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Thursday May 11, 2017

“Mussel shells, fish bones, and charcoal: using archaeobiological data to examine past environments”
Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Moore, Curator of Archaeology, VMNH

The archaeology collections at VMNH include materials from the last Ice Age to the 20th century. In addition to the ceramics, stone tools, nails, bricks, and other artifacts typically found at archaeological sites, these collections also include plant and animal remains.

On Thursday, May 11 at 6 p.m., Dr. Elizabeth Moore, curator of archaeology at VMNH, will discuss the process by which these fragile remains are collected and how they can be used to examine human environmental interactions and reconstruct past environments.

"2nd Thursday Science Talks" take place on the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. from September through May and free to attend. Presentations are delivered by VMNH curators, research associates and collaborating scientists.  Geared towards audiences with a keen interest in science, the presentations also increase awareness of the varied and unique scientific career paths available to students.

This presentation is the final one for the 2016-17 season.  The first presentation for the 2017-18 season of "2nd Thursday Science Talks" will take place September 14, 2017.

Tags: Museums, Virginia Museum of Natural History