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    HMNS Special Lecture: The Archaeology of the Silk Routes

    Presented by at Houston Museum of Natural Science

    September 28, 2010

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    HMNS Special Lecture: The Archaeology of the Silk Routes

    The Houston Museum of Natural Science presents an HMNS Special Lecture entitled The Archaeology of the Silk Routes, Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 06:30 PM.

    Along the ancient routes of the Silk Road, archeology has unveiled the material culture of the diverse populations of Central Asia—in a wider context than previously believed. Dr. Lothar von Falkenhausen will explain how newly discovered material evidence can complement historical information. Addressing the peoples of the Silk Road, he will also discuss the social complexity in the oasis kingdoms, the symbiosis of the steppe and the sown, and how economic exchange served as a vehicle for cultural and religious diffusion.

    Dr. Lothar von Falkenhausen is professor of art history at UCLA. He directs excavations in the Yangzi River Basin through the Peking University-UCLA Joint Archaeological Project. His research concerns the archaeology of the Chinese Bronze Age. He serves as editor of the Journal of East Asian Archaeology and of the Early China Special Monographs Series.

    Sponsored by KUHF, 88.7 FM and Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. Lecture is in conjunction with the exhibition Secrets of the Silk Road, on view 8/27/10 through 1/2/11.

    Houston Museum of Natural Science

    5555 Hermann Park Drive
    Houston, TX 77030

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    Member-Adult $12.00
    Member-Child (<18) $12.00
    Adult $17.00
    Child (3-11) $17.00
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    College (Current ID) $17.00
    Group (20+ persons) $17.00

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