February 4, 2009|
From: Laura Harris, Director of Media Relations
ULM Friends of the Museum offers lineup of speakers for spring semester; first presentation Feb. 17
The Friends of the Natural History Museum at the University of Louisiana at Monroe invites the public to attend a great lineup of guest speakers scheduled during the spring semester.
February’s speaker is archaeologist and adjunct professor of geosciences, Diana Greenlee.
Greenlee, an archaeologist at Poverty Point Station, will deliver her presentation on “Big, Beautiful and Built: The Earthworks of Poverty Point” at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the museum, located on the third floor of Sandel Hall.
As station archaeologist, Greenlee realizes that visitors to Poverty Point State Historic Site may be a bit “underwhelmed” by the earthen architecture they see, or tend to discount items found in backyards as not being “all that special."
That Poverty Point is a National Historic Landmark, a National Monument and is one of three archaeological sites on the U.S. World Heritage Tentative List suggests otherwise, according to Greenlee, who points out “it is, indeed, a very special place.”
Greenlee, in her talk, will try to “provide a local, national and global context by which the earthworks of Poverty Point can be appreciated for the magnificent cultural achievements that they are.”
The Friends of the Museum will hold a business meeting at 6 p.m., followed by Greenlee’s presentation at 6:30.
Upcoming speakers include:
For more information, contact ULM Professor John Carr at 318-342-1796 or email at email@example.com.