Lecturer to discuss life, death along the Nile

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Purdue University bioarchaeologist Michele Buzon will talk about her research in the ancient Nile Valley during a free, public lecture March 19 at the University of Louisville.

    UofL’s history and anthropology departments and the Archaeological Institute of America’s Kentucky Society are sponsoring the archaeology lecture as part of a series. The talk on “Life and Death along the Nile: Tales from the Tombs of Tombos,” will begin at 6 p.m. at UofL’s Center for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, 1606 Rowan St., in Portland.

    The anthropology professor will discuss her ongoing fieldwork at Tombos, an archaeological site in northern Sudan where a colonial community was established during expansion of the New Kingdom Egyptian Empire into Nubia. She will discuss how analysis of burials there yields examples of how a rich archaeological record can be used to understand past societies.

    For more information, check www.kyarchaeology.com or contact Jennifer Westerfeld at 502-852-3756 or jennifer.westerfeld@louisville.edu.

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    EDITORS: Michele Buzon’s photo is attached.

     

     

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    Judy Hughes is a communications and marketing specialist for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing, where she works in media relations and contributes to news about the university’s College of Arts and Sciences and Kent School of Social Work. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.