A.I.A. Jacksonville: Learn About Archaeology in the Holy Land

 Public Service Announcement

Learn About Archaeology in the Holy Land

The Archaeological Institute of America–Jacksonville Society will meet on Nov. 8 to hear a lecture by Dr. Morag Kersel, an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at DePaul University. This month’s lecture is one of the special Kershaw Lectures in Near East Archaeology sponsored by AIA. Dr. Kersel’s lecture is titled “Mission Impossible? Tracking the Lives of Early Bronze Age Pots from the Dead Sea Plain, Jordon.”

Early Bronze Age (3600-2000 BCE) artifacts from the Dead Sea Plain have long held a fascination for locals, pilgrims, and tourists. Demand for objects from the Holy Land has resulted in decades of illegal excavation and destruction of the archaeological landscape. Dr. Kersel will discuss how artifacts go from the ground to the consumer using archaeological evidence, documents, interviews, and aerial surveys using unmanned aerial vehicles. She will explain valuable clues from the past and present that enhance knowledge of Early Bronze Age society.

The lecture takes place at noon in Room 1205, Building 51 at the University of North Florida and is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be served afterwards. On Saturday, parking is free and faculty/staff/vendor spaces are available to everyone.

For more information, contact Melva Price at (904)241-9411 or aiajaxsoc@gmail.com.

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About The Beaches Museum & History Park

Beaches Museum & History Park is operated by the Beaches Area Historical Society at Pablo Historical Park, Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

The mission of the Beaches Area Historical Society is to nurture civic pride for the distinct history of the Beaches, while providing education, information and entertainment for those who live, work and vacation in our communities.

The Beaches Museum & History Park is located at 381 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville Beach. To Learn more about the Beaches Museum & History Park, please visit our website at www.BeachesMuseum.org

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