Inauguration Lecture Series

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The Prehistory of Home | Guest Speaker: Jerry Moore, Ph.D.

Tuesday, April 29 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Loker Student Union Ballroom B

In conjunction with the Student Research Symposium taking place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The concept of home has deep meaning for most people. It may go even deeper for Jerry Moore, professor of anthropology at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He’s been – as he calls it – “digging into people’s home for 30 years,” searching for clues that help to unravel a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human?

Join the author of “The Prehistory of Home,” recipient of the Society for American Archaeology’s 2014 Award for the best archaeology book written for a popular audi¬ence, as he discusses his book on this concept called ‘home.’

Dr. Moore's Bio

Dr. Jerry Moore earned a doctorate and a master’s degree in anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a bachelor’s in anthropology from California State University, Stanislaus. He specializes in prehistoric cultural landscapes and built environments, archaeology of Andean South America, and archaeology of Western North America. Moore has edited and authored numerous articles and books, including "Architecture and Power in the Prehispanic Andes: The Archaeology of Public Buildings" (Cambridge University Press, 1996), "Visions of Culture: An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists" (Altamira/Rowman and Littlefield Press 4th edition, 2012), "Cultural Landscapes in the Prehispanic Andes: Archaeologies of Place" (University Press of Florida, 2005), and, "The Prehistory of South America: Ancient Cultural Diversity on the Least Known Continent" (University Press of Colorado; forthcoming June 2014).