DATE: Jan. 25, 2011
ARCHAEOLOGIST TO SPEAK IN VERO BEACH THIS WEEKEND
CONTACT: Susan Grandpierre 492-0771 or Sandra Rawls 778- 5274r
ORGANIZATION: Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committee (OVIASC)
WHAT: The public is invited to hear Dr. Rachel Wentz, Director of the East Central Region of the Florida Public Archaeology Network speak this weekend, Sunday, Jan, 23rd, 2011 in Vero Beach on the History of Archaeology in Florida. Her presentation is part of the monthly meeting of the Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committee.
WHERE: the TUFF Room at Leisure Square – 3705 16th St. Vero Beach
WHEN: 2:00 Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011
ADMISSION IS FREE
Dr. Rachel Wentz graduated from Florida State University with a PhD in Anthropology and specializes in the analysis of human remains with foci on ancient disease and population health. Her master’s thesis was an analysis of fracture frequencies among the Windover skeletal population, a 7,000-year-old site in Titusville, FL. Her doctoral dissertation was a bioarchaeological assessment of the same population. Dr. Wentz has also analyzed remains from Little Salt Spring and Calico Hill, both prehistoric sites in Florida. She has done skeletal work in St. Croix, England, and Ukraine. She obtained experience in forensic anthropology at the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory at the University of Florida, Gainesville and has taught courses in physical anthropology, human osteology and forensic anthropology at Florida State University. She sits on the board of the Florida Archaeological Council and is a Brevard County Historical Commissioner.
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