April 8, 2015

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will be given throughout the day beginning at 9:00 AM and end at 5:00 PM.

Located throughout the Kirkhof Center.

Poster Presentations

Posters will be displayed throughout the day beginning at 9:00 AM and ending at 5:00 PM. Student presenters will be available for at least one hour next to the poster.

Located in the Henry Hall Atrium and the Grand River Room of Kirkhof Center.

Panels, Performances, and more

There will be Panel Presentations, Film & Video Presentations, Art Exhibitions, and Performances throughout the day beginning at 9:00 AM and ending at 6:00 PM.

Located throughout the Mary Idema Pew Library and Lake Ontario Hall.

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SSD Abtract Book 2015

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Keynote Lecture: A Warming World and Changing Seas: An Archaeologist Looks at Climate Change

Dr. Brian Fagan
7:00 PM
2204 Pere Marquette, Kirkhof Center


Brian Fagan takes us on a fascinating journey through the challenges of ancient (and modern) rising sea levels and the events of the Medieval Warm Period a thousand years ago, to look at the multidisciplinary research behind the study of ancient climate change.

Dr. Fagan is a leading authority on the complex relationship between the environment, climate change and human society. Fagan has 46 books under his belt, including eight college textbooks familiar to two generations of archaeology students. For audiences ranging from business executives to high school students, his works position today’s highly publicized climate crisis in a crucial historical context and describes how humans have adapted to environmental changes over the eons.

Fagan is currently Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he has taught since 1967. He was born and educated in England, and spent six years as Keeper of Prehistory at the Livingstone Museum in Central Africa before relocating to the US. In addition to his books, Dr. Fagan has contributed more than 100 papers to scientific journals and has served as an archaeological consultant to the National Geographic SocietyTime/LifeEncyclopedia Britannica and Microsoft Encarta.

Dr. Brian Fagan

Dr. Brian Fagan
Emeritus Professor of Anthropology,
University of California at Santa Barbara