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Lecture by Shannon Crewson

March 1, 2023 @ 19:00 21:00

Shannon Crewson (Homer & Dorothy Thompson Fellow, The Canadian Institute in Greece; Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, McMaster University)

“The Challenges of Representing Long-Term Histories: A Middle Pleistocene – Anthropocene Case Study at Stelida, Naxos”

This talk will present a discussion on Shannon’s research while under the tenure of the Homer and Dorothy Thompson fellowship at the CIG. Focussing on the narrative approaches to writing prehistory for public audiences – this talk will address the issues faced by archaeologists when mobilizing knowledge for both academic and non-academic audiences. Using Stelida, Naxos – whose human engagement with the site spans from at least 200,000 years ago – as a case study, this talk will provide an overview of the themes that have represented the history of human experience at the site. Discussing how a thematic approach to a small-scale site can aid in the “accessibility” of prehistory.

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