Speaker Series: From Historic Battlefields to Modern Conflict Zones: Techniques and Taphonomy

Jun 12 2019 - 5:00pm

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About this event
How can archeology help us solve contemporary problems? Join us as Dr. Melissa Connor discusses how techniques developed by Midwest Archeological Center personnel to record and interpret historic battlefields were taken into modern conflict zones in former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. Projects for International Tribunals and humanitarian efforts continued to use and expand this expertise. Understanding how human remains decay (their taphonomy) is a key part of these efforts. Connor will share how her current work at Colorado Mesa University's Forensic Investigation Research Station helps us understand taphonomy in arid climates. This public talk is part of a speaker series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Midwest Archeological Center. Visitors to the Denney Federal Building must have a valid photo ID and pass through a security screening area. Limited visitor parking is available on the ground floor of the Federal parking garage at the corner of N Street and Centennial Mall.
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Denney Federal Building Room 124
100 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, NE 68508
United States