Monday, March 15, 2010

This Thursday - Jordan Through The Ages

Reception - Jordan Through The Ages: An Archaeological Exhibit

Date and Time:
Thursday, March 18, 2010, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Student Exhibition Center
Event Details:
The Student Exhibition Center presents a unique exhibit "Jordan Through the Ages: An Archaeological Exhibit" from the History Department.  The exhibit will be on display from March 19 to March 31, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Tuesday to Saturday.  There will be a reception on March 18, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  The public is invited to attend all dates and any group is welcome. In celebration of launching its first archaeological study abroad program in Jordan, Missouri State will host a multimedia archaeological and ethnographic exhibit.  The exhibit highlights the on-going excavations at Tall Hisban, a medieval Islamic castle site with a Biblical past, and the Northern Jordan Project, an archaeo-environmental project in the northern hill country.  These projects are under the Co-Direction and Direction of Bethany Walker, Associate Professor of Middle Eastern History at Missouri State University.  The artifacts on display come from these excavations and are under study by Missouri State faculty and students.  Collectively they document the journey through time of the peoples of Jordan, from deep antiquity, through the Middle-Ages, and into today’s era. The exhibit is designed by Missouri State students currently studying archaeology and going to Jordan this summer and is co-sponsored by the Department of History of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs, and Phi Alpha Theta, the Anthropology Club, and the Saudi Club, student organizations at Missouri State University. An opening night reception with refreshments and a program will be held Thursday, March 18, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Exhibition Center and is free to the public. Student tours from local public schools are welcome.  For tours and more information on the exhibit, contact the Student Exhibition Center (417-836-6999) or Prof. Walker (417-836-5099).  The Student Exhibition Center is located at 838 East Walnut Street, on the corner of John Q. Hammons Parkway in Springfield, MO.  The center is closed for all University holidays.  Visit our web site or call for more information.
Event Website:
Event Sponsor:
Arts and Letters, College of
Open to current students, future students, family of students, alumni, faculty, staff, community, visitors.
Johnson, Lynda C, Dir Student Exhibition Ce at or (417) 836 - 6996.

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