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H. Kory Cooper, Purdue Univ.: "Copper Innovation and Social Complexity in Far Northwestern North America"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Department of the Classics
Location
Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana
Date
Feb 15, 2019   2:00 pm  
Speaker
H. Kory Cooper, Purdue University
Cost
Free and open to the public.
Contact
Professor Dan Leon Ruiz
E-Mail
dleon@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Calendar

Abstract: Copper use in far northwestern North America dates as early as 2,000 years ago (Central Arctic & Northwest Coast), but most of the archaeological evidence dates to around 1,000 years ago (Central Arctic & Western Subarctic). This presentation provides a comparative overview of native copper innovation among diverse hunter-gatherer groups across this vast region using archaeology, archaeometallurgy, and oral history. Engagement with Indigenous communities will be discussed as well as future directions of this program of research.

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