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Anthropology of Memphis

  • Cafe Eclectic 603 North McLean Boulevard Memphis, TN, 38107 United States (map)

We all know how Memphis is today, but what was it like 20 or even 200 years ago

Join us to find out with a great speaker from the University of Memphis, and learn more about the history of Memphis and sorrounding area.



Doors will be open at 6:30pm. Cafe Eclectic, as the name would suggest, has an eclectic variety of eats and drinks, but doesn't sell alcohol. Have no fear, you are welcome to BYOB if that's what your heart desires. Enjoy while chatting with new friends!


Following a brief introduction to taste of science and thanks to our sponsors, we will hear from our speakers with plenty of time between for questions and refills. 

Seating is limited; only a limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door. 

Dr David H Dye

Associate Professor, University of Memphis

My main areas of interest are Mississippian conflict and cooperation, political organization, exchange, and religion. My new book War Paths, Peace Paths explores the relationship of conflict and cooperation throughout prehistory in the Eastern Woodlands and reveals new insights into the political and religious nature of warfare. My approach to archaeology is multidisciplinary, drawing on cultural anthropology, folklore, iconography, and ethnohistory. My research orientation is the material culture and political history of the Midsouth, focusing on Mississippian elites. 

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