Archaeology archaeology

 

Three Thursdays • 2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. • Mackey Auditorium

Instructor : Bonnie Shirley         Coordinator : Rich Eaton

 

Topic and Date

Description

Aerial Archaeology

September 13

The use of airplanes, drones, remote sensing and satellites is leading to the rapid expansion and illumination of archaeological knowledge. By seeing through the forest canopy or catching oblique shadows of faint outlines in the soil, aerial archaeology is changing the views of the past.

Underwater Archaeology

October 11

Past lives once hidden from sight, lost cities, lost civilizations, remains of prior modern wars, the true age of lost settlements and civilizations: this specialized area expands our understanding of the past.

The Future of Archaeology

November 8

Is there a future in studying the past? Does archaeology hold any interest for contemporary people? Will intimate knowledge of the past help us with the future?