National Archaeology Day Celebration

Sponsored by Salem Society of the Archaeological Institute of America & Willamette University's Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology

AIA Society Event: Salem

Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Location:
Fort Hoskins Historic Park
3815 Hoskins Road
Philomath, OR
United States

National Archaeology Day Celebration
Fort Hoskins Historical Park,
3815 Hoskins Road, Philomath, OR

Extend your archaeological discoveries by participating in National Archaeology Day!  Every October the Archaeological Institute of America and archaeological organizations across the United States, Canada and abroad present archaeological programs and activities for people of all ages and interests.  Interactive, hands-on National Archaeology Day programs provide the chance to indulge your inner Indiana Jones!

Join us in excavating a Civil War era fort, learning about archaeological field and lab methods, touring the historic Franz-Dunn house and the original commander's house, and witnessing a civil war reenactment!  Then enjoy a free BBQ lunch!

Bus transportation with limited seating will be available from both, Willamette University in Salem and Oregon State University in Corvallis.  Reserve your seats NOW by clicking here! Read more »

Website: http://www.willamette.edu/centers/casa/events/index.html

Contact:
April Miller
cmiller@willamette.edu
503-370-6920

Reflections from a Middle Eastern Archaeological Diary

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Portland

Friday, January 17, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location:
Portland State University, School of Business, Room 190
631 SW Harrison St.
Portland, OR 97201
United States

Lecturer: Marie-Henriette Gates

Abstract: Reflections from a Middle Eastern Archaeological Diary

Joukowsky Lecture

Contact:
Dr. Karen Carr
carrk@pdx.edu
(503) 725-5472

Genetics and African prehistory: possibilities and challenges

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Salem

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location:
Willamette University, Room TBA
Salem, OR
United States

Lecturer: Scott MacEachern

Abstract: Genetics and African prehistory

Contact:
Scott Pike
spike@willamette.edu
503-370-6587

From Phyrgian Capital to Roman Fort: Recent Excavations at Gordion (Turkey)

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Portland

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location:
Portland State University, School of Business, Room 190
631 SW Harrison St.
Portland, OR 97201
United States

Lecturer: Andrew Goldman

Abstract: From Phrygian Capital to Roman Fort: Recent Excavations at Gordion (Turkey)

Contact:
Dr. Karen Carr
carrk@pdx.edu
(503) 725-5472

Gladiators at Pompeii: Roman Spectacle in a Small Town

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Eugene

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 6:00pm

Location:
Eugene Public Library, Bascom/Tykeson Room
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
United States

Lecturer: Steven Tuck

Abstract: Gladiators at Pompeii: Roman Spectacle in a Small Town

Contact:
Ted Booth
tbooth@pacinfo.com
541-683-0831

Silk Route and Diamond Path: The Archaeology of Tibetan Buddhism

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Eugene

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 6:00pm

Location:
Eugene Public Library, Bascom/Tykeson Room
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
United States

Lecturer: Mark Aldenderfer

Abstract: Silk Route and Diamond Path: The Archaeology of Tibetan Buddhism

Norton Lecture

Contact:
Ted Booth
tbooth@pacinfo.com
541-683-0831

Kinet Höyük (Turkey) and the Archaeology of Eastern Mediterranean Seaports

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Salem

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location:
Willamette University, Room TBA
Salem, OR
United States

Lecturer: Marie-Henriette Gates

Abstract: Kinet Höyük (Turkey) and the Archaeology of Eastern Mediterranean Seaports

Joukowsky Lecture

Contact:
Scott Pike
spike@willamette.edu
503-370-6587

Sites, ancestors and trees: landscapes of historical archaeology in Southern Mozambique

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Portland

Friday, November 8, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Portland State University, School of Business, Room 190
631 SW Harrison St.
Portland, OR 97201
United States

Lecturer: M. Dores Cruz

Abstract: Sites, ancestors and trees: landscapes of historical archaeology in Southern Mozambique

Portugal Lecture

Contact:
Dr. Karen Carr
carrk@pdx.edu
(503) 725-5472

Sacred Spaces and Human Sacrifice: The Nasca Lines in their Cultural and Religious Context

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Salem

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location:
Willamette University, Room TBA
Salem, OR
United States

Lecturer: Christina Conlee

Abstract: Sacred Spaces and Human Sacrifice: The Nasca Lines in their Cultural and Religious Context

Borowski Lecture

Contact:
Scott Pike
spike@willamette.edu
503-370-6587

The Rebuilt Citadel of Midas at Gordion

Sponsored by AIA Salem and Willamette University's Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology

AIA Society Event: Salem

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Willamette University, College of Law, Paulus Lecture Hall (Room 201)
245 Winter St SE
Salem, OR 97301
United States

Dr. Brendan Burke
University of Victoria
Associate Professor
Department of Greek and Roman Studies

The Phrygian capital of Gordion in central Turkey and the quasi-historical ruler of the Phrygians, King Midas, have fascinated people since the time of Herodotus.  People are often surprised to learn that there was a true historical ruler named Midas, whose reign dates to around 700 BC.  Midas was preserved and transformed in later legend, primarily through Greek sources - and figured prominently in literature and art.  Although the Kingdom of Midas was on the periphery of the Greek world, Midas became a stand-in for something classical Greeks seem to have both feared and been fascinated by: the wealthy eastern king, and so they created famous legends about King Midas.  Archaeology helps to separate the myth of Midas from the history.  In this talk fieldwork on the citadel from 2000 to 2006 is presented, which helps clarify our understanding of Midas' great capital.

Website: http://www.willamette.edu/centers/casa/events/index.html

Contact:
C. April Miller
cmiller@willamette.edu
503-370-6920

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