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Friday, January 21, 2011

Sue Alcock From Brown University Discusses Petra at University of Texas

As stated by the University of Texas 'Archaeologist Susan Alcock will deliver a talk titled "Putting Petra in Landscape Mode: Alternative Archaeologies at a World Wonder," as part of the fourth annual William J. Battle Lecture Series. Alcock, director of Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, is Joukowsky family professor in archaeology and professor of classics at Brown University. An engaging speaker, she has worked at and published on many areas of the ancient world. Her most recent project is a survey conducted at the World Wonder site of Petra in Jordan. There will be a short reception after the talk (Held on January 21, 4-5pm, Mezes 1.306).'

Sue Alcock Biography

Sue Alcock attended Yale and University of Cambridge, focusing on the field of classical archaeology. Much of her research to date has revolved around themes of landscape, imperialism, sacred space, and memory. Her fieldwork has, until recently, taken the form of regional investigations in Greece, but she is now involved with the Vorotan Project, an international collaborative effort in southern Armenia.

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