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Exhibit Features Archaeology, Paleontology Student Research

Oct. 14, 2014

The John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center is showcasing "Titans: Student Research in Archaeology and Paleontology at the Cooper Center" in the Atrium Gallery of Cal State Fullerton's Pollak Library.

The exhibition, which continues through Dec. 31, features student research projects using Cooper Center collections; Orange County's original Titans, including mammoths, mastodons, dinosaurs and whales; and a look at prehistoric cultures that date back 10,000 years. 

The exhibit is open during library hours, and a series of 7 p.m. lectures to accompany the exhibit will be held at the Fullerton Arboretum. The exhibit and lectures are free and open to the public. The lectures are:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 29 — "Evolution Unearthed: Horses Through Time in the American West," featuring Eric Scott, curator of paleontology at the San Bernardino County Museum
  • Thursday, Nov. 13 — "From Coast to Coast: New Insights Into the First Peopling of the Americas," featuring Jon Erlandson, professor of archaeology and executive director of the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, University of Oregon
  • Wednesday, Dec. 10 — "Archaeology, History and the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island," featuring René Vellanoweth, chair and professor of anthropology, Cal State Los Angeles

For more information about the exhibit, visit online or email Jeannine Pedersen, associate curator for archaeology at the Cooper Center, a partnership between Cal State Fullerton and Orange County Parks. For library hours, visit the website. The Fullerton Arboretum is located at 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton, 92831.

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