USU Museum of Anthropology looks at cultural, empirical expansion

Continuing the Museum of Anthropology’s “Saturdays at the Museum” Series, Saturday, July 11, at Utah State University, activities will explore empirical and cultural expansions and how the conquests and expansion of empires can change and influence the cultures involved. “There are conquests throughout history, from the Roman’s expansion in Europe to the United States expansion to the West,” said Melissa Barfuss, USU student Saturday program planner. “Each one affected the way those people involved lived and viewed life.” During the July 11 activities, a lecture will be presented at 11 a.m. and repeated at 2 p.m. reviewing how and why different empirical expansions have affected generations. “This event is something the whole family can enjoy,” said Barfuss. “We have a kids activity that will be provided throughout the day, as well as a presentation that both kids and adults will enjoy.” USU students and members of the public are invited to the museum any time during the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday hours. The USU Museum of Anthropology is on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. Free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building. For more information on the event, call museum staff at (435) 797-7545 or visit the museum Web site (

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