Our fourth lecture for the 2016-17 season
Trade, Travel and Ceremony
Dr. William A. Fox, Adjunct Professor in Anthropology Graduate Program, Trent University
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
The archaeological record of the Great Lakes Region, spanning some 12,000 years, includes tantalizing pieces of evidence concerning long distance contact between Indigenous peoples. A variety of social mechanisms have been proposed to explain the evidence, ranging from individual agency to corporate international relations and from down the line exchange to long distance travel. Evidence specific to particular time periods will be presented and the various explanatory paradigms discussed.