ur_headshot_aug_2013_erbilSpy Satellites in Archeology - October 19th

Harvard Professor Jason Ur, a leader in using declassified spy satellite images to locate and explore archeological sites, will talk about his work, over dinner at the Sheraton Stamford on Thursday, October 19.

Jason Ur is Professor of Anthropology and the Director of Harvard's Center for Geographic Analysis.  He specializes in early urbanism, and the use of remote sensing, particularly declassified U.S. intelligence imagery, to aid in archeological work.  He will be visiting us shortly after returning from extended field work in Iraq, where he directs Harvard's first archeological venture in that country since the 1930s - an ongoing survey near the Kurdish city of Irbil, over an area larger than Fairfield County.   His exploration of this area with the aid of satellite imagery has uncovered hundreds of previously unknown and unexamined locations of ancient cities, canals, and roads, and set a decades-long archeological agenda for a dense and important area of early settlement that had long been inaccessible to academia.  

This event is being hosted by the Harvard Club of Fairfield County. Registration is available through their website and includes dinner and validated parking in the hotel garage.  Cash bar.

October 19, 2017
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sheraton in Stamford CT
Alumni and their guests