Anthropology of Zombies
Wednesday, Jul. 11, 2012
(illustration from Museum of Anthropology website)
It will be a terrifyingly good time at Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology during its next Saturdays at the Museum activity July 14 when the staff explores the anthropology of zombies.
Patrons can learn about the zombie legends of various cultures throughout the world and see how the cultures view zombies, from the Chinese “Jiang Shi” to the Arab “Ghoul.” Visitors can also make mini zombie survival kits and learn how to prepare for the zombie apocalypse. In addition, the museum will explore the question of why zombies are becoming ever more present in popular culture today.
“Zombies have been fueling pop culture for years, with movies like Dawn of the Dead,” said Prairie Fox, a Saturdays program planner. “What most people don’t realize is that this is not a new phenomenon, and that people have been preoccupied with zombies since ancient times.”
In addition to the Saturdays at the Museum activity series, community members and USU students alike can visit the museum during its standard operating hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Funding for the Saturday events is provided by a grant from the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services. More information about the IMLS is available online.
The USU Museum of Anthropology is on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. Admission is free. For Saturday activities, free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building.
For more information about museum events, call museum staff at (435) 797-7545 or visit the museum website.
The Museum of Anthropology is part of the Anthropology Program at USU in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
- USU Anthropology Program
- USU Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology
- USU College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Source: Museum of Anthropology
Contact: USU Museum of Anthropology, (435) 797-7545, email@example.com