LANCASTER – The third annual Anthropology Expo has been set for Friday, October 24. This year’s theme is “Anthropology in the Real World,” focusing on what students can do with a degree in Anthropology. The afternoon event from noon to 4 p.m. features guest speakers discussing their anthropology careers and an alumni Q&A session.
Dr. Duncan Earle, Professor of Anthropology at Marymount California University, will serve as keynote speaker for the evening segment. Dr. Earle has been involved in research on the contemporary Maya and their ancestors for more than 35 years. He has also been a vocal advocate for Maya culture, human rights, and political self- determination. Currently, he is working on groundbreaking applied anthropology for rain forest conservation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Dr. Earle has said that his research and advocacy is a “life-long calling to aid the least prosperous, especially the rural smallholder and the shantytown migrant, and to help create sustainable livelihoods in balance with nature.”
A 6 p.m. meet & greet reception with Dr. Earle will proceed his 7 p.m. talk, “Maya Kiché State Power Expressed in Sacred Landscapes: Popol Vuh, G’umarcaj, and the Path of Aj Q’ij Initiation.”
All events will be held in the Health & Sciences Building Lecture Hall (HS-201).
The student Anthropology Club is selling raffle ticket until the Expo to win a DNA Ancestry Kit from National Geographic. The winner will contribute their genetic information to the Human Genome Project. Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket, $12 for three tickets or $20 for five tickets. The winner will be selected just prior to Dr. Earle’s talk.
If you are interested in purchasing raffle tickets or for more information, contact the Anthropology Instructor, Darcy Wiewall, at firstname.lastname@example.org.