IAP PARTICIPATION IN THE 10th ICAANE, VIENNA –
25-29 MAY 2016

IAP researcher Anne Devillers attended the 10th ICAANE in
Vienna. She presented a communication on “Images of domestication: context and
interpretation”.

Abstract: A quantitative evaluation of images
featuring animals on seals and sealings from the second half of the third
millennium BCE in Upper Mesopotamia shows considerable differences between
regions in several parameters, such as the prevalence of some domestic species
over others or the ratio of domestic vs wild animals. Examination of how these
specificities contribute to the understanding of seal production agency and use
and the codes that govern their iconography.

The work carried out within the IAP at the RMAH was further
represented by a poster for the team “Greater Mesopotamia, Reconstruction of
its Environment and History”.