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New faculty member discusses bioarchaeology

Oct. 15, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Dr. Jacqueline T. Eng will speak on "Bioarchaeology of Western China" in a free, public lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in G0115 Moore Hall.

Pastoral nomadism and burial practices in Xinjiang Province, China, are among the topics of Eng's presentation, which is sponsored by Students for Central Eurasian Studies.

Eng is a biological anthropologist with research interests in the health of ancient human populations as revealed by their skeletal and dental remains. Through this bioarchaeological perspective, she has conducted osteological research on hunter-gatherer populations in California, Iceland, Transylvania, and China's northern frontier. Eng joined the WMU faculty this year as an assistant professor of anthropology. She earned a doctorate from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

For more information, contact Students for Central Eurasian Studies at scas.wmu@gmail.com.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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