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Curator Talk: Ancient Seafaring in the Pacific

Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 3:00pm

Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Galleria
1680 E 15th Avenue, Eugene, OR

El Niño, Canoes, and Currents: Ancient Seafaring in the Pacific 
with MNCH and University of Oregon anthropologist Scott Fitzpatrick

For millennia, people have traveled across seas and oceans to settle new lands—and these contacts have dramatically altered the course of human history. MNCH associate director Scott Fitzpatrick, an expert in the human colonization of the Pacific Islands, will discuss clues that archaeology is revealing about the environmental and social reasons behind ancient seafaring.

Included with museum admission; free for MNCH members and UO ID card holders. 

This talk is presented in connection with "Navigating Knowledge: A Journey Through Museum Collections," an interdisciplinary exhibit curated by scholars from across the University of Oregon. Learn about the whole series at