Accomplished educator. Hebrew scholar. Dr. Esther Grushkin was an extraordinary woman with a passion for learning that she shared with students of all ages. It is in keeping with this love of learning that the JCC of Staten Island Dr. Esther Grushkin SAJE Lecture Series is being established in perpetuity by the Grushkin family. The […]
April 30, 2017, at 3pm The Dr.Esther Grushkin Memorial Lecture Dr. Thierry Petit Unveiling the Greek Sphinx The Greek Sphinx always has been a fascinating topic. From the Renaissance to the present day there has been much speculation about the figure. Its encounter with Oedipus as well as the famous riddle are the main […]
March 26, 2017 at 3pm Archaeological Institute of America – Norton Lecturer Lothar von Falkenhausen Trying to Do the Right Thing to Protect the World’s Cultural Heritage: One Committee Member’s Tale This is a personal account of the author’s service as a member of President Obama’s Cultural Property Advisory Committee. It reflects upon the purpose […]
Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3pm Dr. Heather JH Edgar Ethnicity and Biology: Case Studies in Mexico and New Mexico How do cultural trends and historical events shape the biology of populations? What are the biological correlates of culturally-defined groups? These two questions will be examined in two contexts, post-classic Mexico and contemporary New Mexico, […]
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3pm The Dr. George G. Hackman Memorial Lecture Dr. Peter DeStaebler Aphrodisias, a Greco-Roman City and its Hinterland The ancient city of Aphrodisias is one of the most important and evocative Greco-Roman archaeological sites in Turkey. Famous in antiquity for its sanctuary of Aphrodite, the city’s patron goddess, Aphrodisias enjoyed […]
December 4, 2016 The Lynda Nilsen Memorial Lecture Dr. Dawn Marie Hayes On the Significance of Roger II of Sicily’s Antiquated Loros in the Mosaic in Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio, Palermo In his well-known portrait “Martorana” in Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio, Palermo, Roger II of Sicily dons an antiquated loros. The stole is not a “modified” […]
TUESDAY Nov 8, 2015 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Staten Island Museum Event – Archaeology & Museums This event will be a workshop day for the local Staten Island High School Teachers and Administrators at the Staten Island Museum, sponsored in part by the Staten Island Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. Check back […]
Sunday Oct 23, 2016 at 3pm The Helen H. Loeffler Memorial Lecture Dr. Jonathan Bernard Marcoux Documenting Native American Diasporas in the Early Colonial Southeast The colonial trade in deerskins and Native American slaves had profound effects on the cultural landscape of the Southeast during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Indeed, […]
Sunday, Sept 25, 2016 at 3pm Archaeological Institute of America Lecture Dr. Kathleen Gibson Tools, Language, and the Evolution of the Human Mind Darwin and Wallace, co-discoverers of evolution by natural selection, held contrasting views about the origins of the human mind. Wallace considered the human mind to be qualitatively distinct from that of […]
Learn about the fascinating Mesopotamian Queen Pu-Abi!
Discover the interconnections between Astronomy, Archaeology, and Architecture in this presentation about Indian astronomical observatories!
Image Credit:Staten Island Museum, Building A at Snug Harbor, Ralph Appelbaum Associates Inc. Friday Nov 6, 2015 from 10:00AM-3:00PM Staten Island Museum Event: Archaeology and Museums This event will be a workshop day for the local Staten Island community at the Staten Island Museum, sponsored in part by the Staten Island Society of the […]
Learn about the perils of forgery in Archaeology and Art History!
Get a special preview of the upcoming exhibit of Hellenistic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art!
Discover the important role played by the ancient mounds of the Mississippian Culture!
Learn about local exchange and interaction among the ancient Andean cultures!
Discover the story of the 16th century whalers along the Labrador coast!
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
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 (no charge) – Any full-time […]
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 […]