One of the things that sets humans apart from animals is our ability to create symbols for communication; when did this begin, and how did it help us survive while other species (i.e., Neanderthals) died out? As a PhD student, Jennifer Midori Miller's dissertation research examines how subtle differences in manufacture, form and use-wear of Stone Age beads can reveal cultural information. In this talk, she will explore how archaeological research on these diminutive beads can reveal a wealth of information. She will delve into the oldest known examples of personal ornaments, the role they played in our species success, and the function that they continue to perform in our daily lives.
Speaker: Jennifer Midori Miller, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta
Talking Archaeology is a public lecture series that explores Alberta's history and rich archaeological heritage. It is presented by the Archaeological Society of Alberta: Edmonton Centre - the most northern chapter of the Archaeological Society of Alberta.
This event is FREE. Your RSVP is appreciated, please register now. Light refreshments will be served.