Candidates for museum position


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The three candidates who are finalists for the USU Eastern Museum’s curator of archeology will give presentations during the next two weeks in the museum at 155 East Main Street, second-floor classroom. The lectures are free and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.

  Dr. Timothy Riley presented a lecture titled, “Starch and Phytolith Clues to Past Subsistence Patterns Across the American West,” on Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. He focused on the reconstruction of subsistence patterns based on the recovery of plant microfossils from Earth ovens, groundstone and other artifacts, with strong consideration for the role of museum collections in this burgeoning field of paleoethnobotany. 

  Dr. Brian McKee’s will present a lecture titled, “Invisible” Structures on the Virgin River: Earthen Architecture of the Ancestral Puebloans,” on Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. His lecture will highlight recent excavations along the Virgin River east of St. George Utah revealed a previously undocumented class of wattle-and-daub surface structures dating to Basketmaker III to Pueblo I times.

 Dr. David Yoder’s lecture is titled, “North Creek Shelter: A Record of Change on the Northern Colorado Plateau,” on Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. In his presentation, he will examine big changes in prehistoric artifacts, features, and behaviors from 9,000 years ago; all by discussing data from an archaeological site called North Creek Shelter.

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