News

Here are the latest news from the Globalkites Project

Forthcoming… in 2017

New fieldworks, material studies, conferences… In Jordan, Kazakhstan, and elsewhere!


December 2016

The Globalkites Project is very honored for having been awarded the First Prize of the Prix Clio 2016 (Paris, France)!
See details here (in French)"

September 2016

Kazakhstan: fieldwork in progress… Second expedition to the Ustyurt plateau!


Août 2016

Olivier Barge, of the Globalkites Project, speaks to National Geographic about kites in Kazakhstan. Read the NG article, and watch a very interesting video here


July 2016

Developing cooperation with the South Eastern Badia Archaeological Project (SEBAP, Jordan), directed by W. Abu-Azizeh and M. Tarawneh.
Fieldwork in the southern part of Jordan… Great results on kites excavations and contemporary dwelling structures!
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May 2016

Presentation of the Globalkites Project at the International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan, in Amman.
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April-May 2016

Our second fieldwork season in Jordan, in the Harrat al-Shaam “Black Desert”! This time we went at the eastern limits of the kites’ distribution in the area… Great discoveries in forthcoming publications!
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March 2016

Cooperation with the South Eastern Badia Archaeological Project (SEBAP, Jordan), directed by W. Abu-Azizeh and M. Tarawneh: study of lithic assemblages from kites and contemporary dwelling structures! Visit their website: https://sebapjordan.com/project/

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September 2015

Back to Armenia and the Aragats kites!
Excavations, and experimental dating techniques… more soon in published papers!
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June 2015

Starting a cooperation with the South Eastern Badia Archaeological Project (SEBAP, Jordan), directed by W. Abu-Azizeh and M. Tarawneh.
Fieldwork in the southern part of Jordan… Bit hot and dry in June, but great results!
June 2015   June 2015


March-April 2015

Intensive fieldwork season in Jordan!
Fieldwork in eastern Jordan, in the Harrat al-Shaam “Black Desert”!
March-April 2015   March-April 2015

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February-March 2015

Ready to leave for Saudi Arabia!
Great cooperation with CNRS team working at Dumat al-Jandal, directed by G. Charloux.
February-March 2015   February-March 2015