Dr Faccia will give a brief presentation on the El-Hemmeh Project (located in the Wadi Hasa, Jordan).
Research at el-Hemmeh is primarily focused on examining the transition from hunting and gathering to food production, investigating how dead were used to maintain community in early Neolithic societies.
- Fernanda Cortes is Medesthai's first young STEAM Ambassador. She is a ceramist and product designer, with a MA in Ceramics & Glass from the Royal College of Art, and BA in Product Design from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She approached ceramics from various angles ranging from industrial design, where mass production and hard structures come into play, to art, where she has the freedom to explore ideas and emotions.
- Kathleen Faccia is a member of Medesthai's advisory council. She is an archaeologist and burgeoning designer, with a special interest in archaeology and human osteology. Her research has focused on better understanding the health and culture of Mesolithic and early Neolithic groups, with fieldwork undertaken in Russia (Siberia), the Baltics, East Africa, and Jordan.