Professor John Oleson Lecture

Professor John Oleson
Department of Greek & Roman Studies
University of Victoria

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on November 13, 2004 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.


Ancient Humayma:
Water and Society in the Jordanian Desert

John Peter Oleson, an archaeologist and Classics scholar, conducts research on ancient technology, particularly ships, harbours, and water-supply systems. He has published extensively in the areas of maritime archaeology, ancient technology, the Roman Near East, Etruscan tombs, and numismatic art. Professor Oleson has directed or participated in underwater excavations at a number of Roman harbour sites in Italy and Israel, and for the past fifteen years he has directed excavations at the site of Humayma, a small caravan stop in Jordan's southern desert. He is also a member of the team of archaeologists that used a nuclear submarine and remotely operated vehicles to survey and excavate deep water Roman shipwrecks in the Mediterranean.

Fall Program 2004
Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 30, Monday Nov 8, Nov 13, Nov 20, Nov 27, Dec 4.