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Introduction sequence to the graphic novel (graphic: Konrad Nuka Godtfredsen)


To make Danish Near Eastern Neolithic research and the research results of Shkarat Msaied more visible and accessible to a wider (younger) audience the Danish Ministry for Education and Research  and the Danish Institute in Damascus are supporting our initivate to produce a graphic novel and a travelling exhibition based on our research . The graphic sequences will be produced by the Award-winning artist Konrad Nuka Godtfredsen in close cooperation with the excavation team. The storyline was developed and written by Moritz Kinzel together with Bo Dahl Hermansen and Mette Bangsborg Thuesen with input by the relevant experts in the team.

The story will be centred around results from Shkarat Msaied and deals with with the daily life as well as mortuary practices during  the (Pre-Pottery) Neolithic. The graphic sequences by Konrad Nuka Godtfredsen will help to illustrate the results in a very accessible way and will contribute to a wider perception of the Danish contribution to Near eastern Neolithic research. As these graphic sequences are meant to become an integrated part of the final publication of the archaeological project, we see this project as a case study for the future use of graphic novel sequences in archaeological reporting.

Animated sequences of the graphic novel are planned to be avaialible via this webpage in future as well.

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Neolithic dancing scene (Graphic: N. Godtfredsen)

Konrad Nuka Godtfredsen working on the illustrations, March 2018

The village of Shkarat Msaied drawn by Nuka Godtfredsen, 2015

Setting the regional context: Diana Kirkbride's survey maps enter the story (Drawings by Konrad Nuka Godtfredsen 2018)

Neolithic sites in the region and D. Kirkbride's maps...(Drawing: Konrad Nuka Godtfredsen 2018)

Neolithic Shkarat Msaied: Maintenance activities and archaeologists talking (Drawing: Konrad Nuka Godtfredsen 2018)
Neolithic people returning to Shkarat Msaied (Drawing: Konrad Nuka Godtfredsen 2018)

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