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03/25/93

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Lord Colin Renfrew, Cambridge scholar, to give Tanner Lectures

STANFORD -- Lord Colin Renfrew, Disney Professor of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge, will deliver the 1993 Tanner Lectures on Human Values at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in Cubberley Auditorium and at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in Tresidder Union, Oak West Room. The topic for the lectures will be "The Archaeology of Identity."

The first lecture is titled "Archaeology, Language and Genetics: The Origins of Diversity," and the second is titled "Who Were the Greeks? A Problem of Ethnicity."

Lord Renfrew has written many books and articles on topics related to European philosophy and archaeological theory. His most recent work concerns the origins of European languages. In addition to his chair at Cambridge, he is also master of Jesus College and director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.

The lectures, co-sponsored by the Ethics in Society Program and the Department of Philosophy, are open to the public without charge. After the second talk, there will be a reception in the Philosophy Department, Building 90, Tanner Library.

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