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Museum of Natural History welcomes speaker Oct. 22 for Archaeology Month

Published Oct. 14, 2019

In celebration of Archeology Month, the University of Louisiana Monroe Museum of Natural History welcomes environmental archaeologist Evan Peacock, Ph.D. He will present the seminar “One Shell of an Idea” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the orientation room of the museum on the first floor of Hanna Hall.


During his career, Peacock has found and recorded more than 1,000 archeological sites. Among the locations of his many excavations is Poverty Point World Heritage Site. Dianna Greenlee, Ph.D., ULM adjunct professor of geosciences and station archaeologist at Poverty Point, arranged for his visit.

WHAT: “One Shell of an Idea” with Evan Peacock, Ph.D.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22

WHERE: ULM Museum of Natural History, orientation room, first floor, Hanna Hall

COST: Free

INFO: Dianna Greenlee, 318-926-3314, greenlee@ulm.edu






Peacock is Professor Emeritus with the Department of Anthropology & Middle Eastern Cultures at Mississippi State University. His interest in archaeology sparked as an undergraduate at MSU. He earned a Master of Science with Distinction in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy and a Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Sheffield, England.

In “One Shell of an Idea” Peacock will discuss his method of analyzing the chemical contents of shell-tempered pottery to trace its origin. Peacock will discuss the project’s development and current results from shell analyses.  

The event is free and those interested are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Greenlee at 318-926-3314, greenlee@ulm.edu.