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
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.
Professor Kersel's work was also featured on the cover of the Fall 2013 Insights magazine and in an ASOR blog post.