Dr. Brian Andrews, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice, will present “The Ice Age and Beyond: Recent Research in the Archaeology of Northeastern Oklahoma” at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, in the Baird Hall Performance Studio. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Andrews is an anthropological archaeologist interested in prehistoric hunter-gatherer adaptation. He has conducted research throughout the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, examining questions of mobility, settlement, technology, spatial patterning, and social organization.
About 11,000 years ago, the ancient ancestors of modern Native Americans first came to Oklahoma. The archaeological record of this occupation suggests that these groups of hunters and gatherers adapted to changing environments after the end of the last Ice Age, starting as relatively small, mobile social groups and eventually forming large and socially complex civilizations.
Andrews will talk about these historical developments, as well as his ongoing excavations and research at Goodson Shelter near Chelsea.
The lecture is presented by the RSU Faculty Development Committed the School of Liberal Arts. A map of the Claremore campus can be found at www.rsu.edu/campusmap.
For more information about the presentation, contact Andrews at 918-343-7684.