American Civil War to be discussed at OSU
Archaeologists and historians will discuss Oklahoma's Civil War history at an Oklahoma Anthropological Society meeting on Saturday.
STILLWATER — Speakers have been announced for the fall meeting of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society.
The event begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at Murray Hall on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater. Admission is $10.
Topics range from battlefield archaeology to a black perspective on the American Civil War, according to a news release. The event is coordinated by Stephen Perkins, an assistant professor and social anthropologist at OSU.
The keynote speaker is Steven Dasovich, of Missouri's Lindenwood University. He will discuss “Civil War Archaeology in the Trans-Mississippi West.”
Other speakers are:
• Bob Rea, historic sites director at the Oklahoma Historical Society, who will discuss battlefield archaeology in Oklahoma.
• Bruce Fisher, curator for development of the new black history exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center, who will speak about “The African American Perspective in Civil War Oklahoma.”
• Bill Corbette, of Northeastern State University, who will deliver a talk titled “Courting Disaster: The Five Civilized Tribes and the Civil War.”
Participants are invited to help form an Oklahoma Anthropological Society chapter in Stillwater. Perkins will advise the chapter, which will hold monthly meetings for programs on archaeology and anthropology.
For more information, contact Perkins by phone at (405) 744-6123 or by email at email@example.com.
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