On Friday, February 7, Sarah McClure, associate professor at the University of California Santa Barbara, will present the first lecture in the 2020 Michigan Anthropology Colloquia Series. McClure will discuss the spread of farming (ca. 8000 years ago), which ushered in a new chapter in Europe’s cultural and environmental history. The translocation of plants and animals instigated the reorganization of economic activities that reshaped landscapes, communities, and even human biology. Within this broader context, McClure presents new data from the earliest Neolithic villages on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia to explore the timing, tempo, and nature of Neolithic domestic animal management, and its long-term cultural, biological, and ecological effects in the Adriatic and throughout Europe. These lectures are free and open to the public.

Friday, February 7, in Room 411, West Hall. 3 to 5 p.m.