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UC San Diego Library Publishes Q&A with Cyber-Archaeology Pioneer Tom Levy

June 8, 2017

Thomas E. Levy, a Distinguished Professor in the UC San Diego Department of Anthropology and holder of the Norma Kershaw Chair in the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Lands, is a Levantine field archaeologist, and directs the UC San Diego Levantine and Cyber-Archaeology Laboratory.

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UC San Diego Launches Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology

June 1, 2017

Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Department of Anthropology have recently joined efforts within the University of California San Diego to launch the Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology (SCMA).

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Lecture Series - Marine and Environmental Archaeology at Tel Dor, Israel

May 1, 2017

Speaker: Dr. Assaf Yasur-Landau, Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology, Department of Maritime Civilizations, University of Haifa (Israel), and Visiting Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, UC San Diego (Spring 2017)
Abstract: The speaker will discuss marine and environmental archaeology at Israel’s Tel Dor excavation site, focusing on development of the project, problems and constraints.

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Dr. Assaf Yasur-Landau will be a visiting distinguished professor at UC San Diego in spring 2017, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on marine archaeology in Biblical seas. In the Anthropology Department, he will teach the spring course in ANTH 265 and ANAR 165. Professor Yasur is the Head of the Department of Maritime Civilizations and the Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies in the Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences at the University of Haifa. . He graduated in archaeology from Tel Aviv University and did postdoctoral studies at Harvard University. Dr. Yasur’s main research interests are the ties between the Aegean and the Levant, maritime trade, coastal survey and Canaanites and Phoenician culture. Current research projects include the Tel Kabri excavations project and the Tel Achziv coastal exploration and publication project.

Town Hall

Spring 2017 / TBD

A Town Hall is tentatively scheduled for Spring 2017 (date to be announced). The SCMA, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UC San Diego Department of Anthropology will organize the meeting for the broader campus community to identify specialists from a variety of fields who may want to collaborate on current or future projects in marine archaeology. This Town Hall will also seek input on the center’s statement of purpose, mission and vision, goals and objectives, and ultimately the adoption of a work plan for the three-year period from 2017 through 2019.