The Friends of Archaeology lecture series is the main focus of our organization. Through our lecture series we bring you expert scientists and explorers to share their experiences and inform us of new discoveries in archaeological research. Our lectures are free and open to the public.
Our first lecture of the season, Lecture No. 1, will be at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the University of St. Thomas, Houston, in Anderson Hall, Room 103. The subject of the lecture will be: The Nature of the Human Mind and How It Evolved, and the lecturer will be Dr. Kathleen R. Gibson, Professor Emerita of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas-Houston Dental School, Department of Orthodontics. Her research interests focus on the evolution of primate and human brains, cognition and language. She has been widely published and has held visiting professional positions at Rice, Oxford, and Cambridge Universities. Coffee and tea will be served at 4:30 p.m. and desserts will follow after the lecture.
Lecture No. 2 will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the University of St. Thomas, Houston, with the room number to be announced. Subject of the lecture will be Facial Reconstructions on Skulls. The presenter will be Amanda Danning, a forensic sculptor who has gained international recognition. Her facial reconstructions have been the subject of a number of museum exhibits and various television specials. Amanda speaks professionally throughout Texas on the historical figures who are the subjects of her forensic work and on the subject of sculpture.