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AIA Lecture: Stephen Collins-Elliott, “Going West: The 2016 Pilot Season of the Project, ‘Gardens of the Hesperides: The Rural Archaeology of the Loukkos Valley’ in Northern Morocco”

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Date(s) - 04/11/2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

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The AIA lecture series final talk will be Stephen Collins-Elliott of UT’s Department of Classics giving the lecture “Going West: The 2016 Pilot Season of the Project, ‘Gardens of the Hesperides: The Rural Archaeology of the Loukkos Valley’ in Northern Morocco.”

“Gardens of the Hesperides: The Rural Archaeology of the Loukkos Valley” is a collaboration between UT and the Institut National des Sciences de l’Archéologie et du Patrimoine (National Institute of Archaeology and Heritage Sciences) in Rabat, Morocco. It is co-directed by Professor Aomar Akerraz from the Moroccan university and UT Professor Stephen Collins-Elliott, with the participation of Moroccan professors and students.

Collins-Elliott recently accompanied five UT senior classics students for the summer in Morocco, conducting an archaeological survey around one of the oldest cities in northwestern Africa. “The central question of the project is to know how the economy of the Loukkos was organized,” Collins-Elliott said. Researchers want to understand the relationship between Lixus and its surrounding region as well as its connections with the western Mediterranean, and whether those relationships changed in the Roman period.

The lectures are illustrated, and are free and open to the public. They are held in the McClung Museum Auditorium and are followed by a reception.

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