Anthropology Student and Faculty Member Excavate Ancient Yemen City

Assistant professor of anthropology, Krista Lewis, and anthropology major, Elizabeth Sanders of Hot Springs, are participating in archeological excavation in Yemen in the Middle East. The international project involves the excavation of the ancient city of Marya that existed between the first century B.C. to the sixth century A.D.

“Marya was a major ancient kingdom that was larger than modern day Yemen,” said Lewis. “Its citizens built monumental dams, irrigation systems, and even stone high-rises.”

Experts from Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Palestine are also collaborating on the excavation. Lewis and Sanders will return to the U.S. in mid-August.

For more information, contact Lewis at kxlewis@ualr.edu. Read more about this experience, featured in the UALR Magazine.

Elizabeth Sanders in Yemen

Elizabeth Sanders, student of Anthropology, in Yemen

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