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CCU ethno-archaeologist gives talk on child sacrifice

Conway, SC -

From Coastal Carolina University:

CONWAY, SC - Sharon Moses, an ethno-archaeologist on the Coastal Carolina University faculty, will give a talk titled "Baby's Breath to God's Ears: Child Sacrifice in the Ancient World" at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 14.

The talk, sponsored by the Waccamaw Chapter of the Archaeological Society of South Carolina (ASSC), will be held in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration building, Room 225, on the CCU campus.  The event is free and open to the public.  

Moses' presentation is based on research she has conducted on child sacrifice in ancient times. Her studies have taken her to the site of a Neolithic settlement in Turkey, believed to be a cult site, where she examined children's in-house burials and sacred spaces. Her research encompasses a range of ethno-archeological topics: the symbolism of ancient rituals life, identity formation, the details of children's material culture and the ethnography of descendent communities.

Moses has also worked on sites in Greece, Mesoamerica and Maine. She was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship for her research using non-Western models of interpretation.

Moses earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from Cornell University, master's degrees from Cornell University and the University of Montana, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Montana.

The talk is co-sponsored by the CCU Center for Archaeology and Anthropology. For more information, contact Cheryl Ward, director of the Center, at 843-349-6657; or visit assc.net.

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