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Archaeology Brown Bag Lecture Series (VIRTUAL)

“The Kerkenes Project: New Technologies for Exploring Ancient Cities” By Dr. Scott Branting, Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Central Florida

Event Details

Friday, February 19, 2021
12-1 p.m.
For almost one hundred years the ancient city at Kerkenes in central Turkey has lain shrouded in mystery. Scholars have puzzled over this large, preplanned city apparently built and occupied by the Phrygians, of King Midas fame, and destroyed during the rise of the Persian Empire around 550 BC...the latest excavations and technologies are shedding new light on what transpired in this ancient city in the years prior to its fiery destruction and how this knowledge could help shape our future.