We are pleased to announce the upcoming presentation by Dr. David Cohen, Santa Clara University
12 October 2011
5:00 – 6:00 pm.
Dr. Cohen will present
“Foragers, Farmers, Missionaries and Traders: Cultural and
Environmental Change on the Fringe of the Kalahari Desert”
This talk will address the cultural dynamics of contact and changing socio-economic landscapes between San-speaking foragers, ancestral Bakgalagadi and Tswana farmers, and European missionaries and traders in southeastern Botswana on the fringe of the Kalahari Desert, c. 800-100 years ago. Archaeological materials and historic sources inform on the persistence of identities, the development of economic relationships, and environmental change in a microcosm representative of southern Africa’s global entanglements. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.