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IUPUI Anthropology Club : Past Events

Brown Bag Lecture
February 9, 2006
Topic: Navaho Gender Shifting
Wesley Thomas, Ph.D., Professor, Indiana University

Dr. Wesley Thomas

Field Trip
November 2005
Anderson Mounds


Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis,
the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts,
the IUPUI Department of Anthropology,
and the IUPUI Anthropology Club
are proud to present

Dr. David Hurst Thomas

David Hurst Thomas, Ph.D.
Curator of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History
Author,
Skull Wars: Kennewick Man, Archaeology, and the Battle for Native American Identity

Meet and Greet with students
Date:
Thursday, 28 April 2005
Time: 5:00 P.M.
Location: IUPUI Archaeology Lab (CA431)

David Hurst Thomas Lecture
Date:
Friday, 29 April 2005
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Location: Informatics and Communication Technology Classroom (ICTC) Building, Room IT 152
Topic: "Are We Still Fighting the Skull Wars?: Repatriation in the 21st Century" (Details below)

When a 9,000-year-old human skeleton washed out of a Columbia River cutbank in 1996, it ignited a controversy that still rages on. Archaeologists proclaimed that "Kennewick Man" was one of the most important finds of the century and planned intensive scientific analysis. But many Native Americans declared such studies desecrated their ancestor and demanded the bones for reburial. An acrimonious and highly public argument ensued, complete with lawsuit.

In his lecture, archaeologist David Hurst Thomas traces the 500-year roots of the Kennewick Man controversy. Updating his bestselling book, Skull Wars: Kennewick Man, Archaeology, and the Battle for Native American Identity, Dr. Thomas discusses Thomas Jefferson's invention of scientific archaeology and chronicles the brutal massacres in which skulls of Indian warriors were sent east to build America's greatest museum collections. From the strange fates of Ishi and Qisuk to the long-standing power of native oral tradition, Thomas details the interactions between archaeologists and native people, and urges the two groups to define the common ground necessary to work together in the future.

Follow this link to visit the American Museum of Natural History's biographical webpage for Dr. Thomas:
http://www.amnh.org/science/divisions/anthro/bio.php?scientist=thomas

 

The Feast of the Hunter's Moon
Saturday, 2 October 2004
8:00 a.m.
Location: Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park, near West Lafayette, Indiana
The IUPUI Anthropology Club will meet in the IUPUI Archaeology Lab (CA431) at 8:00 a.m., and will carpool to the event. If you prefer making your own travel arrangements, the days and hours for the event are:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 2 October 2004
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, 3 October 3004
"The Feast of the Hunters' Moon is a re-creation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans which took place Fort Ouiatenon, a fur-trading outpost in the mid-1700s. It is held annually in early autumn on the banks of the Wabash River. Thousands of participants re-enact this event creating a feast for your senses. Smell the wood smoke, hear the report of the rifles, savor authentic food and more."
(Quote from the Tippecanoe County Historical Association web site.)

IUPUI Anthropology Club Meeting
Tuesday, 5 October 2004
3:00 p.m.
Location: IUPUI Archaeology Lab (CA431)
Featured Speaker: Noel Harrison, IUPUI Anthropology major
Topic: Graduate School Opportunities in Underwater Archaeology
Recommended Link:
The Society for Historical Archaeology's "Underwater Archaeology" web page

Indy Anth Film Series October Selection
Wednesday, 6 October 2004
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location: University College Building, Lower Level
"The Bone Collector"
Free movie! Free popcorn! Angelina Jolie!
Number of giant robots in this film: 0

Brown Bag Lecture
Thursday, 14 October 2004
12:00 Noon
Bring your lunch!
Location: IUPUI Archaeology Lab (CA431)
Featured Speaker: Professor Jay Siegel, Director of Forensic and Investigative Science, IUPUI Department of Chemistry, is one of only two forensic scientists certified by the state of Indiana.
Topic: Forensic and Investigative Science

IUPUI Anthropology Club Meeting
Tuesday, 19 October 2004

9:00 a.m.
Location: IUPUI Archaeology Lab (CA431)
Featured Speaker: Sara Head, IUPUI Anthropology major
Topic: Slope Wash Comparison Between Sites 12MA648 and 12MA649
(Sara worked with our own Professor K. Christine Glidden and the Next Step Education through Archaeology Project program at Fort Harrison State Park (formerly Fort Benjamin Harrison) in Indianapolis, during the summer of 2004.)

Brown Bag Lecture
Wednesday, 20 October 2004
12:00 Noon
Bring your lunch!
Location: IUPUI Archaeology Lab (CA431)
Featured Speaker: Dr. Della Cook, Associate Professor, Indiana University
Topic: Physical Anthropology

Midwest States Conference
Thursday, 21 October 2004 through Sunday, 24 October 2004
Location: St. Louis, Missouri

IUPUI Diversity Fair
Wednesday, 27 October 2004
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: UC115
Free Brown Bag Lectures, free movies, free popcorn, cheap sodas.... Do you feel like a mooch, yet? How about volunteering an hour (or more) of your free time to your IUPUI Anthropology Club? We still need volunteers to represent our club at the club table.

Lecture
Thursday, 28 October 2004
7:30 p.m.
Location: Cavanaugh Hall, Room 508 (CA508)
Featured speaker: Larry J. Zimmerman, Ph.D., R.P.A., Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Topic: Archaeological Ethics and the Treatment of the Dead

Dr. Larry J. Zimmerman

This illustrated lecture is open to the public, and is free of charge. Co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, Central Indiana Society, and the IUPUI Anthropology Club.
"The study of the dead provides a wealth of information about the past, but is a very sensitive issue for most people. Some groups maintain that archaeological study violates the rights of the dead or of people who are their descendants. Dr. Zimmerman's illustrated lecture examines sensitivities about death and the dead, looks at how archaeology studies mortality, addresses what it learns from the dead, and considers current debates about respect for the dead.  Please be aware that this presentation contains images of the dead as well as images of human skeletal materials that some people may find disturbing." (Thanks to Dr. Paul Mullins for the description of this event.)
Click here to visit Dr. Larry J. Zimmerman's web site

Haunted Housing with the IUPUI Anthropology Club
Saturday, 30 October 2004
5:00 p.m.
Location: Meet in IUPUI Archaeology Lab (CA431)
We will be car pooling to various local haunted houses.

IUPUI Anthropology Club Meeting
Tuesday, 2 November 2004
3:00 p.m.
Location: IUPUI Archaeology Lab (CA431)
Featured Speaker: Bryan J. "Danger" Dyer, IUPUI Anthropology major
Topic: Explaining the Movius Line

Brown Bag Lecture
Thursday, 11 November 2004
12:00 Noon

Bring your lunch!
Location: IUPUI Archaeology Lab (CA431)
Featured Speaker: Dr. Larry J. Zimmerman, Professor, IUPUI Department of Anthropology
Topic: The Wild Side of Midwestern Archaeology

Dr. Larry J. Zimmerman

"Did the ancient Welsh Prince Madoc visit Indiana? And who was that 9' 8" giant from Brewersville, anyway? Did Vikings visit Minnesota in the 14th Century? Does Bigfoot roam IUPUI at night carving Ogham runes around the campus? Dr. Zimmerman's heavily illustrated talk takes a light-hearted look--but with a serious intent--at the wild and often funny ideas the people of the Midwest have about the ancient past of the region."
Click here to visit Dr. Larry J. Zimmerman's web site

Indy Anth Film Series November Selection
Thursday, 11 November 2004
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: University College Building, Lower Level
"Medicine Man"
Free movie! (Yes!) Free popcorn! (Yes!) Sean Connery with a ponytail! (Huh?)
Number of giant robots in this film: 0

IUPUI Anthropology Club Meeting
Tuesday, 16 November 2004
9:00 a.m.
Location: IUPUI Archaeology Lab (CA431)
Featured Speaker: Andrés Garzón, IUPUI Anthropology major
Topic: Incan Culture, Modern Ecuador, and Peruvian Cities

Brown Bag Lecture
Tuesday, 23 November 2004
12:00 Noon
Bring your lunch!
Location: IUPUI Archaeology Lab (CA431)
Featured Speaker: Dr. James R. "Rick" Jones III, Indiana State Archaeologist, Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology
Topic: Archaeology in Indiana

IUPUI Anthropology Club Meeting
Tuesday, 7 December 2004
3:00 p.m.

Location: IUPUI Archaeology Lab (CA431)
Featured speaker: Zack Dickson, IUPUI Anthropology major
Topic: Limpopo River Valley Field School, Summer 2004

 

 
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