Paul Minnis, Professor of Anthropology, University of Oklahoma
Thursday, November 29, 2 PM
Haury Room 215
Title: Thinking Like an Archaeologist; Thinking Like an Engineer: Utilitarian Archaeology
Abstract: There are various way that archaeology can contribute to solving current problems. An approach, Utilitarian Archaeology, can compliment a more traditional archaeology. The potential for archaeology to contribute to a sustainable food supply is provided as a potential example of a utilitarian archaeology.
Short Bio: Paul Minnis is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma and specializes in archaeology and prehistoric ethnobotany. He has been President of the Society of Ethnobiology, Treasurer and Press Editor for the Society for American Archaeology, and co-founder of the Southwest Symposium. This year he is a University Ruin Scholar and a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer.