Barker Center Room 230, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge
5:00pm to 7:00pm
The region of Kassala in Eastern Sudan has not been explored by archaeologists until the early 1980s, when the Oriental University, Naples (Italy), started an archaeological project in the Gash Delta as part of an investigation about possible contacts between the Nile Valley and the highlands in northern Ethiopia and Eritrea in late prehistoric and early historical time. On the results of these investigations it is now possible to outline the dynamics of peopling in the region from the 6th millennium BCE to the 2nd millennium CE.
Prof. Dr. Johannes Krause, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, will speak on “The genetic history of plague: From the stone age to the 18th century via the Roman Empire” as part of the “What’s New in the Fall of the Roman Empire” Lecture Series, co-hosted by SoHP, the Department of History, and Department of the Classics.
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA
Race, Representation, and Museums Series Lecture
Maryellen Ruvolo, Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology; Affiliate Member of the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University; Associate Member of the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University