"The Archaeology of Hallucinogenic Substances in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean" with Dr. David Ilan - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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"The Archaeology of Hallucinogenic Substances in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean" with Dr. David Ilan

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Join us on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm ET for "The Archaeology of Hallucinogenic Substances in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean" with David Ilan, Ph.D., Director, Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem. 

The texts of the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean Bronze and Iron Ages hint at the use of psychotropic substances ("hallucinogens") in religious and shamanistic rituals.  But the archaeological evidence for this is thin on the ground.  This talk will itemize the available hallucinogens and reexamine a series of artifacts that are believed to be related to the consumption of psychotropic substances.

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Questions? Contact Liza Sacks at lsacks@huc.edu.

 

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