Saturday, November 12, 2016
2:00pm - 12:00am
Archaeology, Climate Change and Human Society, or How the Past Can Help Us Understand the Present.
Andrew M.T. Moore, President of the Archaeological Institute of America, will talk about current research on the influence of climate change on the rise and fall of major civilizations across the Middle East and elsewhere.
Professor Moore will focus on his excavations at the early village of Abu Hureyra in Syria, where the inception of farming saw a significant episode of climate change. He will argue that climate change has conditioned the world we know. He will note that lessons from the past can help us address global warming.
Dr. Moore, Professor and Dean Emeritus of Rochester Institute of Technology, has taught at the University of Arizona and Yale and was Associate Dean in the Graduate School at Yale. His MA and PhD degrees are from the University of Oxford. He is currently investigating the spread of farming around the Mediterranean and into southern Europe.
Free to AAG, Bruce Museum members and students with ID. Or $20 at the door.
For more information: http://people.brandeis.edu/~jbernard/brucemuseum/aag.html