The Future of Yemen’s Heritage
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Yemeniaty and Oxfam America are pleased to host a talk with internationally renowned archaeologist Dr. Lamya Khalidi (CNRS). Dr. Khalidi is an archaeologist specializing in prehistoric exchange and lithic technology in the Near East, South Arabia and the Horn of Africa. She has worked for many years in the field of conservation and cultural heritage management in Yemen. She also excavated in Syria, Lebanon and Yemen.
Dr. Khalidi, one of the most prominent archeologist who have worked in Yemen, will talk about her work there, Yemen’s heritage and the condition of archeological sites. She will also discuss the challenges in light of the current conflict and provide recommendations to the international community on how to preserve Yemen’s historical sites that compose one of the oldest and richest civilization in history.
Dr. Khalidi received her Ph.D. from Cambridge University on “Settlement, Culture-Contact and Interaction along the Red Sea Coastal Plain, Yemen: The Tihamah cultural landscape in the late prehistoric period (3000-900 BC)”. She has worked with various distinguished universities and institutions in Europe, Middle East and North America. Since 2012, she held the post of tenured researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). Her work has been published in academic journals as well as international news outlets and is fluent in Arabic, French and English.
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