Archaeology of night to be topic of 10/15 lecture

Archaeologist April Nowell will give a public lecture titled “Working the Nightshift: Life After Dark in the Ancient World” on Monday, October 15 at 7 p.m. at SUNY Oneonta’s AJ Read Science Discovery Center.

Dr. Nowell, a professor at the University of Victoria, Canada, is a specialist in Paleolithic archaeology. In her talk, she will describe economic, social, and ritual lives take place at night and yet, until recently, relatively little archaeological research has been undertaken specifically on nocturnal quotidian practices. Drawing on archaeological data and textual evidence, her talk will present a view of nighttime in the ancient world as anything but sleepy.

The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a dessert reception. It is co-organized by the Departments of Anthropology and Physics & Astronomy and the Science Discovery Center with support from the Department of Psychology, the Public Events Committee, and the Anthropology Club at SUNY Oneonta.