To gauge for the future, you must first learn about the past. Learn about the prehistoric excavations students from Augustana's Anthropology program are leading in collaboration with students from the University of Exeter in England.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dr. Elizabeth Fenn will give a public lecture, “Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, in the 3-in-1 Room of Morrison Commons.
Augustana welcomes Rob Bozell, associate director and state archeologist for the Nebraska State Historical Society, who will speak about "New Archeological Investigation of Plains Apaches in the Nebraska Sand Hills" at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, in Froiland Science Complex room 113A/B.
The 4th Biennial Lithic Materials Workshop is a two-day informal gathering of professionals and avocationals with an interest in all things lithic (or archeology in general). The Feb. 19-20 event in the Edith Mortenson Center Theatre is hosted by the Augustana Archeology Laboratory and the South Dakota Archaeological Society, and is free and open to all.
February's installment of Augustana's Third Sunday Archeology Program will feature speaker William J. Hunt Jr., retired archeologist for the Midwest Archeological Center, on "The 'Audacious' Children of Africa and Their Circuitous Route to Nebraska" at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18, in the Edith Mortenson Center Theatre.
January's installment of Augustana's Third Sunday Archeology Program will feature speaker Jay Sturdevant, archeologist at the National Park Service's Midwest Archeological Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sturdevant's discussion on Village Life on the Upper Missouri: the Archeology and History of the Hidatsa will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21, at the Froiland Science Complex 113A/B (formerly GSC 100).
Dr. Adrien Hannus, professor of anthropology and director of the Archeology Laboratory at Augustana, will appear in an episode of "Time Team America," a science-reality series from PBS that sends archaeologists on a race against time to excavate historic sites around the nation airing at 9 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Augustana anthropology students, in collaboration with peers from the University of Exeter, are uncovering mysteries of how people lived more than 1,000 years ago.
The Third Sunday Archeology Program will feature Steven De Vore, National Park Service (NPS) archeologist for Midwest Archeological Center, discussing “Geophysics in Archeology: A National Park Service Perspective” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, in GSC 100.