Sponsored by: Bowers Museum
Thomas E. Levy, PhD, will present the latest in Marine Archaeology and a new exploration. He will focus on the use of the latest cyber technology to save the past for our future. Dr. Levy is a recent recipient of an honorary doctorate from Charles University, Prague.
3 – 4 PM – Reception in the Huang Sculpture Garden. Meet, mingle, and congratulate Dr. Levy
New Approaches to Marine Archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean
The oceans and seas are the last great frontier for archaeological exploration. Submerged towns in the eastern Mediterranean provide the perfect context for studying climate, environmental and social change over the past 30,000 years. This lecture highlights recent discoveries and research by the new UC San Diego Scripps Center of Marine Archaeology in Greece and Israel that form the basis for exciting new research using the latest technology.
Thomas Evan Levy, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and holder of the Norma Kershaw Chair in the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Lands, University of California, San Diego. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Levy is a Levantine field archaeologist with interests in how early mining and metallurgy influences social evolution. He has received an honorary doctorate from Charles University in the Czech Republic and is adjunct professor at the University of Cyprus. Tom is Co-Director of the new UC San Diego Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology at UC San Diego and Director of the Center for Cyber-Archaeology and Sustainability.