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University Forum Lecture: Archaeology & Community

When

Oct. 25, 2012, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Office/Remote Location

Auditorium

Description

Join the College of Liberal Arts in the University Forum Lecture "From One Desert Society to Another: Archaeology and Community at Umm el-Jimal, Jordan and Springs Preserve, Las Vegas" a talk by Bert deVries, professor of History and Archaeology, Calvin College

The archaeological study at Umm el-Jimal has revealed a creative society in the semi-arid landscape of Roman to early Islamic Jordan. While these ancient Jordanians flourished due to clever water management, a contemporary community of Native Americans took similar advantage of sparse water supplies in Las Vegas’ Springs Preserve and its vicinity. This lecture compares how the presentation of these ancient sites enhances local heritage and serves the modern communities of Jordan and Nevada.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact information

Name: Phyllis Thompson
Office: Liberal Arts Dean's Office
Phone: 702-895-3401
E-mail: phyllis.thompson@unlv.edu

Event Sponsor

College of Liberal Arts and UNLV's Department of Anthropology & History