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Upcoming Archaeological Speakers

Fall 2014

 

Friday, September 12

"The end of the Ice Age: Ecology, functional morphology, and the megafaunal response to a changing world"

Presented by Julie Meachen, Department of Anatomy, Des Moines University
Sponsored by the Anthropology Colloquia Series
3:45 p.m. in 202 Carpenter Building

Friday, September 12

"Ancient Egyptian and the Origins of Indo-European"

Presented by John D. Ray, Professor of Egyptology, University of Cambridge
Sponsored by the CAMS Lecture Series
4:00 p.m. in 102 Weaver

Friday, September 19

"Mobility, property and the emergence of focal economies in continental Asia and coastal Alaska"

Presented by Loukas Barton, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh 
Sponsored by the Anthropology Colloquia Series
3:45 p.m. in 202 Carpenter Building

Friday, October 3

"Agricultural sustainability and climate-change adaptation in ancient Anatolia"

Presented by John Marston, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, Boston University
Sponsored by the Anthropology Colloquia Series
3:45 p.m. in 202 Carpenter Building

Friday, October 24

"Doggedly dependent: A canine story of human intervention and form"

Presented by Jeffrey Schoenebeck, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Sponsored by the Anthropology Colloqia Series
3:45 p.m. in 202 Carpenter Building

Wednesday, October 29

"Tel Akko, Israel: An Integrated Approach to Reconstructing and Preserving Akko's Past, Present and Future"

Presented by Ann Killebrew, Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Jewish Studies and Anthropology, Penn State University                                               Sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Society of the AIA                                                                                                                                                             8:00 p.m. in 104 Keller Building

Friday, November 7

"In the aftermath of plague: Health and demography in post-black death London"

Presented by Sharon DeWitte, Department of Anthropology, University of South Carolina
Sponsored by the Anthropology Colloquia Series
3:45 p.m. in 202 Carpenter Building

Thursday, November 13

"Forget the Da Vinci Code. What were the secrets guarded by ancient Essenes, on pain of eternal damnation?"

Presented by Daniel K. Falk, Professor of Hebrew and Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish Studies                                                                                                 Sponsored by The Jewish Studies Program                                                                                                                                                                                 7:30 p.m. in The Larry and Ellen Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library

Thursday, November 20

"Healing limbs and burying gods. A newly discovered cave sanctuary and the end of paganism at Miletus (Turkey)"

Presented by Philipp Niewohner, University of Gottingen and Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks                                                                                                             Sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Society of the AIA                                                                                                                                                               8:00 p.m. in 104 Rackley

Friday, November 21

"Social and cultural diversity in the prehispanic southwest: Learning, weaving, and identity in the Chaco Regional System, A.D. 850-1150"

Presented by Edward Jolie, Archaeological Institute, Mercyhurst University
Sponsored by the Anthropology Colloquia Series
3:45 p.m. in 202 Carpenter Building

Wednesday, December 3

"Violence and Warfare in Humanity's Deeper Past"

Presented by Nam C. Kim, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison                                                                                                       Sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Society of the AIA                                                                                                                                                           8:00 p.m. in 104 Keller Building

Friday, December 5

"Environmental variability and the settlement of Polynesia"

Presented by Alvaro Montenegro, Department of Geography, Ohio State University 
Sponsored by the Anthropology Colloquia Series
3:45 p.m. in 202 Carpenter Building

Friday, December 12

"Food & fertility in prehistoric California: A case-study of risk-reducing foraging behavior & population growth from Santa Cruz Island, CA"

Presented by Heather Thakar, Department of Anthropology, Temple University
Sponsored by the Anthropology Colloquia Series
3:45 p.m. in 202 Carpenter Building

Friday, January 23

"Investigating the Post-Lapita Subsistence Transition: Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction and GIS Modelling"

Presented by Julie S. Field, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Ohio State University                                                                                                             Sponsored by the Anthropology Colloqia Series                                                                                                                                                                           3:45 p.m. in 202 Carpenter Building

Friday, January 30

"Investigations of Community, Leadership, and Religion in the Puebloan Southwest"

Presented by John Kantner, Associate Vice President for Research & Dean of the Graduate School, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of North Florida Sponsored by the Anthropology Colloquia Series                                                                                                                                                                         3:45 p.m. in 202 Carpenter Building

Monday, February 23

"The Early Mesoamerican Izapa State: Demographic Patterns and Site Structure Revealed with Lidar Data"

Presented by Robert Rosenswig, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University at Albany - SUNY                                                                                             Sponsored by the Anthropology Colloquia Series                                                                                                                                                                           4:00 p.m. in 202 Carpenter Building

 

 

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