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Archaeology in a new age: Seeing our invisible pasts and future together
September 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
310 25th Ave. S.
Nashville, TN United States
Sponsored by: AIA Nashville Society & the Vanderbilt University Courses program
“Archaeology in a new age: Seeing our invisible pasts and future together”
Lecture by Sarah Parcak, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Vanderbilt Student Life Center, Board of Trust room (310 25th Ave. S.)
Parking is available at the 2525 West End garage.
This lecture will provide an overview of the exciting new field of “space archaeology”, which has helped archaeologists to discover thousands of previously unknown ancient remains across the globe. The potential for new sites is vast, leading some to suggest that we are in a golden age of archaeological discovery. This talk will discuss what is at stake for the field of archaeology, share new findings from Egypt and other locations, and also share what we can learn for our own futures by studying the scale of new information collected from above.
Following the lecture, Dr. Parcak will be available to sign copies of her new book, Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes our Past (Henry Holt and Co., 2019); books will be available to purchase onsite.
The lecture is supported by the Archaeological Institute of America, Nashville Society and by the Vanderbilt University Course program, an initiative from the Office of the Provost to support trans-institutional teaching and learning. The program brings together faculty from across campus to engage students in cross-college courses that promote creativity and innovation on subjects that span different disciplines.