Dr. Edward Fleming, Curator of Archaeology of the Science Museum of Minnesota, will speak at the John B. Davis Lecture Hall in the Dayton Campus Center at Macalester College on Thursday, November 19th, about the importance of the Red Wing Locality as a regional gathering place during the period of about AD 1100 to 1400. The lecture will begin at 6:00 PM and there will be an informal dinner afterward at Pad Thai Grand Café.
As Curator of Archaeology at the Science Museum of Minnesota, Dr. Fleming is responsible for building, caring for, researching, and interpreting the museum’s archaeological collection, as well as collaborating on exhibitions and educational programming. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Minnesota. Most of his research is focused on material culture of the Late Prehistoric period in the Upper Mississippi River. For the last five years, he has been involved in field work at Red Wing Locality village sites while also working to acquire and document relevant existing archaeological collections from the Upper Midwest.