Friday, 08 November, 2013
The UT Science Forum presented by Quest offers a weekly lecture on current science, medical, or technology developments. On November 8, 2013, Dr. Devin White, Senior Research Scientist in Geo-computation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Assistant Professor of Anthropology, will speak on "Archaeological Discoveries from Space" from 12 noon to 1 p.m.
There have been several exciting archaeological discoveries in the news over the past few years, from lost pyramids in Egypt to lost cites in Belize, Mexico and Cambodia. 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.
The Science Forum is free and open to the public.
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena Dining room C-D. Bring your lunch or purchase it from the Arena.