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Next AIA-Orange County Society Lecture

Sunday, January 14, 2:00-4:00 PM

Violence in Prehistoric Central California

Concordia University.

Mark W. Allen, Ph.D.

Professor of Anthropology
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Dr. Allen notes that there are two views related to the origins of violence in humans – one view that humans in earlier times were peaceful and lived in harmony and a second view that there has always been competition for resources, war and violence. Dr. Allen will present his work published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Professor Allen’s research interests include:
Cultural Resource Management, Oceania (especially New Zealand), California, Cultural Ecology, Warfare and complex pre-state societies. He co-authored a paper recently published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America - “Resource scarcity drives lethal aggression among prehistoric hunter gatherers in central California”.

Additional Information for Lectures at Concordia University ...

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Members - Free (members may also bring a guest free of charge)
Non-members - $5 suggested contribution
Students - Free

DeNault Auditorium in Grimm Hall
Concordia University
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA

Take Jeffrey Drive south from the San Diego Freeway (I-405)
Jeffrey Drive becomes University Drive south of the 405 Freeway
Turn left at Ridgeline Dr. and go a very short block
Turn right at Concordia East
Pick up a free parking pass at the gate house.

Park in visitor parking opposite Grimm Hall (see campus map)