Local Event: SDCAS Lecture: Vampires


Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at 7:30 pm. Los Peñasquitos Adobe. Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve. (Off Black Mountain Road, beyond Canyonside Community Park.)

Presented by Karen Lacy (Co-Curator of the current ‘Monsters!’ exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Man) and Sandra Pentney (archaeologist, geek and horror fan).

Vampires, zombies, and werewolves. Stars of the Halloween season. Tales of silver bullets and crucifixes have entertained and terrified us for countless generations. But, if there is no truth behind the myth, why is evidence of these otherworldly monsters so pervasive across countries, continents and centuries?

Karen Lacy, Co-Curator of the current ‘Monsters!’ exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Man, and Sandra Pentney, archaeologist, geek and horror fan, investigate the cross-cultural phenomena that have stalked our nightmares and fueled our imaginations since childhood. From modern lore, to cross-cultural interpretations over time, and even into the archaeological record they examine the origins of the myths. Please be advised that this presentation will include photos or sketches of human remains.

For directions or additional information, call the San Diego County Archaeological Society at (858) 538-0935, or visit www.sdcas.org.

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