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Chemistry, archaeology meet

Barry McNamara
Alton Hassell, a faculty member in the chemistry department at Baylor University, will present an archaeology lecture at Monmouth College on Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Morgan Room in Poling Hall.

Titled “A Chemist Wanders into Archaeology,” the talk is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Illinois-Iowa American Chemical Society section and the MC Classics Department, in cooperation with the Western Illinois Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA).

Hassell’s talk will cover the basics of field archaeology, the reasons to dig at Tel Malhata, and some of the results of the several seasons of digging at Tel Malhata, which is one of a series of forts across the southern edge of Judah, fortified during the sixth century B.C.