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Adventures in Cuban Archaeology  

Oct/21/2010 - Oct/21/2010
Location: Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians will present an illustrated talk by John O’Hear entitled "Adventures in Cuban Archaeology" in the museum auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2010.

Admission is free and seating is limited.

John O’Hear has recently retired from his position as archaeologist with the Cobb Institute of Archaeology at Mississippi State University. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in anthropology from the University of Alabama, and has conducted postgraduate work at the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is past president of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference. In addition to his extensive archaeological experience in the Southeastern United States, O’Hear has worked in Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Jordan, and Israel.

Fluent in Spanish having grown up in Argentina, O’Hear has long been interested in the culture and archaeology of Latin America. Ten years ago, when the University of Alabama began a Cuba Initiative program, he joined archaeologists James Knight and John Worth to work with Cuban archaeologists in the area near the city of Cienfuegos, about 150 miles southeast of Havana. Since the beginning of the project, O’Hear has made ten trips to Cuba, studying archaeological sites that relate to the period of early Spanish contact. His talk will be “part travelogue, part politics, and part archaeology.”

We urge everyone to come and bring a friend (or two). This will be an informative and entertaining talk. Light refreshments will be served.

Call 601-446-6502 for more information.


Part of Archaeology Month in Mississippi.


Contact: Jim Barnett
Phone: 601-446-6502
Fax: 601-446-6503

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