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Randolph College Hosts Prominent Archaeologist

David W. Anthony, Jr. to speak at public lecture honoring his parents

10/28/2008 9:02:54 AM


David W. Anthony, Jr.

LYNCHBURG – The David F. Anthony Memorial Archaeology Lecture will feature David W. Anthony, on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Martin 315.

Anthony, a prominent scholar of Indo-European archaeology, will present the lecture, “The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze Age Riders from Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World.” His recent book of the same title garnered a favorable review in the Sunday New York Times Book Review and is widely discussed in professional circles.

“This annual lecture has, since 2001, commemorated David F. Anthony’s interest in archaeology and his many contributions to College and community,” said Susan Stevens, Classics professor and president of the local AIA. “This year’s lecture, by his son, also celebrates Laura Anthony’s 90th year and is offered in appreciation of her long and active support of the Lynchburg Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA).”

Archaeological dig

David Anthony, Jr. grew up in Lynchburg and his father taught at the college for many years. Laura Anthony still resides in the city.

A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania where he received both his masters and doctorate degrees, Anthony is a professor of Anthropology at Hartwick College in New York. He is also curator of Anthropology Collections for Hartwick’s Yager Museum of Art & Culture and serves as the director of the Institute for Ancient Equestrian Studies (IAES).

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations