Former USD Anthropologist to Speak on South Dakotas Impact on Archaeology
Zimmerman, who taught at USD from 1974 to 1996, will discuss the many impacts of the 14th century Crow Creek Massacre, which was discovered in 1978 near present-day Chamberlain, South Dakota. He will relate his study of the massacre site to the movement to repatriate human remains and artifacts, the growth of Indigenous archaeology, his use of archaeology to understand contemporary homelessness and even his recent work with the FBI on the largest case of artifact looting and trafficking in U.S. history.
The lecture will be heavily illustrated and will include some images of human remains and discussion of a few topics that may cause distress to some people.
The USD Department of Anthropology and Sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences is sponsoring the talk. For more information, contact Tony Krus, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology, at 605-677-5402.
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