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Phil Lord <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 23 Aug 2001 07:52:36 -0400
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This will be of interest to some of you. Note the one on September 5th!

The Museum Series
Learning from Collections - Museum Anthropology

August 29, 2001
Wednesday 7:00 PM FREE in the Museum Theater
Dr. John P. Hart
Rewriting Iroquoian Prehistory

Director of Research and Collections Dr. John P. Hart will discuss how his recent research using the archaeological collections of the New York State Museum has changed the history of maize-beans-squash agriculture (the "Three Sisters") and longhouses in the State.

September 5, 2001
Wednesday 7:00 PM FREE in the Museum Theater
Gay Malin
Bringing Early Albany to Life: "Pearl" and the Facial Reconstruction Process

Learn how an archaeological find--a 300 year old skull recently found in a downtown Albany Lutheran cemetery site--was transformed into "Pearl", a woman who died in the early 1700's. Gay Malin will discuss how archaeology, forensic science, and art are used in the facial reconstruction process.

September 12, 2001
Wednesday 7:00 PM FREE in the Museum Theater
Lisa Anderson
Prehistoric Warfare: A Puzzle for Repatriation

Museum Bioarchaeologist Lisa Anderson will speak on evidence for ritual warfare among Native American groups in late prehistory and the special problem this evidence poses under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

September 19, 2001
Wednesday  7:00 PM FREE in the Museum Theater
Dr. Penelope Drooker
Caring for the Morgan Collection

Join Anthropology Curator Dr. Penelope Drooker as she discusses the Museum's flagship collection of mid-nineteenth century Seneca Iroquois garments, tools, weapons, and ceremonial objects, gathered by the pioneer American anthropologis Lewis Henry Morgan. Learn about some of the people who made and used these items, and about a recent major project to conserve the most fragile pieces and rehouse the entire collection.

Philip Lord, Jr.
Director, Division of Museum Services
New York State Museum
Room CEC 3097 - Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY
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(518) 674-0134
Website: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/services.html