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North Dakota Geological Society
P.O. Box 82, Bismarck, ND

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2002
Contact: Dr. John Hoganson
(701) 328-8006

EGYPTIAN GEOARCHEOLOGY PROGRAM
AT NORTH DAKOTA HERITAGE CENTER MAY 21

BISMARCK - A program on Egyptian geoarcheology will be presented by Dr. James Harrell at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck on Tuesday, May 21, beginning at 7 p.m. Harrell is a professor in the Department of Earth, Ecological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toledo in Ohio.

Geoarcheology uses geological techniques at archeological sites.

The program, "Archeological Geology in Egypt," is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota, the North Dakota Geological Society, and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. It will take place in Lecture Rooms A and B.

Harrell's slide presentation will include information about ancient oil wells and mummy bitumen, the earliest known geological map, the first paved road, pyramid temple pavements, and the controversy about the actual age of the Sphinx.

Harrell is the 2002 American Association of Petroleum Geologists' Distinguished Lecturer.

The North Dakota Heritage Center is the state's largest museum, and the headquarters of the State Historical Society. In a cooperative agreement with the North Dakota Geological Survey, the North Dakota Heritage Center also houses the State Fossil Collection.


 

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