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EAC’s anthropology lecture series continues with An Ancient Cultural Melting Pot

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11/2/2007

EAC’s anthropology lecture series continues with An Ancient Cultural Melting Pot

By Lori Dugan

THATCHER, AZ—The hugely popular Discover Anthropology lecture series will continue on Saturday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the College’s Discovery Park Campus with An Ancient Cultural Melting Pot: The Safford Basin in the 13th and 14th Centuries. The lecture will be presented by Dr. Anna Neuzil, a ceramic analyst for Tierra Right of Way Services.

“Dr. Neuzil worked extensively in the Gila and Aravaipa Valleys while developing her dissertation; and her collaborative publications in Archaeology Southwest, the journal of the Center for Desert Archaeology, have added immeasurably to the scholarship of archaeology in our area,” said Harry Swanson, dean of Discovery Park Campus.

While an employee of the Center for Desert Archaeology, Dr. Neuzil and her colleague, Patrick Lyons, identified five new types of “Roosevelt Red Ware” from examples contained in the College’s Mill’s Collection: a significant assortment of ancient Native American pottery and artifacts donated to the College by Jack and Vera Mills. The collection can be viewed during regular business hours in the College’s Student Services Building.

Neuzil will present her slide show lecture in the Jupiter Room of the Discovery Park Campuslocated at 1651 W. Discovery Park Boulevard in Safford.

The program is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information about the Discover Anthropology lecture series contact Swanson at 928-428-6260.

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