with Virginia Butler, PhD, Professor of Anthropology, Portland State University
Watch and learn at The Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies to life on the big screen. Perfect for science and film lovers alike, this monthly series combines the best Science Pub with the fun of movie night, bringing in experts to amplify your movie-watching experience.
Join us for a fun evening of archaeology and science related to Raiders of the Lost Ark with Dr. Virginia Butler. Below is a schedule for the evening:
6:30pm: Archaeological Science in Raiders of the Lost Ark
7:00pm: Movie Viewing (Rated PG & 115 minutes)
9:00pm: Q&A w/Dr. Butler
Virginia received her B.A. in Anthropology at the University of Georgia, and her Masters (Anthropology) and Ph.D. (interdisciplinary studies) at the University of Washington. She joined the Department of Anthropology at Portland State University in 1994. Her main research is in zooarchaeology (the study of animal remains found in archaeological sites) and she’s particularly interested in the role of fish in past human societies. Over the last 15 years, working on her own and in collaboration with others, she’s studied fish remains from sites throughout the Pacific Northwest, the Great Basin of Nevada and California, and Oceania. Her research falls in these main areas: taphonomy (the processes that control the deposition and preservation of animal remains), evolutionary ecology, applying ancient bone records to contemporary issues in conservation biology and public outreach.
Reel Science – Empirical Theater is a new monthly event open to all ages. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge! Galileo's will be open with grilled sandwiches, salads, movie snacks plus beer and wine.
$5 for non-members & $4 for members. Tell your friends. We hope to see you there!
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