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Jan 11

7:30 p.m. @ Waccamaw Higher Education Center
FREE (no ticket required)

Carolyn Dillian will give a talk on her archaeological research in Kenya on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m., in room 115 of the Waccamaw Center for Higher Education, 160 Willbrook Blvd., behind the Hampton Inn in Litchfield. This event is the bi-monthly meeting of the Waccamaw Chapter of the Archaeological Society of S.C. The talk is free, and it's co-sponsored by CCU’s Center for Archaeology and Anthropology. 

“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 with great antiquity. Archaeological evidence demonstrates that cattle and other domesticated animals first appeared in this region approximately 6,000 years ago. Though potentially a reliable source of food, today domestic animals such as cattle are also used to purchase young brides." Dillian will talk about her archaeological excavations and observations of modern tribal Dassanech people that provide a fascinating insight into how food and wealth are intertwined.

Contact Waccamaw Center, 843-349-6564 for additional information