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Patagonian Archaeology

Professor Emeritus James Kus

A general lecture weaving together some sites, ethnology, and even Charles Darwin and the voyages of the HMS Beagle.

Friday, April 26, 2024 at 7:00pm

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Raubitschek Memorial Lecture:
Fields of Precarity and the Anthropocene Event: A Long-Term Historical Ecology of Land Use in Southern India

Professor Andrew Bauer

Interim Director, Stanford Archaeology Center

Friday, May 10, 2024, 7pm

In Person! Stanford Archaeology Center

AIA Stanford Book Club: "Cro-Magnon: The Story of the Last Ice Age People of Europe"
by Trenton Holliday

During the Last Ice Age, Europe was a cold, dry place teeming with mammoths, woolly rhinoceroses, reindeer, bison, cave bears, cave hyenas, and cave lions. It was also the home of people physically indistinguishable from humans today, commonly known as the Cro-Magnons. Our knowledge of them comes from either their skeletons or the tools, art, and debris they left behind. This book tells the story of these dynamic and resilient people in light of recent scientific advances. Trenton Holliday―a paleoanthropologist who has studied the Cro-Magnons for decades―explores questions such as: Where and when did anatomically modern humans first emerge? When did they reach Europe, and via what routes? How extensive or frequent were their interactions with Neandertals? What did Cro-Magnons look like? What did they eat, and how did they acquire their food? What can we learn about their lives from studying their skeletons? How did they deal with the glacial cold? What does their art tell us about them?

Friday, May 17, 2024 at 7:00pm

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