Dr. David H. Dye will present the Early Inhabitants of the Mid-South Area (800AD –1600AD)
Dr. Dye is an Associate Professor and Faculty advisor to Undergraduate Archaeology Majors at the University of Memphis and serves on the Tennessee Archaeological Advisory Council. He holds a Ph.D. in Gulf Formational Cultures in the Western Tennessee Valley, Washington University in St. Louis, 1980.
Dr. Dye’s interest focuses on, within Eastern Woodland archaeology, the Mississippian conflict and cooperation, political organization, exchange, and religion. His newest publication War Paths, Peace Paths explores the relationship of conflict and cooperation throughout prehistory in the Eastern Woodlands and reveals new insights into the political and religious nature of warfare. His approach to archaeology is multidisciplinary, drawing on cultural anthropology, folklore, iconography, and ethno-history. His research orientation is the material culture and political history of the Mid-south, focusing on Mississippian elites. He also documents symbolic weaponry and ceramic iconography from the Mid-south through photography. For a list of his books and papers go to http://memphis.academia.edu/DavidDye
Monday October 6, 2014 at 7 pm
Wunderlich Auditorium at Memphis University School. Enter from Park Ave. and follow the WTHS signs.