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November 29th, 2022

JCLS presentation rescheduled for December 5th

'Reading the Bones' will explore pre-contact North American bioarchaeology

The November Joan Crawford Lecture Series (JCLS) event, postponed due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled for Monday, December 5th at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Garrett College’s recital hall.

Dr. Ryan Harrod – whose academic specialization is in biological anthropology – will be the final JCLS presenter of the fall 2022 semester. His lecture, Reading the Bones, will examine bioarchaeology in pre-contact North America.

Harrod will explain how researchers studying human skeletal remains have helped enhance understanding of Indigenous cultures living in Canada, Mexico, and the United States prior to the arrival of Europeans. The talk will highlight some of the research, including his own, that has been conducted over the last several decades, with a focus on recent discoveries.

The talk will also discuss the shift in ethical approaches in recent years and why that is critical to developing and maintaining collaborative relationships between Indigenous communities and bioarcheological researchers.

The Joan Crawford Lecture Series was created by the Garrett College faculty to honor a dynamic educator who spent more than three decades at the College in a variety of administrative and faculty roles. JCLS presentations are free and open to the public. All JCLS presentations will be available to view online through the College's Facebook page. Lectures are live streamed and recordings are posted shortly after the event.