Sunday, October 12, 2008


Hartsville, S.C. — Archaeologist Dr. Lesley Drucker will deliver a lecture entitled Exploring Multiculturalism Through Dance on Wednesday, November 5 at 5:30 p.m. in Coker College’s the Black Box Theater, located in the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Drucker will use film and discussion to examine how individuals and groups define themselves, their boundaries and identities, and even their political history through dance. This talk will be beneficial to educators, dance instructors, dancers, and those interested in history, communication, and anthropology.

Hosted by Black Creek Arts Council, Drucker’s appearance is funded by a Humanities Aloud Grant from the South Carolina Humanities Council.

An archaeologist and consultant for over 30 years, Drucker is based in Columbia where she teaches at area colleges, develops cultural resource management workshops, and writes educational and business materials. She earned a B.A. in anthropology from the University of South Carolina (USC) and a Ph.D. in archaeology at Tulane University. In addition to serving as adjunct faculty at Columbia College and USC, she is a past President of the Council of South Carolina Professional Archaeologists.

Drucker has authored over 235 archaeological studies of sites in South Carolina and North Carolina, as well as several major journal articles, and is co-editor of a nationally distributed book about South Carolina’s historic landscapes. She is also the author of Archaeology for Business People: A Handbook for South Carolina Developers and Planners.

The Humanities Council a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage.

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