Tom D. Dillehay, "The First Peopling of the Americas"
Sponsored by East Tennessee Society, McClung Museum, Dept. of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee
AIA Society Event: East Tennessee (Knoxville)
Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Frank McClung Museum, University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
This is an illustrated lecture, free and open to the public. It will be followed by a reception.
Dr. Tom D. Dillehay is Rebecca Webb Wilson University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Religion, and Culture at Vanderbilt University. He has conducted fieldwork in Peru, Chile, Argentina and other South American countries as well as in the U.S. He is internationally recognized for ground-breaking and highly interdisciplinary scientific research. He also won international fame for discovering at Monte Verde in Chile the earliest evidence for human presence in the Americas, dated more than 14,000 years ago. Dr. Dillehay has written 18 books and more than 200 articles. He has received numerous international and national awards for his research and teaching and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Aleydis Van de Moortel