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Archaeological Expert On The Berbers Of Morocco AndAlgeria Will Give A Talk At U.Va. On Feb. 15

February 1, 2005 --

WHO:          Elizabeth Fentress, Institute of Archaeology, University College London

WHAT:         Lecture on "Islamizing the Berbers: Excavations at Volubilis and the first centuries of the Arab conquest of North Africa"

WHEN:         Tuesday, Feb. 15, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE:         Campbell Hall, Room 160

Elizabeth Fentress of the Institute of Archaeology at the University College London and an expert on the Berbers of Morocco and Algeria, will give a talk "Islamizing the Berbers: Excavations at Volubilis and the first centuries of the Arab conquest of North Africa” at the University of Virginia on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 160.

Fentress, formerly Mellon Professor at the American Academy in Rome, has excavated widely in Italy and in North Africa and her research sheds new light on the Arabization of housing and city planning in the North African region as well as the continuity and building construction techniques from the Roman period. Her talk is sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America and U.Va’s McIntire Department of Art.

For more information, contact Malcolm Bell at (434) 924-7648 or mbell@virginia.edu.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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