Archaeological Travel

Archaeology for Travelers
Spring 2016
Course offered by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at LSU
Feb 17, 24, Mar 2, 8, 16, 23.

1:45 pm to 3:45 pm

For information see theOsher web site

Course Description
Travel with me to archaeologicaland historical sites and museumsthroughout the world in thismultimedia course. Visit fascinatingsites including not just traditionalarchaeological sites, but ruins,shipwrecks, cities, plantations,battlefields, and industrial sites. Learnabout methods used by archaeologiststo study the past. Explore fiction andfilms about archaeology and history. Focus on ways to enhance yourarchaeological, historical, and cultural journeys through mindful travel.

Time & Dates: 1:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m., Wed., Feb.17, 24, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23
Instructor: Edwin Lyon
Coordinator: Kathy Bosworth, 225-766-2349

Course Topics
Introduction
Archaeological Methods
Time Team
Archaeological and Historical Travel
Archaeology in the United States
Conclusion

Edwin Lyonretired from a career as an archaeologist and historian with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in
New Orleans. He received his PhD in history from LSU, as well as his MA in anthropology. He taught Mississippi
River courses at night at Tulane University along with other courses on public history and travel and history. He
has visited archaeological and historical sites in the United States, Great Britain, the Mediterranean, and Central America.
His most memorable travel experience was going inside Menkaure’s Pyramid, the third pyramid on the Giza Plateau in
Egypt.

Edwin Lyon 2016