Centre College will welcome noted archeologist Jeremy Sabloff as Phi Beta Kappa’s 2016-2017 Visiting Scholar on March 30. The convocation will be held in Young 113 at 7:30 p.m.
During his address about “Archaeology Matters: The Relevance of Archaeology in the Modern World,” Sabloff will discuss how archeology is more than uncovering past cultures, peoples, identities and historical preservation and can directly inform current issues.
Sabloff is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus and former director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum (1994-2004). He recently retired as president of the Santa Fe Institute, where he continues as a member of the external faculty.
Sabloff has written or edited 21 books and monographs on ancient Maya civilization, the rise of complex societies and cities, the history of archaeology and the relevance of archaeology in the modern world. Among his books are The New Archaeology and the Ancient Maya, Cities of Ancient Mexico and Archaeology Matters.
He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Society of Antiquaries (London).
The Society for American Archaeology honored Sabloff with its Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a recipient of the University of Pennsylvania Museum’s Lucy Wharton Drexel Medal and the 2016 Alfred Vincent Kidder Award for Eminence in the Field of American Archaeology from the American Anthropological Association.
by Centre College News
March 27, 2017