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SOLAR

The Spatial Observation Lab for Archaeological Research (SOLAR) specializes in applications of spatial technologies, including satellite imagery and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping, for investigations of the ancient past.

The Archaeological Water Histories of Oman (ArWHO) project is collaborative archaeological research effort investigating the long-term role of water and trade in ancient Oman.

ArWHO

The Archaeological Water Histories of Oman (ArWHO) project is collaborative archaeological research effort investigating the long-term role of water and trade in ancient Oman.

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The Southern Red Sea Archaeological Histories (SRSAH) Project is a collaborative research effort involving Ethiopian, American, Canadian, French, and Italian students and scholars investigating the ancient Horn of Africa.

SRSAH

The Southern Red Sea Archaeological Histories (SRSAH) Project is a collaborative research effort involving Ethiopian, American, Canadian, French, and Italian students and scholars investigating the ancient Horn of Africa.

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Now on YouTube – Finding an Ancient Town: Discovery and Excavation of Beta Samati (Ethiopia)

How does one find an ancient town? What do archaeologists look for? How do they know where to dig? How do they interpret what they find? ┬áIn a YouTube presentation for the University of Chicago – Oriental Institute, Michael Harrower describes the discovery and excavation of the Aksumite town of Beta Samati. The Aksumite Empire […]

We discovered an ancient town!

The JHU Spatial Observation Lab for Archaeological Research (SOLAR) is pleased to announce the first publication on our discovery of the ancient town of Beta Samati. News coverage is available here… Archeologists unearth lost town from little-known ancient East African empire – CNN Ancient buried town in Ethiopia uncovered – BBC Radio Lost Ethiopian town […]

SOLAR Receives Grant from Space@Hopkins Research Group

Space@Hopkins, the umbrella organization for civilian space research at Johns Hopkins University, has awarded seed grants to four projects that focus on improving space travel and expanding the understanding of the history of Earth and other planets.