University News
For Immediate Release: 
Feb 21 2002

World-Famous Explorer to Speak at Concord

Athens, W.Va. - Johan Reinhard, one of the National Geographic Society’s current explorer’s in residence, has been called the world’s leading high-altitude archaeologist. His expeditions have taken him 20,000 feet (6,100 meters) high in the Andes searching for clues about the ancient Inca civilization. He made headlines worldwide when he discovered the frozen 500-year-old remains of a young Inca girl (featured in the June 1996 issue of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC).

Dr. Reinhard is a Senior Research Fellow of the Mountain Institute of West Virginia. His latest article appeared in the January 1997 issue of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.

Dr. Reinhard will be available for interview, Friday, March 1, from 4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

NEWS CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Date: Friday, March 1, 2001

Time: 4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

Location: College Center State Room

For more information call Anita Lewis, 1-304-384-5288,
Amy Pitzer, 1-304-384-5211 or Dr. Joe Manzo, 1-304-384-5208.

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PO BOX 1000, VERMILLION ST., ATHENS, WV 24712.