Archaeology and Culture of the Ancient Near East News

Noted Archaeologist to speak Oct. 20-21

Lycoming College will host archaeologist, Dr. Nicholas Carter, for two lectures on Maya archaeology, Oct. 20-21. Carter will present “Boxers, Scribes, Kings, and Queens: Bringing Life to the Maya Royal Court” on Monday Oct. 20 from 8:00 – 9:30 p.m., in room G-11 of the Heim building and “One Day, Son, This Will All Be Yours: Managing Royal Succession on the Eve of the Maya Collapse” on Tuesday Oct. 21. 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., in the Academic Center, room C-303. Both events are free and open to the public.

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Biology professor receives $1,000 paleontology grant

Lycoming College assistant professor of biology, David Broussard, Ph.D., received a $1,000 grant from the Delaware Valley Paleontological Society to support his efforts at Red Hill, a 360 million-year-old fossil site in Clinton County, as well as his work at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. With the grant, Broussard hopes to gain a better understanding of the paleoecology of Red Hill by quantifying variation in species diversity as well as size of the fossil vertebrates.

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Senior lands full-time internship

Stephanie Bowen, a senior archaeology and American studies major at Lycoming College, will begin the Barbara Holley Internship at Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library after she graduates in May.

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Students tackle law with documentary

Two Lycoming College students are working on the documentary film, Just Below Your Feet, to investigate the status of cultural resource management in the state.

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Professor presents archaeology paper

Lycoming College professor of archaeology and Judaic studies, Dr. Pamela Gaber, recently presented a paper at the Archaeological Institute of America's annual meeting Jan. 3-6 in Seattle, Wash. She also was a visiting lecturer in January at the University of California Los Angeles' Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.

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Archaeology professor featured in ABC series

Lycoming College's Dr. William Dever, distinguished visiting professor of archaeology, was a featured scholar in "Back to the Beginning," a two-part series that aired on ABC Dec. 21 and 28. During the series, correspondent Christiane Amanpour retraced some of the stories and mysteries of the Bible as she explored places that are common to Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

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