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Taste of UIS series examines Neanderthal society

March 21, 2007

Contact: Mary Caroline Mitchell, 217/206-7395, mmitc1@uis.edu

SPRINGFIELD -- The third program in the spring Taste of UIS: Distinguished Faculty/Alumni Lunchtime Lectures, sponsored by the University of Illinois Alumni Association at UIS, will be Thursday, April 12, at Maldaner's Upstairs, 222 South Sixth St., Springfield. The program is open to the public; however, reservations are required.

"Rain Clouds and Test Pits: First Season of Fieldwork in a Neolithic Flint Workshop in Germany" will feature Dr. Lynn Fisher, UIS associate professor of Sociology/Anthropology, who will share findings from her research into prehistoric hunter-gatherer societies and archeological digs in southern Germany. The work is part of a two-year project, funded by the National Science Foundation, that is a collaboration between UIS and the University of Tübingen, Germany.

The program will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes a buffet lunch. Cost is $20 per person, $15 for Alumni Association members and their guests. Make reservations no later than April 5 by calling Alumni Relations at 217/206-7395, registering on-line at www.uiaa.org/spfld/, or e-mailing alumni@uis.edu.



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