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International Archaeology Day program focuses on human migrations

Cannon Beach History Center hosts author, archaeologist Cameron M. Smith

Published on October 13, 2015 12:00PM

Cameron M. Smith, left, of Portland State University will present about human migrations and dispersals over the past two million years, which is the topic of his latest book “Atlas of Human Prehistory.”

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Cameron M. Smith, left, of Portland State University will present about human migrations and dispersals over the past two million years, which is the topic of his latest book “Atlas of Human Prehistory.”


Cannon Beach — Join Cameron M. Smith of Portland State University and the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum as they celebrate International Archaeology Day with a talk at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.

International Archaeology Day is a day for organizations across the United States, Canada and around the world to raise awareness of archaeology and provide opportunities for the public to participate in archaeological activities. Above all, International Archaeology Day is a celebration of archaeology and emphasizes the idea that archaeology is everywhere.

Smith will give the presentation “Atlas of Human Prehistory: A Talk about Human Migration and Dispersals.” Presented in partnership with the Archaeological Institute of America, the event is free and open to the public.

The talk will focus on human migrations over the past two million years, which is the topic of Smith’s latest book “Atlas of Human Prehistory.”

Over the years Smith has published several books on varying topics from evolution to space exploration. Smith has a Ph.D. in archaeology from Canada’s Simon Fraser University and is a respected scholar who has published scientific works in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology Magazine, South American Explorer, Spaceflight, Skeptical Inquirer, The Next Step, The Bulletin of Primitive Technology and Scientific American. He has also appeared on PBS, The History Channel and the National Geographic Channel.

Don’t miss this engaging and active presenter who has spoken on various topics around the world. The event will take place at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum, located at 1387 S. Spruce St. Seating is limited. For more information, visit www.cbhistory.org or call 503-436-9301.



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