The Fifth Beginning: What Six Million Years of Human History Can Tell Us about the Future

Robert L. Kelly

Membership Lecture, James A. Little Theater

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for Not-Yet-Members

Robert L. Kelly at Hole in the Wall RanchRobert L. Kelly at Hole in the Wall RanchPhoto by Todd Surovell.Robert L. Kelly at Hole in the Wall RanchPhoto by Todd Surovell.

Robert L. Kelly has studied the archaeology of foraging peoples since 1973. His talk will draw on his recently published book, The Fifth Beginning: What Six Million Years of Human History Can Tell Us About Our Future (University of California Press, 2016). In the book, Kelly identifies four pivot points in the history of human development, then looks ahead, giving us evidence for what he calls a fifth beginning during which he foresees the end of war, capitalism, and nation-states.

Robert Kelly is a professor of archaeology at the University of Wyoming, an SAR resident scholar in 1988-1989, and a past president of the Society for American Archaeology.

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SAR SALON: The following morning, priority will be given to Chaco members and higher to attend a salon discussion with Kelly. Click here for more information.


Radio Interviews:
October 4, 2017: Interview, the Richard Eeds Show on KTRC - Listen here.
October 9, 2017: Interview, Deep Science Radio, Radio Cafe, by Mary-Charlotte Domandi - Listen here.


This Lecture Sponsored By

Walter Burke Catering Dan Merians and Tamara Bates, UBS Financial Services

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Adobo Catering Newman's Own Pajarito Scientific
Thornburg Investment Management Betty and Luke Vortman Endowment Fund Flora Crichton Lecture Fund

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Dan Merians and Tamara Bates, UBS Financial Services Santa Fe Dining, Inc.
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