The Peopling of the Americas: Recent Research and Perspectives

15 Sep 2018 8:15 AM | Maria Sprehn

Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, D.C. September 15 Symposium

The annual symposium of the Pre-Columbian Society/D.C. will take place in Washington on Saturday, September 15, 2018.  This year’s symposium title is “The Peopling of the Americas: Recent Research and Perspectives.”  Six archaeologists (including one with a focus on genetics) will address the still controversial topic of when and how people first arrived in the New World, their migration routes, and the process by which they spread throughout the North and South American continents.

David Meltzer of Southern Methodist University will serve as symposium moderator.  Other speakers include James Adovasio of Florida Atlantic University; Jon Erlandson of the University of Oregon; Kelly Graf of Texas A & M University; David Kilby of Texas State University, and Jennifer Raff of the University of Kansas.

Registration is now open for this  one-day event.  Program details and registration information are available on the PCS website: www.pcswdc.org.  Please note that there is a special registration rate for enrolled students.

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