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April 11, 2017

Anthropology Colloquium Series to host renowned biological anthropologist

Submitted by Marta Alfonso Durruty

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The Anthropology Program Colloquium Series presents "American Dispersals: Merging the Genetic, Archaeological and Paleoenvironmental Records," by Dennis O'Rourke at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 14, in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room.

O'Rourke is a foundation distinguished professor, director of the ancient DNA Laboratory and associate director of the Laboratories of Biological Anthropology at the University of Kansas. 

O'Rourke's research focuses on the use of molecular genetic methods to address long-standing questions in prehistory. Most recently, he has focused on ancient DNA methods to investigate the colonization and dispersal of the North American Arctic, and how this informs us about the earlier initial colonization of the Western Hemisphere. Utilizing genomic analyses of both human and archaeofaunal and archaeobotanical materials, O'Rourke's research is at the intersection of anthropological genetics, bioarchaeology and paleoecology.

All are invited to attend the lecture.