February 2017: Ethnicity and Biology: Case Studies in Mexico and New Mexico


Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3pm

Dr. Heather JH Edgar

Ethnicity and Biology: Case Studies in Mexico and New Mexico

How do cultural trends and historical events shape the biology of populations? What are the biological correlates of culturally-defined groups? These two questions will be examined in two contexts, post-classic Mexico and contemporary New Mexico, using techniques from bioarchaeology and human biology Results show how the bicultural approach can be used to illuminate complex human population dynamics, and to draw connections between the past and present.


Unless otherwise noted Lectures are on Sundays at 3pm in Spiro Hall 2, Wagner College, 631 Howard Avenue (1 Campus Road), Grymes Hill, Staten Island, NY 10301

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Meet the speaker over coffee and cake following each lecture

For more information write: The Archaeology Society of Staten Island, P.O. Box 140504, Staten Island, NY 10314-0504, or visit our website www.siarchaeology.org

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