Lecturer to discuss life, death along the Nile


    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.


    EDITORS: Michele Buzon’s photo is attached.



    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.