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Living Room Lecture: Nathan Harrison Project

The 2021 summer field season at the Nathan Harrison site produced multiple stunning discoveries that furthered understanding into the life and legend of Palomar pioneer Nathan Harrison. San Diego State University professor and project director Seth Mallios will offer an overview of the field project, discuss the current San Diego History Center exhibit, and detail the site’s most recent finds. A single spectacular find from the midden answered one of the biggest debates regarding Harrison’s personal life. This event will be held on Zoom and is limited to 100 participants.

Proceeds from our Living Room Lecture series help provide critical support for the care of Center collections and virtual programs for all ages.

Ticket purchases of $40 and over will receive a signed copy of Born a Slave, Died a Pioneer: Nathan Harrison and the Historical Archaeology of Legend by Dr. Seth Mallios. Books will be mailed to the billing address unless otherwise noted on ticket form. Books are not guaranteed to arrive before the lecture.

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Online on Zoom
Cost: Pay what you wish

Register for Lecture

Registration closes at 4 PM on October 21.


About the Author

Dr. Seth Mallios is Professor of Anthropology, University History Curator, and Director of the South Coastal Information Center at San Diego State University. An archaeologist, anthropologist, and historian, Professor Mallios received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley and his MA and PhD from the University of Virginia. Dr. Mallios previously served as Site Supervisor at the 1607 James Fort archaeological site in Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. Since moving to San Diego in 2001, Professor Mallios has spearheaded six local research projects. Dr. Mallios has published ten books, dozens of articles, and garnered nearly $2 million in over 90 extramural grants, contracts, and awards.