Feb 202012

The Palm Beach County Archaeological Society is hosting a free lecture titled: “Why Most of What We Think We Know About Archaeology Is Wrong, and What We Should Be Doing Instead”or Finding Teotihuacan and other Black Swans on February 23, 2012. Presented by Dr. Clifford Brown from the FAU Dept. of Anthropology, the lecture will begin at 7:00 pm at the West Palm Beach Public Library located at 411 Clematis St on the 3rd Floor in the Clematis Room. 

Dr. Brown will discuss the application to archaeology of John Ioannidis’s famous paper,  “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False”. He will then discuss the unintended consequences of confirmatory hypothesis testing research designs in archaeology and explain why we should focus our efforts instead, on hypothesis-generating research. He will conclude with an unusual example.

For more information call:  561-216 7909

Jan 162012

The Palm Beach County Archaeological Society invites you to attend a free lecture titled Prehistoric Snowbirds. This lecture, presented by Michele Williams, Ph.D., RPA will explore the prehistoric snowbirds that have been living in Southern Florida for over 10,000 years and the evidence they have left during their seasonal rounds.

This lecture will take place on Thursday, January 19th at 7:00 pm at the West Palm Beach Public Library. For more information, call 561.215.7909.


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