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Lost City Stories with Annalee Newitz
June 8, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmSliding scale
The Basket-maker, the Sex Worker, the Servant, and the Archaeologist: 9,000 Years of City Life, with Annalee Newitz
Stories of four ordinary women working in four great cities, separated by thousands of years and thousands of kilometers.
Archaeology often explores the lives of great warriors, queens, and philosophers. But the most interesting stuff happens in the kitchens and back alleys. Join us on June 8 for stories about four ordinary women who lived in four ancient cities that defined the modern world, and tales from four lost cities, with Annalee Newitz, science journalist and author of Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age, followed by a conversation and Q&A about the behind-the-scenes stories from their travels to explore the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Central Turkey, the Roman vacation town of Pompeii on Italy’s southern coast, the medieval megacity of Angkor in Cambodia, and the indigenous metropolis Cahokia, which stood beside the Mississippi River where East St. Louis is today.
Tues, June 8 2021
Streaming with live community chat on YouTube via private invite
Pay what you can sliding scale: Tickets starting at $5
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