Public Lecture, "Neolithic Transitions in the Native Southeast"

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY

BROWN BAG SERIES

Spring 2017

“Neolithic Transitions in the Native Southeast”

Dr. Alice P. Wright

Department of Anthropology


Wednesday, January 25, 2017
12:00-1:00pm
Anne Belk Hall, Room 336


Archaeologists have debated the nature and pace of social, political, economic, and religious transformations associated with emergence of agriculture and village life for decades. Research in the Near East and Europe has revealed that these processes unfolded across several millennia, and that their effects continue to shape the world we live in today -- some identify the "Neolithic revolution" as the beginning of the Anthropocene. In this talk, I consider if and how the archaeological record of Southeastern North America tells a similar story about Neolithization, drawing recent findings of the Pinson Environment and Archaeology Regional Landscapes (PEARL) Project in Tennessee. Students are especially encouraged to attend if they are interested in attending the App State/PEARL field school in June.

Sponsor: 
Department of Anthropology
Contact name: 
Alice P. Wright
Contact email: 
wrightap@appstate.edu
Contact telephone: 
(828) 262-6384
Location: 
Anne Belk Hall, Seminar 336
Admission: 
Free and Open to the Public

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