23 February 2023 - 23 February 2023
4:00PM - 6:00PM
Professor Morag Kersel will be presenting on the movement of pottery in Bronze Age Jordan
Pottery vat under excavation
The relationship between people and material culture is always complex, and modern people's interaction with the archaeological record can make these relationships even more difficult to analyse. Professor Kersel's research focuses on how to investigate Early Bronze Age mortuary practices in Jordan in the face of both ancient and modern looting of cemeteries and tombs. Using a wide range of techniques from aerial surveys to ethnographic interviews, Professor Kersel hopes to shed light on society in the Dead Sea Plain during the Early Bronze Age whilst also protecting valuable archaeological sites.
Morag Kersel is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at DePaul University. She specialises in the Early Bronze Age of the Eastern Mediterranean and cultural heritage protection.