Dr. Krista Lewis will present “Land of Frankincense Archaeological Project” for the Ouachita Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society at 7 p.m.  today, Tuesday, Oct. 10 at Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts, 200 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs.

Visitors may park in the lot at the western building, enter through the portico and the meeting is located just inside and to the left. Visitors are welcome; come and bring a friend.
For more information, contact Sherri Bradbury at OuachitaChapter@gmail.com.
Al Baleed (medieval Zafar) is a large ancient port city in southern Oman.

It is part of the “Land of Frankincense” UNESCO World Heritage listing and an archaeological park. An international team, directed by Lewis, conducts regular excavations at the site.
Lewis is an associate professor of anthropology, a member of the Middle Eastern Studies faculty, and chair of the department of sociology and anthropology.  Lewis’ research investigates

Lewis’ research investigates relationship between trade, food, politics, landscape, cities and environment from prehistory to the present.  
Lewis directs two major international archaeological projects in Yeman and Oman. She has also conducted archaeological fieldwork in the United States.

Lewis received her Ph.D. from the department of anthropology at the University of Chicago in 2005.