"The Return of Archaeology to the Early Mesopotamian Cities of Ur and Lagash" with Dr. Emily Hammer

Thursday, October 24, 2019 The event started -495 days ago

1:00 PM 2:20 PM

Wilson Hall

Room 168

Dr. Emily Hammer, University of Pennsylvania
"The Return of Archaeology to the Early Mesopotamian Cities of Ur and Lagash"

After several decades of closure to foreign researchers, the heartland of the world’s earliest cities in southern Iraq has reopened for archaeological expeditions. The long research hiatus has meant that the archaeology of this region missed out on the use of many digital technologies for generating, collecting, analyzing, and sharing archaeological data and research designs aimed at reconstructing more holistic pictures of early cities and their surrounding environments, with an emphasis on the lives of everyday city residents as well as elites. In this lecture, Hammer discuss her recent fieldwork in 2017 and 2019 at two of the most important early Mesopotamian cities, Ur (Tell al-Muqayyar) and Lagash (Tell al-Hiba).
Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the AIA - North Alabama Society.


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