Barry McNamara  |   Published April 25, 2016

Archaeology lab

Lorenzo lecture to feature details of College’s Native American artifacts collection
More than 12,000 years of human activity in western Illinois as recorded at Monmouth College will be discussed at an April 28 talk.

Monmouth College visiting assistant professor of classics Kristian Lorenzo will talk about “The Past, Present and Future of the Monmouth College Archaeology Research Laboratory” at 7:30 p.m. April 28 in the Pattee Auditorium of the Center for Science and Business.

Lorenzo’s talk, which is free and open to the public, will give an overview of the Monmouth College Archaeology Research Laboratory’s vast collection of prehistoric Native American artifacts.

The collection – which was the gift of an anonymous donor in 2010 – is one of the largest of prehistoric Native American artifacts locally available for study.

Monmouth’s collection includes thousands of prehistoric Native American artifacts, including spear points, pottery sherds, ax heads and arrowheads. Since the gift was made six years ago, Monmouth students have been accessing and cataloguing the artifacts, which represent human activity in western Illinois for the last 12,000 years.

Lorenzo’s talk is part of a series sponsored by the Monmouth classics department, in cooperation with the Western Illinois Society of Archaeological Institute of America.
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