AVON PARK, Fla.–Feb. 12, 2015–The Kissimmee Valley Archaeological and Historic Conservancy’s (KVAHC) Speaker Series presents archaeologist Dr. Vance Geiger, Thursday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Building G, Room 101, at South Florida State College’s, Highlands Campus. The public is invited at no cost.

Dr. Geiger’s presentation begins with an introduction to how anthropologists approach the study of religion and then will apply that framework to Native Americans in the Southeast, primarily the Cherokee.

He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Florida in 1994, and began teaching at the University of Central Florida and Rollins College as an adjunct professor. In 1999, he became a full-time instructor at the University of Central Florida in the Department of Anthropology. He began working with Dr. David Jones on the North America Indians studies program and subsequently taught Indians of the Southeast, Plains Indian, Ethnography of North American Indians, and Native American Religions.

For more information, contact Anne Reynolds at 863-840-3995.