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.
An examination of the Tiwanaku State (Peru) that attempts to answer questions about what people were doing within the state and at whose authority activities took place, subjects important for archaeological studies of labor within emerging state-level societies.
Children participate in the DigIt mock excavation at the 2011 Archaeology Fair