New Discoveries in the Deep-Water Archaeology of the Black Sea

Sponsored by Cleveland Archaeological Society

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 7:30pm

Location:
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval
Cleveland, OH 44106
United States

Lecture by Dr. Dan Davis (Luther College), in the Murch Auditorium of  the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, (1 Wade Oval, Cleveland, OH  44106) at 7:30 pm.  Lecture is free and open to the public.  Reception follows lecture.

 

Abstract: Read more »

Contact:
Dr. John R. Spencer
spencer@jcu.edu

The Newark “Holy Stones”: Science, Politics, and Religion in 19th Century Ohio

Sponsored by SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park

AIA Society Event: Dayton

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Location:
SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park
2301 West River Road
Dayton, OH
United States

The “Holy Stones” are a series of carved and polished stones bearing Hebrew inscriptions, said to have been found in the ancient mounds near Newark, Ohio in the 1860s. They were seized upon by those who believed “savage” Indians could not have built Ohio’s mounds, but have been considered frauds since the late 1800s. However, some enthusiasts have recently claimed they might be authentic. What are the “Holy Stones?” Are they evidence of pre-Columbian visitations by ancient Hebrews? If they are clever frauds, what were the perpetrators’ motives?

Contact:
Andrew Sawyer
aia@sunwatch.org
937-268-8199

Amorous Astronauts, Inkblots, and A Low Opinion of Our Ancestors: The Ancient Aliens Fantasy

Sponsored by SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park

AIA Society Event: Dayton

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Location:
SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park
2301 Wet River Road
Dayton, OH 45417
United States

The first presentation in the AIA/SunWatch Winter 2013 Lecture Series: Myths and Mysteries in Archaeology, presented by Dr. Ken Feder, Professor of Anthropology, Central Connecticut State University: Read more »

Contact:
Andrew Sawyer
aia@sunwatch.org
937-268-8199

Ohio Archaeology: A Fifteen Thousand Year Human Odyssey

Sponsored by Springfield Archaeological Society and Clark County Historical Society

AIA Society Event: Springfield

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location:
Springfield Marriott
100 S. Fountain Blvd.
Springfield, OH 45502
United States

The Clark County Historical Society and the Springfield Archaeoogical Society will host Dr. Bradley T. Lepper of the Ohio Historical Society. A reception for Dr. Lepper will be held at the Marriott, 100 S. Fountain Ave at 6 pm, followed by Dr. Lepper's lecture at 7 pm. The lecture will be held at the adjacent Heritage Center. For additional details and reservations, visit the website of Springfield Archaeological Society or email Janet Dobson, Secretary.

Website: http://www.springfieldarchaeology.org

Contact:
Janet Dobson, Secretary
archaeology@woh.rr.com

Archaeology and Earth Science Day

Sponsored by Cleveland Archaeological Society / Cleveland Museum of Natural History

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location:
Cleveland Museum of Natural HIstory
1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106
United States

 

The Cleveland Archaeological Society will join other groups for a full day of exhibits and presentations at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.  The Society will sponsor both an informational table and hands-on family activities. 

Hands-on opportunities will allow adults and children to experience some of the mystery and excitement of archaeology.  They can don conservator's gloves and reconstruct the sherds of a broken ceramic pot or make a rubbing from a replica of an ancient Mayan inscription.  Back from last year will be the popular "mummified archaeologist" -- a "photo-op" of a mummy using a theodolite (with the AIA logo proudly displayed) that thrilled young visitors. 

Our table in the Museum’s lobby will feature photos of the Society’s Internship winners and their excavation work as well as other material describing the missions and accomplishments of both the CAS and AIA.  Free copies of Archaeology Magazine, membership application forms, and attractive brochures will also solicit interest.  A power-point slide show of scenes from the Society’s sponsored interns at their excavation sites will accompany the print materials.

 

Website: http://www.cmnh.org/site/GetInvolved/ClubsandSocieties/ClevelandGeologicalSociet...

Contact:
Elisha Dumser
edumser@uakron.edu

Archaeology Day

Sponsored by University of Akron Community Archaeology Program

AIA Society Event: Akron-Kent

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Location:
Coventry Oaks Pavilion in Firestone Metro Parks Serving Summit County
40 Axline Ave.
Akron, OH 44319
United States

Activities include exhibits from historic and prehistoric archaeological investigations in the region, artifact exhibits by local archaeology groups, flintknapping and atlatl throwing demonstrations, artifact identification, artifact processing, and activities for children.  

Contact:
Linda Whitman
whitman@uakron.edu
330-972-6179

Archaeology Day at the College of Wooster

Sponsored by Archaeology Student Colloquium, Program in Archaeology, AIA

AIA Society Event: Oberlin-Wooster

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location:
Lowry Center, College of Wooster
Beall Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691
United States

Exhibits by local historical and archaeological groups, demonstrations of prehistoric technologies (flintknapping, ceramics), spear-throwing using atlatls

Contact:
P. Nick Kardulias
pkardulias@wooster.edu
330-263-2474

National Archaeology Day

Sponsored by AIA Dayton Society and SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park

AIA Society Event: Dayton

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location:
SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park
2301 West River Road
Dayton, OH 45417
United States

The Archaeological Institute of America’s Dayton Society hosts National Archaeology Day with archaeologists on hand to discuss SunWatch and identify your artifacts as well as ground penetrating radar demonstrations. There will also be atlatl demonstrations with a World Atlatl Association International Standard Accuracy Contest at 2pm. Admission is free.

Website: http://www.sunwatch.org/program-a-events/special-events/4-special-events/99-nati...

Contact:
Andrew Sawyer
aia@sunwatch.org
937-268-8199

Assessing the Historicity of the Trojan War: Excavations at Troy 1988-2010

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Oxford

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Miami University Art Museum
801 South Patterson Avenue
Oxford, OH 45056
United States

Lecturer: C. Brian Rose

Abstract: Assessing the Historicity of the Trojan War: Excavations at Troy 1988-2010

Joukowsky Lecture

Contact:
James Hanges
hangesjc@muohio.edu
513-529-2029

Protecting Cultural Heritage in the Middle East Starts Here

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Oberlin-Wooster

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 7:30pm

Location:
1937 Addition, Art Complex, Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH
United States

Lecturer: Lisa Kahn

Abstract: Protecting Cultural Heritage in the Middle East Starts Here

Howland Lecture

Contact:
P. Nick Kardulias
pkardulias@wooster.edu
330-263-2474

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