Saturday, Apr 22, 2017

AIA Lecture: Columbus and Cannibals in the Land of Cotton

Time: 12:00 pm til 1:00 pm

Location: UNF Archaeology Lab

Description: Columbus and Cannibals in the Land of Cotton

Dr. William Keegan, Florida Museum of Natural History

In the decade prior to the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s voyage there was a mad scramble to “discover” where Columbus made first landfall in the Americas.  Historians, geographers, geologists, navigators, computer specialists, journalists, and even archaeologists joined the hunt. Three locations still claim that honor. However, in the process of trying to solve this mystery, it became clear that virtually everything we thought we knew about Columbus was wrong.  This lecture focuses on archaeology's contributions to revealing the mysteries surrounding Columbus's voyages.  In the process Dr. Keegan will take the audience through lands of cotton and cannibals, and explore new research into production and exchange in the prehistoric Caribbean. The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Archaeology Lab. On Saturday, parking is free and the faculty /staff/vendor spaces are open to everyone. For more information, contact Melva Price at (904)241-9411 or aiajaxsoc@gmail.com

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FPAN is posting this event as a courtesy, we will neither be hosting nor attending this event.

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