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The Michigan Anthropology Colloquia Series: “Winds, Currents, and Histories of Seafaring: How Oceanographic Effects Influenced Ancient Voyaging and the European ‘Age of Discovery’”

Scott M. Fitzpatrick, Director of Undergraduate Studies & Associate Director, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, University of Oregon
Monday, November 5, 2018
3:00-5:00 PM
411 West Hall Map
"For millennia, humans have developed different kinds of watercraft to travel across the world’s seas and oceans to settle new lands. The contacts they made with both pristine island ecologies and indigenous peoples dramatically changed the scope of human history in myriad ways that we are only beginning to understand. What environmental and social reasons influenced how humans traveled over open-ocean and how is archaeology and other scientific fields helping to decipher these clues? Here I examine how computer modeling, archaeological research, and other lines of evidence are providing answers to these questions, with a special focus on events that occurred in the Pacific and Caribbean."

The Michigan Anthropology Colloquia Series presents speakers on current topics in the field of anthropology.
Building: West Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: AEM Featured, Anthropology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Anthropology, Museum of Anthropological Archaeology