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Frances Humphrey Lecture Series: Early Textiles in the Great Basin by Pat Barker

 08/25/2022  |  06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  NSM-Carson City  |  Registration Required

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series

Come join us for a brief discussion on Early Textiles in The Great Basin. The last ten years has brought significant changes in our understanding of how people lived in the Great Basin. People have been here longer and doing different things than previously thought. We now know that people were making complex textiles more than 9,000 years ago. These textiles highlight women’s contributions to economic and social life, as well as, suggesting a different adaptation than previously imagined. Life in the Great Basin over the last 14,000 years encompassed more that hunting and gathering for survival. Come and find out how they lived. Presenter Pat Barker earned a Ph.D. in anthropology in 1982 from the University of California, Riverside. Since 1986 he worked as an archaeologist for the Bureau of Land Management and since 1988 was the lead archaeologist for the BLM Nevada State Office. Dr. Barker retired from the BLM in 2006. His archaeological research experience includes work in Southern California, the Mojave Desert, Eastern California and the Great Basin and his ethnographic experience includes work in Samoa, Southern California, and the Great Basin. Dr. Barker’s long-term archaeological interests in the Great Basin include prehistoric land management; fire and human ecology; political evolution, prehistoric sandals and other textiles; and prehistoric rock art. He is a Research Associate in Anthropology at the Nevada State Museum. Dr. Barker is a past President of the Board of Directors of the Nevada Rock Art Foundation and of the Board of Directors of the Great Basin Anthropology Association. His teaching experience includes upper division and graduate level courses on historic preservation law and policy; the history of Indian-White relations in the United States; as well as Great Basin archaeology and ethnography. This lecture will be presented in person and on Zoom. Admission is $10 for adults, members and children age 17 and under are free.

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Maximum Participants: 45

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