Professor Peter Magee speaks at German Archaeological Institute annual plenary

Posted December 18th, 2014 at 3:37 pm.

Magee - well Tell Abraq

Professor Magee was invited to speak at the final plenary of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), a scientific organization within the German Foreign Ministry. Magee delivered his research to a group of scholars from the DAI and German Universities who focus on technical innovations and their social consequences in prehistory and antiquity. Magee’s talk, “The Impact of Technical Innovations in the Later Prehistory of the Persian Gulf Region,” explored innovations in water supply from about 3000 to 1000 BC.

The well seen above, which Magee excavated last winter, was used at the ancient settlement of  in the United Arab Emirates; Magee discussed the technology behind this sort of well in his lecture.

Filed under: Conferences and Presentations,GSAS Faculty by Nathanael Roesch

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