A Mi’kmaq History Month Presentation

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Presentation by Xabi Otero:

JAUZARREA a Project Connecting the Past Between Basques and Mi’kmaq

Xabi Otero is the director of JAUZARREA, a fund for the study and dissemination of Basque culture.  He is the coordinator of the ATLANTIAR and OREINA URKIAN KANATA programmes. Xabi is a photographer and publisher for over 40 years and he has published more than 200 books in the field of culture, the tangible, and intangible heritage. He has made a collection of over 100,000 photographs, including 12,000 published and another 10,000 on-line.


Presentation by Stephen Oppenheimer:

The Solutrean Hypothesis: genetics, the mammoth in the room

Stephen Oppenheimer, School of Anthropology, University of Oxford.
BA (Physiol), BM, BCh, MA, DM (Oxon), DTM&H (Liver), FRCP, FRCPC, (UK)
1972–97: Tropical Paediatrician with a total of 17 years spent working in the tropics.
1972-1997 published 104 peer-reviewed papers, focusing on the interactions between iron, nutrition, genetics (particularly α+-thalassaemia) and malaria; 1982: also developed an interest in the use of unique genetic mutations to trace ancient migrations.
1987: Professor of Paediatrics in Malaysia, then in Hong Kong.
1997– present: Returned to UK, wrote three multidisciplinary books and published a further 66 peer-reviewed papers, reconstructing prehistoric migrations using genetics, archaeology, cultural anthropology and Palaeoclimate, all testing the original migration reconstructions in his three published books: Eden in the East: The Drowned Continent of Southeast Asia  (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1998); Out of Eden: The Peopling of the World  (Constable, 2003); The Origins of the British: A Genetic Detective Story  (Constable, 2006).

Date:  October 23, 2015

Time:  1:00 – 4:00pm

Location:  Multipurpose Room B, Cape Breton University