Levente Smith

October 12, 2006

Renowned Archaeologist to Speak at SMU

David Hurst Thomas, curator in the division of anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History, will be the featured speaker at the Fred Wendorf Distinguished Lecture Series in Archaeology on the SMU campus Wednesday, Oct. 18.

Thomas will look at the nostalgia and romance that has long surrounded the Franciscan and Jesuit missions of America’s Spanish Borderlands. The lecture, entitled “Those Elusive Spanish Missions: Romance and Reality in America’s Mythical Mission Past,” is presented by SMU’s anthropology department. It is sponsored by the Boshell Family Foundation Endowment Fund and is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Pamela Hogan at 214/768-4152.