Learn about the bathing tradition and ritual in an old Russian bath house
Discover how Nazi-looted art is being professionally researched by the MFA
Take a look into the mounds of Abydos!
Explore the connections between church architecture and spirituality
Treat yourself to a behind-the-scenes look at the new Staten Island Museum!
Learn about the power of architecture in the Buddhist tradition
Learn about the power of imagery over time in Novohispanic culture
A fascinating alternative interpretation to archaeological and textual records in the Suquehannock tradition
A new view of the castle stresses its active role in regional politics and economics and presents Bodiam at a serried of scales from the smallest action of washing one’s hands in the chapel piscine out to the castle’s place in world history.
Newly discovered ossuaries are discussed within the context of ancient Jewish tombs and burials customs in Jerusalem in the time of Jesus (late Second Temple Period).
Recent Archaeological evidence unearthed in Israel and on Cyprus, has shed new light on the history of the Philistines, a leading tribe in a federation the Egyptians termed ‘People of the Sea.’
Learn about life and race in antebellum Charleston through archaeology and archival research.
The Etruscans were a people similar to the luxury-loving, laid-back Phaeacians of the Odyssey rather than the man-eating Cyclops.
Recent excavations (2006-2012) at the site of Tumilaca la Chimba in the Moquegua valley, Peru, are explored to illustrate how members of this post-collapse community rooted daily and ritual practice in both traditional and turbulent expression.
Recent archaeological explorations by the Maritime Unit of the Israel Antiquities Authority in and around the ancient port of Akko (Acre-Ptolemais) are bringing us closer to the elusive goal of capturing a ‘big ship’, learning the long-lost secrets of their design, and understanding the critical role they played in the Great Power contests of the Hellenistic Age.
Crowns, gold, and tradition in the ancient Korean kingdom of Silla!
An engaging afternoon of Buddhist Art for learners of all ages
A comparison of the development of farming villages in New Mexico in the first millennium AD with parallel developments in the Middle East ten millennia earlier.
Ik’-kingdom vases are among the finest ever produced by the ancient Maya, acknowledged particularly for their naturalistic color, veristic portraiture, skillful rendition of graceful movement, and elegantly fluid, calligraphic line.
An examination of the use of seals from the pre-literate periods through the Bronze Age in Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Aegean, and the Indus Valley highlighting the dynamic nature of these objects and the residual artifact assemblage they left in their wake.
The Archaeology Society of Staten Island was formed in 1962 at Wagner College in Staten Island, NY. In 1963, the Society began a series of lectures that have brought prominent scholars in the various fields of archaeology and anthropology to Staten Island. The Society affiliated with the Archaeological Institute of America in 1964 as The [...]
Membership in the Society is open to anyone interested in archaeology and related areas. The categories of membership in the Society include: REGULAR ($30) – Anyone interest in archaeology and wishing to participate in the Society’s programs. FAMILY ($45) – Couples and their children under eighteen years of age. STUDENT ($8) – Any full-time student [...]
Directions to Wagner College The Society holds its monthly meetings at Wagner College. TRAVEL BY CAR Verrazano Bridge: From Brooklyn, Queens and Points East Take the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to Staten Island. From the toll booths, follow Interstate 278 to the “Richmond Road/Clove Road” exit. Follow the service road to the third traffic light and [...]