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ArchaeologyFest Film Series: Best of 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007 - 7:30pm
How were the Incas able to build a successful empire in one of the earth's most inhospitable areas and flourish despite a hostile climate, perilous terrain, and earthquakes? Through examining the archaeological evidence, geologist Iain Stewart explains how the Incas were able to feed their millions, build an efficient transportation network through rugged topography and protect their buildings against severe earthquakes. Also revealed by Iain Stewart are breathtaking design secrets in Machu Picchu.

In southeastern Iran, a sudden change in the course of the Halil Roud River recently revealed traces of a 5000 year-old civilization on the Iranian Plateau that had been hidden until then. More than 80 archaeological sites have since been identified in the area. Five huge cemeteries were plundered, but the associated housing structures remain untouched. The large quantity of relics found, the cultural wealth of the objects and the size of the area inhabited suggest an entirely original civilization. Scientists hail this as an important discovery, one which may challenge the common belief that civilization arose from one location in Mesopotamia.

ArchaeologyFest Film Series: Best of 2007
Seven top-rated heritage films will screen at Portland State
University's 5th Avenue Cinema, November 9 &10 and 16 &17. Event is
co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and The Archaeology Channel.

Location: 5th Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall Blvd.
Cost: Tickets are $6.00 at the door, and sales begin at 7:00 p.m.
nightly. Ages 12 and under are free. All Programs begin at 7:30 p.m. and
conclude by about 9:30. To speak with the Program Director, call Rick
Pettigrew at 541-345-5538.