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Scientist in the Spotlight: Erik Martin and Rusty Greaves

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Life Gallery - Naturalist Lab

Zooarchaeology with Erik Martin

Meet University of Utah zooarchaeologist Erik Martin and discover how prehistoric people lived in the southwest United States by analyzing the objects they left behind. Erik specializes in zooarchaeology, the study of animal bones from archaeological sites, and uses these to reconstruct how these people fed themselves throughout the changing climates of the past 10,000 years. Utah is full of some amazing archaeology for today's residents to see, but it is also important to ensure that these valuable resources are protected for future generations to come, learn why! 

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Meet University of Utah ethno archaeologist Russell Greaves and discover how he’s learning about ancient cultures by living with groups of people who are alive today. Archaeology uses observations about living people to help interpret the artifacts and contexts of archaeological finds. View archaeological objects and artifacts that are used by living hunting and gathering people and see a more complete picture of what people do with their tools.

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