Christopher Roosevelt, assistant professor of archaeology at Boston University, will present "Mounds, Monuments and Museums: Plunder in Western Anatolia," a lecture sponsored by the Oxford Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Miami University Art Museum.
The talk will focus on how destruction and robbery of sites, monuments and museums leave the material world of ancient Turkey without archaeological context, emphasizing the real damage of plunder and the continuing threat to archaeological sites and museums
Roosevelt has been awarded numerous prestigious grants for research in Anatolia and throughout Turkey. Since 2005, he has directed the Central Lydia Archaeological Survey, investigating cultural and environmental dynamics across central Lydian landscapes. He was also involved with the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, the capital of ancient Lydia, doing excavation, site survey and geophysical projects there since 1995. In addition to his work in western Turkey, Roosevelt has excavated at the classical Greek site of Corinth and has published numerous articles on Western Anatolian archaeology.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact James Hanges.