“Archaeological Discoveries from Space” Is Topic of Next Science Forum

 

The use of satellite technology in making archaeological discoveries will be the topic of the next science forum.

Devin White, assistant professor of anthropology and senior research scientist of geocomputation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will present “Archaeological Discoveries from Space” on Friday, November 8.

The Science Forum is a weekly brown-bag lunch series that allows professors and area scientists to discuss their research with the general public in a conversational presentation.

The presentations begin at noon on Fridays in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Attendees can bring lunch or purchase it at the arena. Each presentation is forty minutes long and is followed by a question-and-answer session. Science Forum presentations are free and open to the public.

“There have been several exciting archaeological discoveries in the news over the past few years, from lost pyramids in Egypt to lost cities in Belize, Mexico, and Cambodia,” White said. “These discoveries were made possible by using remote sensing technology, which is also behind much of what you see in Google Earth.”

This talk will highlight several of the discoveries and how the technology played a central role in each one.

Future Science Forums will feature

  • November 15: Phil Colclough, director of animal collections and conservation at Knoxville Zoological Gardens, discussing “Eastern Hellbender Conservation and the New Role of Zoos”
  • November 22: Nathan Schmidt, assistant professor of microbiology, discussing “Infection with the Malaria Parasite: Malaria Is Only Half the Problem”

The Science Forum is sponsored by the UT Office of Research and Quest, an initiative to raise awareness of the research, scholarship, and creative activity happening on campus. For more information, visit the Science Forum website.

C O N T A C T :

Amanda Womac (Amanda@HellbenderPress.org)

Mark Littmann (865-974-8156, littmann@utk.edu)

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034, ablakely@utk.edu)

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