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Chris Stringer to give Institute of Archaeology Annual Lecture 2013

31 January 2013

Prof Chris Stringer holding the Broken Hill skull (Photo courtesy of The Natural History Museum, London)

Chris Stringer (Natural History Museum) will give the Institute of Archaeology Annual Lecture 2013 on 1 May.

Thanks to a generous donation the UCL Institute of Archaeology will be hosting the third in a recently established series of Annual Lectures in 2013. The Institute is honoured to have Chris Stringer, the UK's leading human evolution researcher, as this year's speaker, giving a presentation on 'Human Evolution in Europe'.

The first Institute of Archaeology Annual Lecture was held in 2010 with a presentation by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto (University of Notre Dame, Indiana USA) on 'Why Cultures Change'.

The Annual Lecture was then inaugurated as the Institute of Archaeology 75th Anniversary Lecture in 2012 with a presentation given by Daniel Lord Smail (Harvard University) entitled 'History and the Pre: Perspectives on the Structure of Deep Historical Arguments'.

The remit of the Institute of Archaeology Annual Lecture is to take a broad view of its topic and make it interesting and relevant to the general public and not just specialists.  Our aspiration is that the eminence of the speakers will not only make it a well known event within the archaeological community, but will also significantly raise the profile of archaeology with audiences far beyond. 

Prof Stringer's lecture will be held in the Christopher Ingold XLG1 Chemistry Lecture Theatre at UCL and will be followed by a drinks reception in the A.G. Leventis Gallery of Cypriot and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology at the Institute.

All are welcome to attend!