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Senior archaeologist discusses outcomes of Spanish-American War

Loyola press release - January 18, 2011

Mark R. Barnes, Ph.D., southeast region senior archaeologist for the National Park Service, will give a talk at Loyola University New Orleans, “More than a Run up a Hill: The Spanish-American War of 1898,” on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. in Monroe Library’s Multimedia Room 2. Admission is free and open to the public.

Using period photography, illustrations and images, Barnes will explore the Spanish-American War and discuss outcomes and lasting effects on United States foreign relations.

According to Barnes, the Spanish-American War represents a largely forgotten episode in American history. “This 100-day conflict significantly altered U.S. foreign relations in the Caribbean and western Pacific including its society and people.”

Barnes has worked throughout the U.S. and American Caribbean, researching and publishing extensively on colonial and early American archaeology and history. As an associate archaeologist with the Arizona State Museum, he participated in one of the largest U.S. urban archaeological excavations in Tucson, Ariz. He holds a doctorate in archaeology from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and is currently an associate professor at Georgia State University teaching historical archaeology and cultural resource management.

The lecture is sponsored by Loyola’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

For more information, contact Sean Snyder in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at smsnyder@loyno.edu or call 504-861-5882.