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Texas A&M Professor to Present Frison Institute Lecture Sept. 23


September 16, 2010 — Texas A&M anthropology professor Ted Goebel, regarded as an expert in First American studies and lithic analysis, will present the 12th annual George C. Frison Institute Lecture at 2:10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23.

Goebel's presentation, free and open to the public, will be in Room 310 of the Classroom Building. A reception follows in the Anthropology Building, located at 12th and Lewis streets.

Titled "The Beringian Origins of the First Americans: Do Genes, Bones, and Stones Tell the Same Story?," Goebel's presentation will address many aspects of how modern humans traveled through northeast Asia and into the Americas. The talk will draw on research from molecular genetics, human paleontology, and especially archaeology.

The George C. Frison Institute for Archaeology and Anthropology promotes the research and educational mission of the department of anthropology by funding archaeological research in Wyoming and the Rocky Mountains. This lecture is also part of Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month, sponsored by the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office.

 

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