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NEAF -- A Double Lecture Notice

Wednesday 18th August 2010
The Dromedary Camel and Shifts in the Geopolitics of the Iron Age Middle East
Associate Professor Peter Magee

Tuesday 24th August 2010
Current Cypriot Archaeology
Dr Thomas Davis

Hosted by the Near Eastern Archaeological Foundation

Both at events will be held at:
Women’s College, University of Sydney,
6.30 - 8.30 pm


Peter Magee is an Associate Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College in the USA. He obtained his PhD from the University of Sydney in 1996, having studied the east Arabian Iron Age with Professor D.T. Potts. He has published widely on the archaeology of late prehistoric Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, including a volume on the Iron Age at Tepe Yahya in southeastern Iran. For the last 15 years, he has directed the excavations at Muweilah in the UAE but has also carried out fieldwork in Yemen, Syria and Pakistan.
Thomas W. Davis is the director of the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute in Nicosia, Cyprus. Dr. Davis has an extensive history of archaeological excavation in Cyprus, Jordan, Egypt, and in the United States, where he has substantial archaeological experience in cultural resource management. He is the author of Shifting Sands: The Rise and Fall of Biblical Archaeology (Oxford, 2004), as well as numerous essays and articles that concern archaeology and biblical studies. Dr Tom Davis considers Cypriot Archaeology as dynamic and vibrant. This lecture recounts the latest discoveries and advances from current work on more than 20 sites, focusing on the last 2 years. The chronological range is from 10,000 BC to the Ottoman period.

Light refreshments will be served following both lectures

For more information and to download the booking form, please go to the NEAF website