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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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November 20th 2013:Cyber Archaeology at Catalhoyuk

Most Sci-Fi movies warn of the dangers of technology for the future of mankind. But if the number of people glued to their phones at a restaurant, on the subway, or in line at the store is any indication, technology has become an integral and necessary part of our daily lives. So how do archaeologists concerned with the past make their way in this new cyber world? At the 9,000 year old site of Catalhoyuk in Turkey, archaeologists are experimenting with 21st century technologies and archaeological excavation. The initial results seem to be directly out of the future! Tonight, our guest Dr.

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Dr. Maurizio Forte

Dr. Maurizio Forte, PhD, is William and Sue Gross Professor of Classical Studies Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University and founder of the university’s DIG@Lab (for a digital knowledge of the past). He was professor of World Heritage at the University of California, Merced, and Director of the Virtual Heritage Lab. He was Chief of Research at the Italian National Research Council and their Senior Scientist at the Institute for Technologies Applied to the Cultural Heritage (ITABC), as well as Professor of "Virtual Environments for Cultural Heritage” at the University of Lugano. He received his bachelor’s degree in Ancient History (archaeology), and a Diploma of specializa
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