American Univesity of Beirut

AUBotanic video highlights collaboration between landscape architecture and archeology

​Dr. Claire Malleson (Department of History & Archaeology) and Dr. Salma Talhouk (Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management), collaborated under the EduBioMed program (Nature Conservation Center) to focus on the promotion of archaeobotanical education in AUB and the Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve.

With these outdoor tools on campus, Dr. Claire Malleson and her students can extract ancient seeds and archaeological remains from the Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve soil samples, which will be used to support her research. Dr. Beata Dreksler and Mr. Wissam Melhem (Department of LDEM) contributed to this project by involving second-year students build an outdoor archaeobotanical storage room as part of their construction course (LEM 249) during the summer of 2021. AUBotanic committee members also stepped in to offer the proper site for this activity, water and power supply for the flotation unit.

Click here to check the video.​




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