September 2017: Dr. Marta Ameri: “Ships from Dilmun, Magan and Meluhha:” Ancient South Asia and its Contacts with the West in the 3rd millennium BCE

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Sunday, Sept 17, 2017 at 3pm                                                  The Helen H. Loeffler Memorial Lecture Dr. Marta Ameri Assistant Professor of Art History, Colby College “Ships from Dilmun, Magan and Meluhha:” Ancient South Asia and its Contacts with the West in the 3rd millennium BCE The Harappan, or Indus Valley, Civilization, which flourished in India and […]

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October 2017: Dr. Scott MacEachern: Landscapes of Boko Haram: History, Violence and Wealth in Central Africa (image courtesy Christian Seignobos)

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Sunday Oct 15, 2017 at 3pm                               Archaeological Institute of America – English Lecturer Dr. Scott MacEachern Professor of Anthropology, Bowdoin College Landscapes of Boko Haram: History, Violence and Wealth in Central Africa The terrorist organization Boko Haram has inflicted huge amounts of suffering on Central African communities through the last decade. In the course […]

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November 2017: Dr. Alicia Boswell: Ritual Regalia of the Ancient Moche

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Sunday Nov 12, 2017 at 3pm Dr. Alicia Boswell Postdoctoral Fellow, Bard College Ritual Regalia of the Ancient Moche   In the last thirty years archaeological investigations on the north coast of Peru have produced a wealth of new information leading to nuances in our understanding of Moche sociopolitical organization (AD 200-800). These discoveries have […]

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Esther Grushkin Memorial Lecture Program

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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 […]

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Society Teaching Award

Staten Island Archaeology Society Teacher Award   Teachers interested in furthering their students engagement with archaeology and world material culture are encouraged to apply for a $500.00 award.  Staten Island Archaeology Society members will choose 2 outstanding applicants.  Successful applicants are expected to work on a project with students (ideally at least 15), that will […]

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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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