Robert L. Kelly has studied the archaeology of foraging peoples since 1973. His talk will draw on his recently published book, The Fifth Beginning: What Six Million Years of Human History Can Tell Us About Our Future (University of California Press, 2016). In the book, Kelly identifies four pivot points in the history of human development, then looks ahead, giving us evidence for what he calls a fifth beginning during which he foresees the end of war, capitalism, and nation-states. Robert Kelly is a professor of archaeology at the University of Wyoming, an SAR resident scholar in 1988-1989, and a past president of the Society for American Archaeology.
SAR Lecture: The Fifth Beginning: What Six Million Years of Human History Can Tell Us about the Future, Robert L. Kelly
- James A. Little Theater, NM School for the Deaf, 1060 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505
- $10 for non-members of SAR, free to members