Commodore’s Dinner

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Club Room

New Directions in Marine Archaeology
Recent Expeditions of the Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean

Beginning in 2016, UC San Diego strengthened the scientific focus of the new Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology (SCMA) by launching a series of field projects in Greece and Israel. The goals of these projects are to explore how human societies living in coastal zones have adapted to climate, environment and cultural changes over the past 12,000 years. In this illustrated lecture, the challenges of developing an integrated approach to near shore exploration and marine archaeology is presented. Small boat marine geophysics, sediment coring underwater and on the coast, and underwater excavation are reviewed from the recent field and laboratory projects.

Thomas E. Levy
Distinguished Professor
Co-Director, Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology
UC San Diego