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March 8, 2010

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
News and Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769

MEDIA ADVISORY: UT Tyler to Host East TX Archeological, Caddo Conferences

The University of Texas at Tyler will host the 17th East Texas Archeological Conference and 52nd Caddo Conference March 18 – 20 at the UT Tyler Ornelas Activity Center, Dr. Thomas Guderjan, UT Tyler assistant professor of anthropology, announced.

We anticipate about 250 scholars from various fields in attendance,” said Guderjan. “There will be three public dance performances by the Caddo Culture Club, a group of 40 Caddo dancers from Anadarko, Okla.”

Augmenting the dances and conference will be sales of crafts by members of the Caddo Nation. The entire Caddo Nation Council plans to attend, including their chief, Guderjan added. 

Schedule:

Thursday, March 18

    • 7 – 9 p.m. Early registration (Off campus)

Friday, March 19

    • 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration, welcome, paper presentations, book sales and silent auction
    • 4:30 p.m. Caddo Culture Club dance performance

Saturday, March 20

    • 1 – 3 p.m. Caddo Culture Club dance performance (Tyler State Park)
    • 4:30 p.m. Caddo Culture Club dance performance

Co-sponsors include Texas Parks and Wildlife; Humanities Texas; Archeological and Environmental Consultants, LLC; Stephen F. Austin State University Archaeology Program; Maya Research Program; East Texas Archaeological Society; Texas Archeological Society; and Friends of Northeast Texas Archaeology.

For more information or interviews, contact Hannah Buchanan, 903.565.5769.
 

 
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