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First Thursdays

We're pleased to announce the upcoming 1st Thursday presentations sponsored by the Anthropology Student Association. Mark your calendars! All talks begin at 4:00 pm; building/room locations vary.  

October 2.  Rory Becker (Eastern Oregon University).  Seeing Beneath the Soil: The Use of Non-invasive Remote Sensing Techniques in Archaeology.   Smith 238. 

November 5  (note:  Wednesday) Andrew Martindale (University of British Columbia),
Kisha Supernant (University of Alberta), Kevan Edinborough (University College London),
Bryn Letham (University of British Columbia), TJ Brown (Portland State University), Kenneth Ames (Portland State University).     Current Research on Late Pleistocene\Holocene Sea Levels, Oral Traditions, Sociopolitical and Settlement Dynamics in Prince Rupert Harbor, British Columbia.    Smith Center 236 

November 6.  Jeff Altschul (Statistical Research, Inc./President, Society for American Archaeology).  Archaeology in the Public Interest.   Smith 298  

December 4.    New  PSU Graduate Students will present short summaries of recent projects:  Emily Taber, Laura Syvertson, Patrick Reed, Katelyn Braymer.    Smith 333 

January  15.    Terry Hunt   (Univ. Oregon )  NOTE 3rd Thursday      Transporting Giant Statues on Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Location  TBA

February 5.    Dave Harrelson (Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde). Title and Location TBA

March 5.  Lucille Harris.  Families, Bands, and the Social Construction of Leadership: A Heterarchical Analysis of Socio-Political Change in the Mid-Fraser Aggregated Villages, ca. 2000-600 BP.  Location TBA

April 2.   Beth Horton (National Park Service).  Status, Interactions, and Space:  The Simultaneous Transmission of Cultural Messages.   Location TBA

May 7.  Speaker TBA

June 4.   Speaker TBA