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.

 

Abstract: Read more »

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

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

Population Growth and Sociopolitical Change in Late Pre-Contact Hawaii: Insights from Household Archaeology in Leeward Kohala, Hawaii Island

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 7:30pm

Location:
Murch Auditorium, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cleveland, OH
United States

Lecturer: Julie Field

Abstract: Population Growth and sociopolitical change in late pre-Contact Hawaii: Insights from Household Archaeology in Leeward Kohala, Hawaii Island

Van Tilburg Lecture

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

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

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Murch Auditorium, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cleveland, OH
United States

Lecturer: C. Brian Rose

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

Joukowsky Lecture

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

The Chemistry of Kinship: Daidalos and Kothar Revisited

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Murch Auditorium, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cleveland, OH
United States

Lecturer: Andrew Koh

Abstract: The Chemistry of Kinship: Daidalos and Kothar Revisited

Laing Lecture

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

Archaeology and Earth Science Day at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Sponsored by Cleveland Archaeological Society, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, & Cleveland State University Department of Humanities

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

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

Join us for a day of discovery as part of Ohio Archaeology Month and national Earth Science Week. Come learn about the fascinating worlds of these sciences and related careers. Meet Museum curators and staff; members of Museum-associated societies such as the Cleveland Geological Society and the Micromineral Society; as well as representatives from the Cleveland Archaeological Society and local universities.

See how tools are chipped from stone, and try primitive technologies such as atlatl throwing, cordage making and pump drilling. Bring in up to six of your artifacts, fossils, minerals, and rocks for identification. Check out exhibits of archaeological and geological specimens. Participate in family friendly, hands-on activities in the Smead Discovery Center. Dig through the Museum Store for related books, educational toys, games, clothing and other finds. There will be something for the whole family!

Free with Museum admission.

Website: http://www.cmnh.org/site/calendarofevents.aspx?date=10/22/2011

Contact:
Cleveland Museum of Natural History

The Master of Animals: Divine Symbols and Local Traditions in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 7:30pm

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

Lecturer: Derek Counts

Abstract: The Master of Animals: Divine Symbols and Local Traditions in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean

Kershaw Lecture

Contact:
AIA

The Archaeological Exploration of Sikyon: A Comprehensive Approach to the Study of a Greek City-State

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 7:30pm

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

Lecturer: Yannis Lolos

Abstract: The archaeological exploration of Sikyon: a comprehensive approach to the study of a Greek city-state

Kress Lecture

A reception will follow the lecture.

Contact:
AIA

Ancient Mendes: Reflections of Early Egypt in the Heart of the Delta

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 7:30pm

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

Lecturer: Matthew J. Adams

Abstract: Ancient Mendes: Reflections of Early Egypt in the Heart of the Delta

Laing Lecture

Contact:
AIA

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