Mason to Hold Symposium on Archaeology and War

Posted: March 1, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, along with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, will sponsor a public symposium titled Archaeology and War on Friday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event will be held in Room E of the Johnson Center on Mason’s Fairfax Campus.

Experts, including James Snead, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at Mason, will speak on a variety of topics dealing with ancient cultures during times of war. Scheduled speakers are:

  • Elizabeth Arkush, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Virginia

  • Brandon Bies, cultural resource specialist with the National Park Service

  • Tony Pollard, project manager of archaeological research at the University of Glasgow

  • Clemens Reichel, research associate in the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago

  • Julie Solometo, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at James Madison University

A panel discussion will feature Mason professors Andrew Bickford, Sociology and Anthropology; and Christopher Hamner, Meredith Lair and Randolph Lytton, History and Art History.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Snead.

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