human-Environment Interaction in the Ancient Near East

The CLaSS Project is collaboration between Durham University, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, and University of Leeds, led by Dr. Dan Lawrence and funded by an ERC Starting Grant. The project investigates the relationship between climate fluctuations and the emergence of complex social and political formations over the last 8000 years across the Fertile Crescent region of the Near East, including: Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran.

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