Prehistoric Museum Announces Archaeological Candidate Lectures

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The Prehistoric Museum is pleased to invite you to three exciting lectures taking place at the museum, presented by the archaeological candidates for the Curator of Archaeology position at the museum.

All lectures will be held at the museum, 155 East Main Street-Price, Utah in the classroom on the second floor.

The lectures are FREE and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Please see the lecture schedule below. This is a great opportunity to meet these people and ask questions. The Curator of Archaeology will not only represent the museum, but the area as well. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to hear the lectures and ask questions of the person who will be working on archaeology in our region.

February 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Dr. Timothy Riley
Starch and phytolith clues to past subsistence patterns across the American West
This talk will focus on the reconstruction of subsistence patterns based on the recovery of plant microfossils from earth ovens, groundstone and other artifacts, with strong consideration for the role of museum collections in this burgeoning field of paleoethnobotany.

March 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Dr. Brian McKee
“Invisible” Structures on the Virgin River: Earthen Architecture of the Ancestral Puebloans.
Recent excavations along the Virgin River east of St. George Utah revealed a previously undocumented class of wattle-and-daub surface structures dating to Basketmaker III to Pueblo I times.

March 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Dr. David Yoder
North Creek Shelter: A Record of Change on the Northern Colorado Plateau
In this presentation we’ll examine big changes in prehistoric artifacts, features, and behaviorsfrom around 9000 years ago; all by discussing data from an amazing archaeological site called North Creek Shelter.

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