University of California San Diego anthropology professor Thomas E. Levy is back in San Diego after participating in the fourth International Conference on Dialogue of Civilizations, held in Ahmedabad, India and co-organized by the National Geographic Society, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and India’s Ministry of Culture.
La Jolla Light writer Will Bowen reports on the creation of the Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology (SCMA), now co-directed by UC San Diego archaeologist Tom Levy and Scripps Institution of Oceanography professor John Hildebrand. Also interviewed for the articles are UC San Diego professors Isabel Rivera-Collazo and Jade d'Alpoim Guedes (pictured), both of whom have joint faculty appointments in Anthropology and Scripps Oceanography.
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.
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).
Lecture Series - Marine and Environmental Archaeology at Tel Dor, IsraelMay 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.
Town HallSpring 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.