Online Lecture – "The site of Al-Qurainiyah: Topography and pottery assemblage of an early-Islamic coastal settlement on Failaka Island" – 23 November

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November, 23 – 3PM (Rome), 5PM (Kuwait)

As part of the webinar series Archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa from Late Antiquity to the Ottoman period, the Ifpo, the CEFREPA and Udine University are pleased to announce the second conference: 

"The site of Al-Qurainiyah: Topography and pottery assemblage of an early-Islamic coastal settlement on Failaka Island (Kuwait)"

by Andrea di Miceli (University of Perugia) and Elisia Laschi (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)

The conference aims to present the Kuwaiti-Italian archaeological project carried on in the site of Al-Qurainiyah on Failaka Island, were an early Islamic settlement was found. Building and a work shop has been investigated and a large amount of pottery has been collected during 10 years of work in the field. Ceramics from archaeological stratigraphy seem to indicate an occupation of the area as an harbour as early as the Late Hellenistic period, with an intensive and well-organized occupation between the end of seventh century and the beginning of the ninth century AD. This lecture aims to present the topography of the site and some preliminary results from the comprehensive analysis of all the finds excavated at the site of Qurainiyah between 2010 and the latest 2019 campaign. On this occasion we shall discuss the Early Islamic domestic –mainly ceramic– assemblage from the 8th and 9th century houses, stressing possible uses and provenance of pottery.

For more information:

https://www.ifporient.org/archaeology-mena-2/

For registration: 

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsdemurT8uGt0pMq3C9hhlo6ht8enLN7rs?_x_zm_rtaid=3a-ZJ6a8...