Abu Dhabi's archaeological past comes alive in EEG's lecture

A Staff Reporter
Filed on September 30, 2006

DUBAI — The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) recently organised the seventh community lecture at the Le Meridien Hotel.

Titled “Ancient Landscapes and Environment of Abu Dhabi — An Archaeological Perspective,” the lecture was part of a very effective outreach programme that has been put together since the early 1990s.

A prominent speaker at the lecture was Dr Mark Beech who dwelt on the Emirates' archaeological past.

Through his presentation he demonstrated the links between human evolution and the environment as can be traced in archaeological evidence found in and around the Abu Dhabi Island.

Dr Beech's talk also highlighted the environmental changes that have taken place over time in the area, and how people living within these changes have adapted themselves to differences in climate and topography.

He led the audience through a journey across ages, climes and socio-cultural environments. His presentation provided an insight into how this region evolved.

The EEG will hold a number of events in November. There will be workshops on Ecological Footprint for schools and colleges, an inter-collegiate public speaking competition, a workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility principles and practice in media, the clean up the world campaign and a community lecture.

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