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University of Arizona professor to lecture at New Mexico State University Museum

The New Mexico State University Museum will present "Benjamin Franklin and Friends: Electrical Technology in the Age of Enlightenment," a lecture by Michael Schiffer, professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona, Tuscon, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14.

r's interests include the application of the principles of behavioral archaeology to the study of technological and behavioral change in modern industrial societies.

His books include "Behavioral Archaeology," "Formation Processes of the Archaeology Record," "The Portable Radio in American Life," "Technological Perspectives on Behavioral Change," "Taking Charge: The Electric Automobile in America," and "The Material Life of Human Beings: Artifacts, Behavior and Communication."

The lecture is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the departments of electrical engineering, history, sociology/anthropology and the University Museum. It is free and open to the public.

The University Museum is located in Kent Hall, at University Avenue and Solano Drive. For more information, contact Sharyn Hill at (505) 646-3739.

Erin Waldron
March 4, 2002