Presentation: “Exploring Micro-ecologies in the Eastern Mediterranean: Investigating Geoarchaeological Research on the Holocene of Northern Lebanon” by Alison Damick

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville will be hosting a lecture by Alison Damick, the Associate Curator of Environmental Archaeology Manager of Laboratory of Environmental Archaeology (LEA) at the McClung Museum.

The lecture will focus on the development of ancient societies along the Eastern Mediterranean and Levantine littoral. Damick will discuss the changes in human interaction with landscapes, including plant and animal domestication, large-scale agriculture, and water management.

Establishing a clear chronology of these interactions is crucial for understanding the past and present challenges faced by these landscapes. Damick will present preliminary results from ongoing paleoenvironmental studies in northern Lebanon, highlighting the vulnerability of these landscapes to climate change and development.

The lecture is scheduled for Tuesday, February 27 at 6:00pm at the Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture in Knoxville, TN. This event is supported by the Knox County Tourism Consortium and federal funding awarded to Knox County by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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