Lecture to explore the career of archaeologist Howard Carter

Feb. 19, 2014

In November 1922, Howard Carter made one of the most spectacular archaeological discoveries of all time –– the tomb of Tutankhamen. The discovery was not random chance, but rather the culmination of years of research and training.

“Howard Carter and the Search for Tutankhamen” will explore the career of Carter from his initial trip to Egypt as a 17-year-old artist through the discovery and excavation of Tutankhamen’s tomb. Associate Professor of Sociology/Archaeology David A. Anderson will lead the presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in Port O’ Call, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition. Admission is free.

Carter’s work will be placed within the greater context of the history of the exploration of the Valley of the Kings and the development of the discipline of archaeology in Egypt. Finally, several controversies surrounding Carter’s work in the tomb will be discussed.

For more information contact Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center at 608.785.6473 or mvac@uwlax.edu.

If you go—
What: Lecture on Howard Carter and the Search for Tutankhamen
Who: UW-L Associate Professor of Sociology/Archaeology David A. Anderson
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4
Where: Port O’ Call, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition
Admission: Free