Earth Science and Archaeology Day

Sponsored by Cleveland Museum of Natural History

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location:
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive University Circle
Cleveland, OH 44106-1767
United States

Earth Science and Archaeology take center stage at the Museum on this special day. Bring in fossils, rocks, minerals and artifacts to be identified. Watch outdoor demonstrations and try primitive technologies. Adults can learn about Museum projects, excavations, field trips and volunteer opportunities. Meet Museum curators, guest scientists and others from regional institutions and organizations. Get information on related clubs and organizations and special opportunities to work with geologists, paleontologists and archaeologists.

Families will discover the science and fun of geology, paleontology and archaeology through exhibits and hands-on activities. Kid-friendly crafts will be featured, such as making a rubbing of a 300-million year old fern fossil to take home and frame.

This event is on International Archaeology Day and is part of Ohio Archaeology Month and National Earth Science Week.

Free with Museum admission.

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

Contact:
Elisha Ann Dumser
edumser@uakron.edu
330-972-8063

Earth Science and Archaeology Day

Sponsored by Cleveland Museum of Natural History

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location:
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive (University Circle)
Cleveland, OH 44106-1767
United States

The Cleveland Archaeological Society will join other groups interested in archaeology and related subjects for a full day of exhibits and presentations at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Our informational table will feature photos of the Society’s Internship winners and their excavation work as well as materials describing the missions and accomplishments of both the Cleveland Archaeological Society and AIA.  Free copies of Archaeology Magazine, membership application forms, and attractive brochures will also be available.  A power-point slide show of scenes from the Society’s sponsored interns at their excavation sites will accompany the print materials.

Families can enjoy hands-on opportunities to experience some of the mystery and excitement of archaeology.  Children can make a rubbing from a stele, or don white gloves to carefully reconstruct a ceramic vessel from sherds.  Members of the CAS Board and archaeology students from Cleveland State University will be present to supervise the hands-on experience, and explain each activity and its archaeological importance.  Joining the group will be a 6-foot replica of an Egyptian Mummy as a “photo-op” for the many young families who attend.

Website: http://www.cmnh.org/site/CalendarOfEvents.aspx?date=10/19/2013

Contact:
Elisha Dumser
edumser@uakron.edu

Lady K'Abel's Tomb in Guatemala and the Cleveland Stela

Sponsored by Cleveland Archaeology Society

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 7:30pm

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

Olivia Navarro-Farr, College of Wooster

Contact:
Jenifer Neils
jxn4@case.edu

“The Archaeology of the Battle of Lake Erie (1813)” by Carrie Sowden, Lake Erie Shripwreck Research Center

Sponsored by Cleveland Archaeology Society

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
United States

Contact:
Jenifer Neils
jxn4@case.edu

The Temple of Isis in Pompeii

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 7:30pm

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

Lecturer: Molly Swetnam-Burland

Abstract: The Temple of Isis in Pompeii

Contact:
Dede Moore
dede@logan.com
216-932-8132

The Greeks in Sicily

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 7:30pm

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

Lecturer: Barbara Barletta

Abstract: The Greeks in Sicily

Laing Lecture

Contact:
Dede Moore
dede@logan.com
216-932-8132

A Tale of Two Peoples: Phoenicians and Jews in the Land Beyond the River

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 7:30pm

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

Lecturer: Andrea Berlin

Abstract: A Tale of Two Peoples: Phoenicians and Jews in the Land Beyond the River

Kershaw Lecture

Contact:
Dede Moore
dede@logan.com
216-932-8132

Ossuaries and the Burials of Jesus and James

Sponsored by Cleveland Archaeological Society

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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

Lecture by Dr. Jodi Magness (University of North Carolina) 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:

How did the Jews of Jerusalem dispose of their dead in the time of Jesus? In this slide-illustrated lecture, we consider the Gospel accounts of Jesus' death and burial in light of archaeological evidence, ending with a discussion of the so-called "Talpiyot tomb" (recently claimed to be the tomb of Jesus and his family) and the "James ossuary" (a stone box claimed to contain the remains of James the Just, the brother of Jesus).

Website: http://www.case.edu/artsci/clsc/casmain.html

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

Petra: An Urban Oasis in the Arabian Desert

Sponsored by Cleveland Archaeological Society

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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

Lecture by Dr. Leigh-Ann Bedal (Pennsylvania State University, Erie) 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:

During the 1st century BCE, a small settlement of Arab pastoralists located in a remote valley on the edge of the Arabian Desert, was transformed into one of the great ceremonial and economic centers of the ancient Near East. Petra was the capital of the Nabataean Kingdom and hub of the caravan routes that supplied the Mediterranean World with incense and exotic goods. Known for the many magnificent rock-cut tombs and temple facades etched into the encircling rose red sandstone cliffs, Petra's true wonder may be the infrastructure that allowed this desert metropolis to flourish. Masters of hydraulics, Nabataean engineers constructed a network of channels, dams, cisterns and tunnels to transport and store water for practical uses as well as recreation and ornamental display. This presentation explores technological achievements of the Nabataeans and some of the recent discoveries that reveal Petra's splendor.

 

Website: http://www.case.edu/artsci/clsc/casmain.html

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

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.

 

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

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