Global Issues Colloquium Sponsors Archaeologist

Robert Kelly will present “The Fifth Beginning: What 6 Million Years of Human History Can Tell Us About Our Future” at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in Baldwin Hall Little Theatre.

Kelly identifies four key pivot points in the six-million-year history of human development: the emergence of technology, culture, agriculture and the state. He examines the long-term processes that resulted in a definitive, no-turning-back change for the organization of society.

A professor of archaeology at the University of Wyoming, Kelly also gives evidence for what he calls a fifth beginning, one that started about AD 1500.

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