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“50 Years of Archaeology: A Celebration”
July 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am - July 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
This four-session noncredit class with Professor David Soren is sponsored by the University of Arizona Humanities Seminars at Helen S. Schaefer Building, 1508 E. Helen St., Tucson.*
10 a.m. to noon each Thursday July 7-28; 4-week course fee $85
In this course Professor David Soren presents four of his most significant accomplishments from his 50-year career in archaeology. First, he will discuss his excavations at Kourion, Cyprus, where he uncovered a Greco-Roman city buried by the devastating earthquake of July 21, 365, which triggered tsunamis so powerful they demolished the Greek coast. Next, he will tell the story of the agony of Roman emperor Augustus, which caused him to go with the poet Horace to an exotic spa in Tuscany. Then, he will reveal the Carthaginians, whose general Hannibal became a name that still inspires terror in today’s world. Finally, Dr. Soren will analyze factors that hastened the fall of Rome, as he presents his new work with the Yale Biomedical Anthropology team about the spread of malaria across ancient Italy.
David Soren is Regents Professor of Anthropology, Classics, and Art History at the University of Arizona, a Fellow of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and Resident of the American Academy in Rome. He has been named an Honorary Italian Citizen for his contributions to Italian archaeology and an Honorary Philhellene by the Greek Orthodox Church for his work in Cypriote archaeology. He also has been named a Successor Generation Scholar by Oxford University.
* This is not an Old Pueblo Archaeology Center event. For more information or to register visit hsp.arizona.edu.