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Unearthed: Amazing Accomplishments of Eastern Missouri’s Prehistoric Cultures
Thursday, November 9, 2017 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PMFree
St. Louis County Library – Florissant Valley Branch
195 New Florissant Road, South
Florissant, MO 63031 United States + Google Map
FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. Register below!
Featured Speaker: Joe Harl, archaeologist, Archaeological Research Center of St. Louis
It’s a common belief that prehistoric peoples lived in simple huts and wore little clothing, that every day was a struggle to survive. Archaeological investigations at prehistoric sites are revealing this familiar misconception is far from the truth. Our prehistoric ancestors developed rich and elaborate cultures we are only just beginning to appreciate. Archaeologist, Joe Harl, shares the accomplishments of these prehistoric residents and shows how reintroducing their foods, medicines, and ideas could improve our lives today.
Presented in conjunction with Native American Heritage Month.
Unearthed is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis, St. Louis County Libraries, the Photosynthetic Research Antenna Center (PARC), and Washington University’s Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (under a St. Louis project grant). Science in St. Louis is based upon work supported as part of the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC), an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award Number DE-SC0001035. We also would like to thank the National Science Foundation for support awarded to Kaitlyn Faries through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program under Award Number DGE-1143954.