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From Bones to Behavior: Human-Animal Relationships through Time
December 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for a lecture by Levent Atici, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
After receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard University, Atici joined UNLV in 2007 and founded the UNLV Zooarchaeology Laboratory in 2009. Atici’s research covers the full spectrum of human-animal interactions from hunting to specialized pastoralism. His current research program in his native Turkey comprises field work at multiple Neolithic (ca. 12,000 to 8000 years before Current Era) and Bronze Age (ca. 5000-3000 years before Current Era). Atici has extensively published on the last hunter-gatherers, first farmers, and food provisioning systems in complex societies. Atici’s talk will survey important milestones in human-animal interactions including origins and spread of animal domestication and development of specialized animal management systems.
This program is free with museum membership or paid general admission to the Springs Preserve.