'Nubia in Global Perspective' to be presented Tuesday
Posted: Monday, October 12, 2015 12:00 am
Renowned archaeologist W.Y. Adams will present "Nubia in Global Perspective: 60 Years of Archaeology in Sudan" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville. The lecture, presented by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, departments of Anthropology, Classics and History and the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, is free and open to the public.
Adams, considered the father of Nubian archaeology, served as the Republic of Sudan’s principal archaeologist during UNESCO’s Save the Monuments campaign, directing numerous excavations in the wake of the Aswan High Dam construction in Egypt. He is the author of many treatises, articles, site monographs and books in addition to his book, "Nubia: Corridor to Africa." He was awarded the Order of the Two Niles, Sudan’s highest civilian honor, for his lifetime contributions to Nubian history.