AIA Toronto Society hosts Joukowsky lecture for International Archaeology Day
October 25, 2013
On Wednesday, October 23rd, the AIA-Toronto Society welcomed Dr. Marie-Henriette Gates to Toronto as part of the society's International Archaeology Day Celebrations. She graciously spoke twice during her stay. First she conducted a lunchtime workshop on “Kinet Höyük in the Iron Age" for graduate students in the University of Toronto's Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civillizations. This workshop was held and co-sponsored by the University of Toronto Archaeology Centre and 15 people were in attendance. It was a wonderful opportunity for students, some who had actually worked with her in the field in Turkey, to have a chance to interact with her and "pick her brains".
Later the same day the society welcomed her as the Joukowsky lecturer to their regular lecture series and she gave a lecture titled "Reflections from a Middle Eastern Archaeological Diary." In her lecture, she gave a stimulating overview on the past and current state of archaeology in Turkey. Her remarks were a sobering appraisal of the current cultural policies being enacted by municipal and state authorities. A reception followed the lecture.
International Archaeology Day in Anchorage, Alaska was hosted by archaeologists from the state and federal level at University of Anchorage.
For International Archaeology Day, the Oriental Institute hosted a film screening "Breaking Ground: the Story of the Oriental Institute."
Parkin Archeological State Park commemorated International Archaeology Day 2013