Archaeologist to discuss search for Amelia Earhart
Noted researcher Dr. Thomas King will discuss the latest findings in the search for Amelia Earhart during an illustrated lecture scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 in the Young Building.
King is the author of “Amelia Earhart’s Shoes” and “Thirteen Bones” and the senior archaeologist for the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, which has been conducting the search for the remains of Earhart, her co-pilot Fred Noonan and their aircraft.
In July 1937, Earhart and Noonan disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean while attempting to circumnavigate the globe. TIGHAR’s Earhart Project is testing the hypothesis that Earhart and Noonan landed, and eventually died, on Gardner Island, now Nikumaroro in the Republic of Kiribati.
A reception will follow King’s lecture, which is sponsored by the Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program.