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The Richard B. Johnston Memorial Lecture in Archaeology to Feature Yale University's Dr. Richard L. Burger

Dr. Burger to speak on 'New Perspectives on Machu Picchu: A Winter Palace of the Inca'

This year's Richard B. Johnston Memorial Lecture in Archaeology at Trent University will feature Dr. Richard L. Burger, who will discuss 'New Perspectives on Machu Picchu: A Winter Palace of the Inca' on Saturday, March 6 at 4 p.m. in the Bata Library Film Theatre – room 103.

All are welcome to attend this talk, co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, Trent University Archaeology Research Centre and the Department of Native Studies Pine Tree Talk Series. Admission is free of charge.

The Richard B. Johnston Memorial Fund provides a lecture in archaeology every three years in memory of the late Richard B. Johnston. In 1971 Prof. Johnston (Ontario archaeologist, d. 1986) left the University of Nebraska to join the Department of Anthropology at Trent University. He was chair of the department from 1975 to 1980.

Prof. Burger (Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley 1978) is a Professor of Anthropology at Yale University. After receiving his undergraduate degree in archaeology from Yale College and completing his doctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley, he became a member of the Yale faculty in 1981.

An archaeologist specializing in the Central Andes, Prof. Burger has carried out research in Peru for over two decades. He has directed excavations at Chavin de Huantar and Huaricoto in Peru's northern highlands and at Cardal, Mina Perdida and Manchay Bajo on Peru's central coast. In Peru, Prof. Burger has taught on the archaeology faculties of Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and the Pontificia Universidad Catolica and has served as Chair of the Senior Fellows of Pre-Columbian Studies at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC. He has also written numerous books and articles on South American prehistory.

Posted February 19, 2004

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