10 Years at the Site of Bat in the Sultanate of Oman

Date/Time
Date(s) - 12/06/17
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Location
Oriental Institute

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Oriental Institute


LECTURE: Reflections: 10 Years at the Site of Bat in the Sultanate of Oman

Wed, December 6, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

The Oriental Institute Lecture Series organized by the University of Chicago brings notable scholars from around the country and abroad as they present on new breakthroughs, unique perspectives, and innovative research applications related to the Ancient Middle East.

Reflections on 10 Years at the Bronze Age Site of Bat in the Sultanate of Oman

Presented by Christopher Thornton, Senior Director of Cultural Heritage at The National Geographic Society, Director of the Bat Archaeological Project of the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Southeastern Arabia today is a center of global commerce due to the vast oil resources of the region, with monumental structures rising out of the deserts and mountainous valleys of the UAE and Oman. But, this is not the first time such social complexity has appeared in this arid region. A decade of research at the World Heritage Site of Bat has shed new light on this enigmatic society — how it arose, why it persevered, and ultimately why it collapsed.

6:30-7:00 p.m. Pre Lecture Tour/Registration
7:00-8:00 p.m. Presentation and discussion
8:00-8:45 p.m. Reception

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Chris Thornton, Senior Director of Cultural Heritage at The National Geographic Society, Director of the Bat Archaeological Project of the University of Pennsylvania Museum.

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