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Using Archaeology to Improve Climate Models

The LandCover6k Project

Wednesday, November 06, 2019 |
6:00PM - 7:00PM ET

This is a virtual event.
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Virtual Event - Rainey Auditorium - Penn Museum


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LandCover6k, an international scientific working group, leads the unprecedented effort to integrate the large, scattered record of archaeological and historical data on past land use and land cover. This Great Lecture explains how we connect archaeological insights from around the world—to better understand the long-term record of human impact on the earth and to contribute directly to the improvement of climate models.

NEW! Come early to join a PhD candidate or collections expert for a pre-lecture Daily Dig object talk at 4:30pm that will highlight the each month's lecture topic, with no registration required. And before each of the Greats Lectures, the Museum Café will serve delicious, daily-prepared hot entrees, soup, and sandwiches. Arrive in the late afternoon to enjoy all the Museum has to offer!


Kathleen Morrison, Ph.D., Sally and Alvin V. Shoemaker Professor, Anthropology, Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, and Curator, Asian Section, Penn Museum

Emily Hammer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities, Archaeology and Anthropology of the Ancient World in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania

Daily Dig by Naomi Miller

Admission: $10 per lecture; Members, $7.