The Archaeology of Burning Man: The Rise and Fall of Black Rock City

Please join us for an opportunity to talk with Department of Anthropology Professor Carolyn White about her new book The Archaeology of Burning Man: The Rise and Fall of Black Rock City

Each August staff and volunteers begin to construct Black Rock City, a temporary city located in the hostile and haunting Black Rock Desert of northwestern Nevada. Every September nearly 70,000 people occupy the city for Burning Man, an event that creates the sixth-largest population center in Nevada. By mid-September the infrastructure that supported the community is fully dismantled and by October the land on which the city lay is scrubbed of evidence of its existence. The Archaeology of Burning Man examines this process of building, occupation and destruction.

This salon will be held on Zoom. To receive login details and copies of readings from Prof. White's book email archaeology@columbia.edu. Please include your full name, phone number and email address in the text of the message.

Friday, May 22 at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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