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Esteemed archaeologist to give lecture on recent excavation discoveries in Turkey

February 25, 2013

The archaeology of Troy, in what is now Turkey, has captured the human imagination for nearly a century and a half.  In l988 archaeologists from the University of Cincinnati and the University of Tübingen, Germany, began new excavations with the intent of examining all phases of habitation from the Bronze Age through the Byzantine period.

In a lecture titled “Assessing the Historicity of the Trojan War: Excavations at Troy 1988-2010," from 6-8 p.m., March 21, in the Business Administration C-wing room 316, on the Tempe campus, esteemed archaeologist C. Brian Rose will present the results of the Bronze Age, Greek, and Roman level excavations during the last 24 years, including the impact that recent discoveries have made on the relationship between the site and the Troy of Homer’s "Iliad."

Rose is the James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania, and is past president of the Archaeological Institute of America. A specialist in Roman art and archaeology and the archaeology of Anatolia, he is head of the post-Bronze Age excavations at Troy, and has also conducted field work at Aphrodisias and Gordion in Turkey.

The Archaeological Institute of America is North America’s oldest and largest archaeological organization. With more than 250,000 members and over 100 societies across the U.S. and the world, they are united by a shared passion for archaeology and its relevance to our present and future.

Rose is delevering a Joukowsky Lecture, named for Martha Sharp Joukowsky, past president of the Archaeological Institute of America and Professor of Old World Archaeology at Brown University. The Joukowsky Lectureship is part of the Archaeological Institute of America's National Lecture Program.

Rose's visit to ASU is co-sponsored by the School of International Letters and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and by ASU's Project Humanities.