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Free lecture at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (August 13, 2015)

In partnership with the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida, the Deering Estate presents a free lecture on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.  Lectures are held in the Visitor Center Theatre at the Deering Estate, located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue. The topic on Thursday, September 10 is “Who are the Etruscans and are the Etruscans so mysterious? Women, Elites and Funerary Ritual.”

Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Topic: “Who are the Etruscans and are the Etruscans so mysterious? Women, Elites and Funerary Ritual”
Presenter: Dr. Shriver-Rice
Deering Estate, Visitor Center Theatre; Free & open to the public.

Who are the Etruscans? They were the first people in the Italic peninsula to write.  They adopted the Euboean Greek alphabet and from them, writing spread to other cultures in the Italic peninsula, such as the Romans.  Dr. Meryl Shriver-Rice, our presenter, an assistant professor in the Arts & Philosophy department at Miami Dade College Wolfson campus , received a Humanities grant which allowed her to travel to Italy for research on this topic.

Dr. Shriver-Rice received her dual Bachelors of Arts in anthropology and biology from the University of Miami. She earned her master’s degree in archaeology (paleo ethnobotany) from the University of Nottingham in England.  She received her doctorate in communication (film, media, and visual arts track) from the University of Miami.  As an archaeologist, Dr. Shriver-Rice has experience in Cultural Resource Management as a “rescue archaeologist" excavating at urban sites where development threatens archaeological remains.  She has dug on Brickell Avenue and at the current Met Square sites in Miami, as well as in California, Missouri, and Illinois.

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