homepage logo

Program to focus on hunter- gatherers

By Staff | Sep 2, 2016

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s monthly program for September will feature a presentation about the hunter-gatherers of the world and their relationships to their natural environments.

The program will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the at the Hospice of the Panhandle facility in Kearneysville. Admission will be free and everyone is welcome to attend.

The speaker will be Amy Young Evrard, an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Gettysburg College.

Hunter-gatherers are well known for having a vast and detailed knowledge of the natural world, which is necessary to support their foraging lifestyle.

In her talk, Professor Evrard will review hunter-gatherer groups who live and subsist in a variety of ecosystems; in forests, savannas, and deserts, and along coastlines.

She will consider the kinds of knowledge necessary for their survival and discuss how environmental and political challenges affect them as well as the land on which they live.

Dr. Evrard is a cultural anthropologist whose past research has examined women’s rights and human rights in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as transnational Christian communities in the Gulf region of the Middle East. She has a BA from Hendrix College and a Ph.D from Harvard University.

The Hospice facility’s address is 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville. The Audubon events will be held in the main meeting room of the Main Office building.

There is plenty of parking at the facility.

For more information go to www.potomacaudubon.org or contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomac audubon.org or 703-303-1026.