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Digital Heritage 2018 3rd International Congress & Expo
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Thomas LEVY

UC San Diego
Prof. of Archaeology & Director, Cyber-Archaeology Lab
San Diego, CA, USA
Thomas Evan Levy is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and is the inaugural holder of the Norma Kershaw Chair in the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Lands at the University of California, San Diego. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Levy is a Levantine field archaeologist with interests in the role of technology, especially early mining and metallurgy, on social evolution from the beginnings of sedentism and the domestication of plants and animals in the Neolithic period to medieval Islamic times. Most of his fieldwork takes place in southern Jordan. A fellow of the Explorers Club since 2009, Tom has led numerous archaeological expeditions in the deserts of Jordan and Israel. He was awarded the Lowell Thomas Medal for his work in solving one of the world’s greatest mysteries. He has also co-directed field projects in Cameroon, Cyprus and Saudi Arabia. Levy directs the Center for Cyber-archaeology and Sustainability at the Qualcomm Institute - California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) and Levantine Archaeology Laboratory on the main campus. Tom was recently elected as a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.