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Museum to host lectures by curator candidates

The Prehistoric Museum is hosting three lectures to be presented by the candidates for the Curator of Archaeology position at the museum. All lectures will be held at the museum, 155 East Main Street-Price, Utah in the classroom on the second floor.

The lectures are free and open to the public.

The lecture schedule is listed below. The museum is opening the lectures as an opportunity to meet these people and ask questions. The Curator of Archaeology will not only represent the museum, but the area as well.

Feb. 29, 7:00 pm

Dr. Timothy Riley

"Starch and phytolith clues to past subsistence patterns across the American West" 

This talk will focus on the reconstruction of subsistence patterns based on the recovery of plant microfossils from earth ovens, groundstone and other artifacts, with strong consideration for the role of museum collections in this burgeoning field of paleoethnobotany. 

March 1, 7:00 pm

Dr. Brian McKee

"'Invisible" Structures on the Virgin River: Earthen Architecture of the Ancestral Puebloans."

Recent excavations along the Virgin River east of St. George Utah revealed a previously undocumented class of wattle-and-daub surface structures dating to Basketmaker III to Pueblo I times.

March 8, 7:00 pm

Dr. David Yoder

"North Creek Shelter: A Record of Change on the Northern Colorado Plateau"

This presentation will examine big changes in prehistoric artifacts, features, and behaviors from around 9,000 years ago by discussing data from an archaeological site called North Creek Shelter.

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