ASM Roland Lecture: Edward A. Jolie, "The Fiber of Their Being: Ancient Basketry at ASM"


Nov 17 2017 - 7:00pm

ASM curates basketry and related crafts that span millennia and offer a rare window into the sophistication of past weavers who are ancestral to many diverse and vibrant traditions in the Southwest today. Select examples from ASM’s unmatched collections provide a unique point of departure to explore enduring questions we have about long term change and continuity in basketweaving, population movement, cultural diversity, and ritual practices.

Friday, November 17, 2017
7:00 p.m. @ CESL 102
Free & Open to All
Reception Follows Program

Edward A. Jolie is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA, and Director of the Perishable Artifact Laboratory, which receives archaeological and historic objects for identification, analysis, and documentation. Ed is of mixed Oglala Lakota/Hodulgee Muscogee descent, and a citizen of the Creek Nation of Oklahoma. His primary research interests are in North American archaeology, perishable technologies worldwide, past and present social and cultural diversity, and Native Americananthropologist relations.

This is a presentation of the Arnold and Doris Roland Distinguished Speaker Series, made possible by the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Roland. Reception underwritten by the ASM Director’s Council.

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