BU professor to discuss ancient Egyptian civilization

Date:  February 9, 2005

BLOOMSBURG— DeeAnne Wymer, chair of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s anthropology department, will discuss “Archaeology in the Land of the Pharaohs”  Thursday, Feb. 17, at noon, in Luzerne Residence Hall, fireside lounge. The talk is part of the BU Commission on the Status of Women’s High Noon Talk Series. 

Wymer, a BU anthropology professor for 15 years and a paleoethnobotanist who studies plant remains, will discuss a research trip she took to Egypt in 2004. The trip started out as a archaeological research opportunity for a student’s practicum but ended with Wymer becoming fully immersed in the excavation of Egypt’s first dynasty.

The series of talks, which feature one BU professor each month, follow the Women’s History Month theme, “Women Change America!” Upcoming talks in the series include James Brown, assistant dean in the College of Liberal Arts, and his discussion of “Irish Legends,” Thursday, March 31, and Eileen Astor-Stetson, professor in psychology, who will discuss, “Surviving Adolescents” on Thursday, April 21.

For more information on the series or on BU Commission on the Status of Women, contact Nawal Bonomo at (570) 389-4725.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 17 master’s and one doctoral degree.