February 17, 2014 - Harrogate, Tennessee — The Lincoln Memorial University Paul V. Hamilton School of Arts and Humanities will welcome Dr. Kandace D. Hollenbach, interim director of the Archaeological Research Laboratory at the University of Tennessee College of Arts and Sciences, on Friday, February 21, 2014, for an open lecture from 1:30-3 p.m.

Hollenbach’s talk entitled “5,000 Years of Occupation in Tuckaleechee Cove: Archaeological Research at the Townsend Sites, Blount County, Tennessee” will take place in room 348 of the Hamilton Mathematics and Science Building, and is free and open to the public. She will also lead a research workshop for all LMU faculty members earlier in the day.

Hollenbach has 16 years of experience as an archaeologist and paleoethnobotanist. She has analyzed plant remains from archaeological sites in the Southeast that span from 100 to 13,000 years ago. Her research interests include settlement and mobility strategies of early foragers, shifts from foraging to food production and foodways of prehistoric and historic peoples of the Eastern Woodlands. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a PhD from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

For more information on the lecture, contact Dr. Chris Underwood, assistant professor of history, at 423.869.6247.

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