Anthropology Department Launches 2010 Kenneth Kidd Lecture Series February 25


Trent University’s Mayan Expert Dr. Gyles Iannone to
Deliver First Lecture

Monday, February 22, 2010, Peterborough

The Department of Anthropology at Trent University and the Trent University Archaeological Research Centre (TUARC) will launch the 2010 Kenneth Kidd Lecture series “Anthropology Goes Downtown” on Thursday, February 25 at 7 p.m. at Splice (379 George Street North) with a presentation by Trent anthropology professor and resident Mayan expert Dr. Gyles Iannone.

Dr. Iannone’s presentation, entitled Socio-Environmental Dynamics: A Long Term Perspective from the Ancient Maya World, is free and open to the public. This lecture will present the preliminary results, and future goals, of an ongoing archaeological study of socio-environmental dynamics in the ancient Maya world. The data that has been generated as part of this study spans two millennia. The resulting developmental sequence underscores the complexities inherent in the human-environment relationship.

The second and final lecture in the Kenneth Kidd series will be held on Tuesday, March 16 and will feature Dr. Tracy Prowse from the Department of Anthropology at McMaster University. Dr. Prowse will discuss Life and Death on an Imperial Roman Estate at Vagnari, South Italy, at Splice at 7 p.m.

The Kenneth Kidd Lecture series is named for the late Kenneth E. Kidd, first chair of Trent's Anthropology Department. Lectures in this series are given by visiting guests, Trent faculty and research fellows, and graduate students in Anthropology. All members of Trent and the Peterborough community are welcome at all events.


For more information, please contact:

Kristine Williams, Administrative Secretary, Anthropology, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x7851