Field archaeologist and Center for Art, Museum, and Cultural Heritage Law Affiliated Faculty Member Morag Kersel was recently featured in National Geographic's Daily News as part of their weekly "In Focus" series. Dr. Kersel is also assistant professor of Anthropology at DePaul University.
The National Geographic article focused on Professor Kersel's Follow the Pots project, a five-year research initiative that uses unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor looting at an Early Bronze Age archaeological site in Fifa, Jordan. As noted in the article, '[u]nmanned aerial vehicles . . . are quietly revolutionizing modern field archaeology."
Professor Kersel's innovative use of UAVs and aerial photography as a method of site assessment and monitoring allows for a better understanding of the movement of looted artifacts and how archaeological sites are used. Click here to read the entire article.