In Conversation speaker series returns for new season on October 17

October 12, 2017 – Orillia, ON

Lakehead University Orillia’s popular In Conversation Speaker Series returns to the Orillia Public Library this fall with a series of seven talks by Lakehead professors.

Dr. Tim Kaiser, professor with the Department of Anthropology, will kick-off the series on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 6:15 p.m. with his talk, “What’s Your Sign? The Oldest Zodiac in Europe and Other Adventures in Archeaology.” 

In 2002, while working in a cave on Croatia’s Mediterranean coast, Dr. Kaiser and a team of archaeologists made a remarkable discovery. They found fragments of an ivory astrologer’s board with several engraved signs of the zodiac, which was sequestered for more than two thousand years in an undisturbed cave chamber. What were they doing in this remote cave? Join Dr. Kaiser, a specialist in European and Mediterranean archaeology, as he recounts his experiences at Nakovana Cave and discusses the significance of the discovery in Croatia.

In Conversation takes place at the Orillia Public Library.  This session is free and open to the public. Register by email to or by phone at 705-325-2338.

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