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CCU archaeologist speaks for Phi Alpha Theta

March 5, 2013

Archaeologist Carolyn Dillian will be the keynote speaker at the Phi Alpha Theta induction ceremony on Tuesday, March 19, at 4 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University. This event is free and open to the public.

Dillian's talk is titled "African Origins of Animal Herding: An Archaeological Investigation." An assistant professor of archaeology in the Department of History at CCU, Dillian serves as director of the CCU Prehistoric Archaeological Field School and is a field director for the Koobi Fora Field School in Kenya. She earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds M.S. and B.A. degrees in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists, she has worked on field excavations in the United States and in Kenya.

Phi Alpha Theta is the history honor society for undergraduate and graduate students, and professors of history. It is a charter member of the Association of College Honor Societies and has more than 350,000 members, with about 9,500 new members joining each year through 860 local chapters.

This year's Phi Alpha Theta inductees are:

Hosea Amos Jr. of Surfside Beach

Grace Burleson of Myrtle Beach

Joseph Cannon of Murrells Inlet

Christian Dilger of Little Silver, N.J.

Jennifer Dorman of Galivants Ferry

Mark Jessup of Conway

Nicole Johnson of Lexington

Arthur Kelley of Letohatchee, Ala.

Michael Koziarski II of Myrtle Beach

Jessie Leonard of Garden City

Taylor Neeley of Columbia

Woodrow Nesbit, Jr. of Georgetown

Daniel Pfister of Columbia, Md.

Nicholas Posner of Seaford, N.Y.

Stephanie Toneva of Myrtle Beach

Cory Woerner of Seaville, N.J.

For more information, contact John Navin at 843-349-2437 or