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FAST Lecture | Urbanism in the Empire of Kush: New Archaeological Research around Jebel Barkal, Northern Sudan

Geoff Emberling, U-M Associate Research Scientist, and Gregory Tucker, IPCAA PhD Candidate
Thursday, November 14, 2019
5:30-6:30 PM
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In this presentation we discuss our recent work around the site of Jebel Barkal, thought to have been the location of the Kushite city of Napata (9th c. BCE–3rd c. CE). Four seasons of geophysical prospection in the region led to the identification of architectural features of different form and scale to the monumental temples, palaces, and pyramids that had been the focus of archaeological research in the region up until this point. A preliminary excavation season earlier this year confirmed the results of the geophysical survey, in addition to providing dates and some tantalizing finds, including a deposit of seal impressions. When put together, our research forms the basis for a new understanding of Kushite urbanism in the region and gives us a clear roadmap for our future work at Jebel Barkal.

Presented by Field Archaeology Series on Thursday; sponsored by the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, the Department of Classical Studies, and the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology.

Reception at the Kelsey Museum at 5:30 PM, lecture to follow at 6:00 PM.

FAST lectures are free and open to the public.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this tour, please call the Kelsey at 734-647-4167 at least two weeks in advance. We ask for advance notice as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange.
Building: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Africa, archaeology
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