Lecture: Every Bone Tells A Story

Book cover: Every Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Lecture: Noon-1p.m.
Presenter: Dr. Peter Robertshaw
Location: CSUSB/Pfau Library
PL-4005 (4th Floor)

Dr. Peter Robertshaw co-authored the young adult book, Every Bone Tells A Story. Focusing on four controversial discoveries, the book conveys not only the thrill of making an important archaeological find, but also, and perhaps more importantly, the excitement of the subsequent research, analysis, and debates over the interpretations. One of these discoveries–the 5,300-year-old mummy, known as the Iceman, found frozen high in the Alps twenty years ago–will be highlighted in this lecture.

Dr. Robertshaw received his degrees in archaeology from Cambridge University in England. After a short stint working at a museum in South Africa, he was the assistant director of the British Institute in Eastern Africa (Nairobi, Kenya) for nine years. In this position he undertook archaeological research and fieldwork in several East African countries. He came to the USA in 1988, and taught for a year at the University of Georgia before joining CSUSB. He has continued to research the later prehistory of Africa, examining particularly the development of pre-colonial kingdoms in Uganda. He was named CSUSB’s outstanding professor in 2001-2002. Every Bone was a 2011 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award Finalist of the Young Adult Library Services Association.

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