Archaeology Without a Shovel: Investigating the Ancient City of Motya, Sicily

Science on Tap
Monday, December 13, 2021
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. EST (UTC -5)

Join the University of Pennsylvania Museum’s Jason Herrmann as he talks about how remote sensing has changed the study of settled spaces in archaeology.

Mozia, Sicilty

Aerial View of Mozia, Sicily

Mozia, Sicily

Jason Herrmann

He will discuss the results of his geophysical surveys to demonstrate how archaeologists can document buried remains and make observations about peoples of the past, their daily lives, and social organization with limited or no excavation.

About the Speaker

Jason Herrmann is the Kowalski Family Teaching Specialist for Digital Archaeology in the Center for Analysis of Archaeological Materials at the University of Pennsylvania Museum and a lecturer in the department of anthropology. Jason is interested in the relationships between peoples of the past and the built and natural environments in which they lived. He specializes in the use of geographic information science, aerial and satellite remote sensing, and archaeological geophysics.

About the Series

Our Science on Tap monthly speaker series is now online! This monthly gathering features brief, informal presentations by Philadelphia-based scientists and other experts followed by lively conversation and a Q&A. The goal is to promote enthusiasm for science in a fun, spirited, and accessible way, while also meeting new people. Come join the conversation!