[PAST EVENT] Lee Lecture by Adrienne Mayor, Stanford University
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- Open to the public
Adrienne Mayor is an independent folklorist/historian of science who investigates natural knowledge contained in pre-scientific myths and oral traditions.
Mayor's research looks at ancient "folk science" precursors, alternatives, and parallels to modern scientific methods.
Her latest book, The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World, analyzes the historical and archaeological evidence underlying myths and tales of warlike women (Princeton University Press, 2014).