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October 3, 2018

Lecture: Dr. Douglas W. Owsley, Smithsonian Institution

7:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m. End Time
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Buffalo Museum of Science 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo NY 14211

Life and Death in the Seventeenth-Century Chesapeake.

Douglas W. Owsley, division head for physical anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, is considered one of the foremost forensic anthropologists at work today. Listen as he discusses how specialized scientific testing and advanced imagery methods can increase our knowledge of the lives and death of the early American colonists. Highlights include “Jane,” the victim of survival cannibalism during the “Starving Time,” identification of four high-status men buried in the first church within James Fort (1608), and recent archaeology designed to locate important leaders buried in the second church dating to 1617.



Open to: everyone

Admission: $11    Student admission: $9    Faculty and Staff admission: $11

Admission is free to Buffalo Museum of Science members as well as members of the Houghton Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association.


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