The Archaeological Conservancy's
2021 Fall Virtual Lecture Series
Presented by | Dr. D. Clark Wernecke, Executive Director, The Gault School of Archaeological Research
For our first of our lecture series, Dr. Wernecke will discuss how new data challenges the inconsistent hypotheses regarding the peopling of the Americas. The Gault Site is a Conservancy preserve located in Central Texas that is important contributor to these discussions.
Presented by | Dr. Evan Peacock, Director Emeritus at The Cobb Institute of Archaeology at Mississippi State University
On Oct. 7, Dr. Peacock will discuss what archaeological research reveals about Lyon’s Bluff, a Conservancy preserve that was once the site of an Indigenous agricultural village from around 1200 to 1650 AD in the Black Prairie of Mississippi.
Presented by | Dr. Erin Baxter, Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Join us for a special Halloween edition of our Virtual Lecture series on Oct. 28, as Dr. Baxter explores the famous case of Colorado cannibal Alferd Packer through historical information, new archaeological data, and experimental archaeology.
Presented by | Dr. Ashley A. Dumas, Associate Professor for the University of West Alabama
Join us on November 4, as Dr. Dumas discusses how life at Fort Tombecbe, in modern-day Alabama, depended on the Choctaws, whose influence in political and daily matters is documented through historic records and archaeology.
Presented by | Dr. Tim R. Pauketat, Director of the Illinois State Archaeological Survey, Illinois State Archaeologist, and a professor of Anthropology and Medieval Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
On Nov. 18, Dr. Pauketat will discuss what archaeology reveals about the rise and fall of the Cahokia culture with an exploration of sites like Trempealeau in Wisconsin, the Emerald Acropolis in Illinois, and the great earthen pyramid of Cahokia itself.
You can watch recordings of our 2020 Virtual Lectures Series here.
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