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Distinguished Scholar Series Announced

Contact: Ralph Derickson

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James Brown

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Dolores Piperno


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 3, 2003) -- The Anthropology Department in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences and the UK Graduate School have established a Visiting Distinguished Scholar lecture series. The first two lectures will be delivered Thursday, Sept. 4, and Friday, Sept. 5.

The Sept. 4 lecture will be about the Communal Social Order versus the Political Hierarchy in 11th Century Cahokia. The Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is located in Collinsville, Ill. Visit the Web site for further information. James Brown, Ph.D., professor of anthropology at Northwestern University, will deliver the lecture at 4 p.m. in 230 Student Center.

The Sept. 5 lecture titled Prehistoric Human Ecology in Neotropical Lowlands will be delivered by Dolores Piperno, Ph.D., a senior research scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City, Panama, and at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

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