UNCW Anthropology Department Sponsors New Emerging Scholars Lecture on African American Archaeology
Monday, September 17, 2012
A new Emerging Scholars Lecture sponsored by the UNC Wilmington Department of Anthropology focuses on the silent objects of the past and the insights into recent American history that they reveal.
The department has invited archaeologist John Roby, an expert in the archaeology of African American people, to share the discoveries he's made at a Pennsylvania site that was home to six generations of free settlers after the American Revolution.
His presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m., Sept. 20, in the Clock Tower Lounge. It is free and open to the campus community and the general public.
Roby, who holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the State University of New York at Binghamton, explores the struggles undergone by African American settlers in the post-American Revolution era.
His work focuses on the historical archaeology of race and capitalism, particularly the period of transition from slavery to freedom. His research on the 153-acre Perkins-Dennis Farm in northeastern Pennsylvania allows people of present-day society to better understand the challenges its settlers faced.
With the Emerging Scholars Lecture, the anthropology department invites the campus and community to examine the cultural and social impact history has on the world today.
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