Sunday, Dec 8, 2013
“Beneath the Surface” - Archaeological Lecture Series
Date(s) & Time(s)::
July 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Location: Longbranch Coffeehouse, Carbondale, IL
The Heritage Program of the Shawnee National Forest and the Friends of the Shawnee National Forest are hosting a series of lectures on the archaeological legacy of southern Illinois. “Beneath the Surface” is a new monthly lecture series dedicated to bringing archaeological research to the public that encompasses such topics as local archaeology, forensic anthropology, history and cemetery studies by professional researchers from around the region. The series, which is scheduled for the third Thursday of each month, will include an hour-long presentation by an archaeologist working and researching around the region. These lectures are free to the public and are open to anyone that is interested in what lies “beneath the surface”. Various topics will include southern Illinois Native American rock art, ongoing research at the Kincaid site on the Ohio River, Cave-in-Rock pirates, the Cherokee Trail of Tears, prehistoric Native American stone forts, and many other interesting subjects.Return to event list.
This month’s lecture, scheduled for Thursday, July 18th, 2013 at 7:00p.m., Jennifer Bengston, Assistant Professor, Southeast Missouri State University, will be the featured speaker. In this presentation, Dr. Bengtson will discuss her research on exploring childhood in prehistoric contexts through mortuary and village excavations at Morton Village, a prehistoric archaeological site in the Central Illinois River Valley. She is an archaeologist and physical anthropologist specializing in the late prehistoric Midwest United States. Her research focuses on Mississippian archaeology, especially the relationship between intracommunity social interactions, gender, and health.
For more information on July’s lecture along with the “Beneath the Surface” monthly series, please contact Paige Hawthorne by phone or via email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the July 18th event, August and September dates for future “Beneath the Surface” presentations are as follows: Thursday, August 15th, 2013 and Thursday, September 19th, 2013.
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