March 2017: Trying to Do the Right Thing to Protect the World’s Cultural Heritage: One Committee Member’s Tale

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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 […]

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February 2017: Ethnicity and Biology: Case Studies in Mexico and New Mexico

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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, […]

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January 2017: Aphrodisias, a Greco-Roman City and its Hinterland

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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 […]

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December 2016: On the Significance of Roger II of Sicily’s Antiquated Loros in the Mosaic in Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio, Palermo

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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” […]

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November 2016: Staten Island Museum Event – Archaeology & Museums

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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 […]

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October 2016: Documenting Native American Diasporas in the Early Colonial Southeast

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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, […]

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September 2016: Tools, Language, and the Evolution of the Human Mind

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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 […]

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September 2015: Queen Pu-Abi of Ur: A Love Story

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Learn about the fascinating Mesopotamian Queen Pu-Abi!

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October 2015: The Astronomical Observatories of Jai Singh

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Discover the interconnections between Astronomy, Archaeology, and Architecture in this presentation about Indian astronomical observatories!

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November 2015: Staten Island Museum Special Event!

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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 […]

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