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Portraits of Pompeii: Life, Death, and Archaeological Rediscovery

April 28, 2015 @ 6:10 PM - 8:10 PM


Once a vibrant community, now one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the world, Pompeii, the city at the base of Mt. Vesuvius, has fascinated natural and social scientists for decades. Dr. Karisa Terry, senior lecturer for the CWU Department of Anthropology, will present “Portraits of Pompeii: Life, Death, and Archaeological Rediscovery,” as part of the Douglas Honors College Lecture Series, Tuesday, April 28 at 6 p.m. in Dean Hall 103. The lecture is free to attend and open to the public.

Mt. Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 AD preserved the city of Pompeii and allowed researchers unprecedented access and insight into ancient roman life at the time. This lecture will explore how the nature of geographic orientation and cultural interactions created the archaeological site buried beneath the ash, and how excavations over the last 200 years have shaped our perceptions of typical Roman life ways.

Dr. Terry has been excavating archaeological sites for over 20 years in Lebanon, Israel, Siberia, Japan and the United States. She has authored and co-authored numerous book chapters and articles published in scholarly journals. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Washington State University.

For more information, contact the Douglas Honors College at 509-963-1900 or


April 28, 2015
6:10 PM - 8:10 PM
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Dean Hall room 103
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 United States
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