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4 p.m. @ Edwards Recital Hall, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Carolyn Dillian will be our guest speaker
In Northern Kenya today, young men work hard to accumulate wealth in the form of livestock, in order to marry. Cattle, in particular, are an important form of wealth that has great antiquity. Archaeological evidence demonstrates that cattle and other domesticated animals first appeared in this region approximately 6000 years ago. Yet we do not know how, or why, people changed from a traditional hunting and gathering way of life to one that revolved around herding animals. Archaeological excavations and studies of the modern Dassanech tribe provide a way to address these questions. This lecture will present ongoing archaeological and anthropological research in Kenya and propose the importance of young girls and marriage as a driving force for this change.
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