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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Special Lecture: 'Life and Death in 17th-Century Chesapeake' - Today

Please join us for a special lecture, "Life and Death in the 17th-Century Chesapeake, presented by Douglas W. Owsley, division head for physical anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, at 7:00 p.m. today, October 3, at the Buffalo Museum of Science.

Dr. Owsley is considered one of the foremost forensic anthropologists at work today. He will discuss how specialized scientific testing and advanced imagery methods can increase our knowledge of the lives and deaths of the early American colonists. Highlights include “Jane,” the victim of survival cannibalism during the “Starving Time”; identification of four high-status men buried in the first church within James Fort (1608); and recent archaeology designed to locate important leaders buried in the second church dating to 1617.

This lecture is cosponsored by the Anthropology Department and the Houghton Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association. The lecture is included with paid admission to the museum. More information is available on the Buffalo Museum of Science website.

Submitted by: Susan E Maguire