Anthro Lecture Series
Aug 24 at 8:56pm - Elizabeth Sutton
Friday, Feb. 7th at 6pm
Old Main 225
Dennis Jenkins, University of Oregon
This public lecture is FREE and light refreshments are provided.
Dr. Dennis Jenkins specializes in prehistoric archaeology of the Great
Basin, having worked closely with Drs. Claude Warren (Mojave Desert),
Margaret Lyneis (Anasazi), and C. Melvin Aikens (Northern Great Basin).
He is currently a Senior Research Archaeologist for the Museum of
Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon. His research
focuses on the first colonization of the Americas, obsidian sourcing and
hydration, prehistoric shell bead trade, and settlement-subsistence
patterns of the Northern Great Basin. he was conducted more than 100
site investigations throughout his career, publishing 7 books and
authoring numerous book chapters, articles, reviews, reports, and
professional papers. Dr. Jenkins directs the Paisley Caves
Archaeological Research Project in central Oregon where the University
of Oregon field school recovered some of the oldest human remains
(14,000 year old DNA in coprolites) in North America.
of Anthropology is pleased to host prominent anthropologists from
around the nation for public lectures. Lectures are on Friday nights and
all members of the public are welcome to attend the FREE events.
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