Archaeology Lecture to Feature Andrew Kindon

Professor of anthropology and geography at West Valley College to speak Jan. 25 at The College of Wooster

22 January, 2016 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio – Andrew Kindon, professor of anthropology and geography at West Valley College, will present “Voices from the Edge: the Archaeology of Marginalized Pasts” on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The free public lecture, part of the Archaeology Lecture Series, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall (303 E. University St.). A reception will follow.

Kindon’s lecture will focus on research into two very different archaeological contexts: small Classic Maya sociopolitical centers in Belize and 19th century industrial limekilns in northern California.  In both cases the primary research interest is in how marginal populations can be brought into focus via archaeology and how these views from the edges of society can redefine our current understanding of how historic and prehistoric societies were organized.

He received his B.A. from Kenyon College and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). His primary teaching and research interests are in physical and cultural anthropology as well as archaeology. He was named the 2010 California Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Kindon’s lecture is sponsored by the Program in Archaeology, the Archaeology Student Colloquium, the Cultural Events Committee, the Archaeological Institute of America, and Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society. Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2042) or email.