Dr. Stephen Batiuk

"Exploring the Roots of the Vine: The History and Archaeology of the Earliest Wines"

Dr. Batiuk will be joining our Stanford AIA Chapter on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 8:00pm, Packard Building, Room 101
Reception to follow.
Lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Stephen Batiuk is currently a Research Associate in the Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations and the Archaeology Centre of the University of Toronto. With more than 20 years of fieldwork experience he has participated in over 12 different archaeological projects from CRM (Cultural Resource Management) work in Canada to projects in Ethiopia, Turkey, Israel, Romania, France and Georgia. His more recent publications and research are focused on understanding the origins of wine production in Transcaucasia (specifically Georgia) but perhaps more importantly, the spread of this early Georgian wine culture across the entire Near East and eventually the rest of the world. Dr. Batiuk brings a well developed skills in landscape and materials analysis, particularly ancient ceramics. (Bio from the Gadachrili Gora Regional Archaeological Project Expedition website)

For more information on Dr. Batiuk:

Dr. Batiuk's Papers in .pdf

"Unearthing a Forgotten Kingdom" an article by the Ottawa Citizen about Dr. Batiuk and his project
"Ghost of the Vine" National Geographic article about Dr. Batiuk's project