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Historic Reno Preservation Society presents 2nd Tuesdays @ 5:30pm: The Archaeology of Burning Man

Historic Reno Preservation Society presents 2nd Tuesdays @ 5:30pm: The Archaeology of Burning Man

Historic Reno Preservation Society with Washoe County Library System 2nd Tuesday 2021 Educational Programs Virtual via Zoom

Historic Reno Preservation Society’s free programs offer topics related to Reno’s history. 

There will be NO program in December of 2020. Programs will resume in January. 

Zoom links for these programs will be emailed to HRPS members. They will be available on the HRPS website historicreno.org and on the Washoe County Library System website under Events / Calendar / Historic Reno Preservation Society.​

Co-Chairs: Sheryln Hayes-Zorn & Kimberly Roberts

Historic Reno Preservation Society’s free programs offer topics related to Reno’s history.

There will be NO program in December of 2021. Programs will resume in January 2022.

More HRPS information is available at historicreno.org or on Facebook.

Topic: The Archaeology of Burning Man: The Rise and Fall of the Black Rock City for September

Presenter: Dr. Carolyn White

Each August staff and volunteers begin to construct Black Rock City, a temporary city located in the hostile and haunting Black Rock Desert of northwestern Nevada. Every September nearly seventy thousand people occupy the city for Burning Man, an event that creates the sixth-largest population center in Nevada. By mid-September the infrastructure that supported the community is fully dismantled, and by October the land on which the city lay is scrubbed of evidence of its existence. The Archaeology of Burning Man examines this process of building, occupation, and destruction. For nearly a decade, Carolyn L. White has employed archaeological methods to analyze the various aspects of life and community in and around Burning Man and Black Rock City. With a syncretic approach, this work in active-site archaeology provides both a theoretical basis and a practical demonstration of the potential of this new field to reexamine the most fundamental conceptions in the social sciences.

Dr. Carolyn White is chair in Historic Preservation, director of the Historic Preservation Program and professor of anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno.

 

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Date:
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Time:
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Categories:
History
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