Can You Dig It? Archaeology and Fossil Day Celebration

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America East Tennessee Society and the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

AIA Society Event: Tennessee

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Location:
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
1327 Circle Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
United States

In celebration of International Archaeology Day and National Fossil Day, the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Tennessee, and the Archaeological Institute of America, East Tennessee Society, are hosting Can You Dig It?–an event for families and the public on Sunday, October 12 from 1:30-5:00 p.m. at the Museum.

A number of activities for children, including games, demonstrations, and take home crafts related to archaeology and fossils, will be available. Visitors can also bring artifacts, rocks, and fossils for identification by experts. Archaeologists, paleontologists, and geologists will be on hand to talk with visitors about their work, and present displays about their research around the world. All activities are free and open to the public.

Website: http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu/events/can-you-dig-it-10-12-2014/

Contact:
Cat Shteynberg
cshteynb@utk.edu
8659742144

Can You Dig It?

Sponsored by The AIA East Tennessee Society and the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

AIA Society Event: East Tennessee (Knoxville)

Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Location:
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
1327 Circle Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
United States

Free Archaeology and Fossil Day Activities Hosted at UT's McClung Museum October 13:       In celebration of International Archaeology Day and National Fossil Day, the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the Archaeological Institute of America, East Tennessee Society, will host free activities on Sunday, October 13 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the museum.  Community members are invited to learn about the many sides of archaeology and paleontology through a variety of activities, including object identifications, family and children activities, and presentations of research being done at the University of Tennessee.  Visitors may bring in artifacts, animal bones, and fossils to be identified by University of Tennessee experts. There will be several archaeology and fossil-related activities for children, including a make-and-take activity. Families and members of the public will have the opportunity to learn more about UT archaeological projects around the world at displays manned by University staff and students. Read more »

Contact:
Erin Darby
edarby1@utk.edu
865-974-2466

On the edge of Alexander's world: the unfinished palace at Oglanqala, Azerbaijan

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Nashville

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 7:00pm

Location:
The Nashville Parthenon
2500 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37201
United States

Lecturer: Hilary Gopnik

Abstract: On the edge of Alexander’s world: the unfinished palace at Oğlanqala, Azerbaijan

Graham Lecture

Contact:
Tommye Corlew
tommye.j.corlew@vanderbilt.edu
615-322-2516

The Magnificent Peutinger Map: Roman Cartography at its Most Creative

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Nashville

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 7:00pm

Location:
The Nashville Parthenon
2500 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37201
United States

Lecturer: Richard Talbert

Abstract: The Magnificent Peutinger Map: Roman Cartography at its Most Creative

Oliver Lecture

Contact:
Tommye Corlew
tommye.j.corlew@vanderbilt.edu
615-322-2516

Sorcery in the Soil: Finding Magic at Greco-Roman Karanis in Egypt

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Nashville

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 7:00pm

Location:
The Nashville Parthenon
2500 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37201
United States

Lecturer: Andrew T. Wilburn

Abstract: Sorcery in the Soil: Finding Magic at Graeco-Roman Karanis in Egypt

Cesnola Lecture

Contact:
Tommye Corlew
tommye.j.corlew@vanderbilt.edu
615-322-2516

CANCELLED - Chariot Racing in Roman Society

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: East Tennessee (Knoxville)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location:
University of Tennessee, Room TBA
1331 Circle Park Drive #114
Knoxville, TN 37920
United States

Lecturer: Sinclair Bell

Abstract: Chariot Racing in Roman Society

Please note that this lecture has been CANCELLED, and rescheduled for March 24, 2015.

Contact:
Aleydis Van de Moortel
avdm@utk.edu
(865) 974-8279

Seth, Evil God of Power and Might

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: East Tennessee (Knoxville)

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location:
University of Tennessee, Room TBA
Knoxville, TN
United States

Lecturer: Eugene Cruz-Uribe

Abstract: Seth, Evil God of Power and Might

Contact:
Aleydis Van de Moortel
avdm@utk.edu
(865) 974-8279

The Oracle Sanctuary of Apollon at Abai/Kalapodi, Greece

Sponsored by East Tennessee Society, McClung Museum

AIA Society Event: East Tennessee (Knoxville)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Location:
Frank McClung Museum, University of Tennessee
Circle Park
Knoxville, TN 37996
United States

Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier, "The Oracle Sanctuary of Apollon at Abai/Kalapodi, Greece: Cult Continuity from the Mycenaean Age to the Roman Imperial Period." Sixth Rutledge Archaeology Lecture.

Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier, Director, German Archaeological Institute at Athens, "The

            Oracle Sanctuary of Apollon at Abai/Kalapodi, Greece: Cult Continuity from the Mycenaean Age to

            the Roman Imperial Period." Sixth Rutledge Archaeology Lecture.

            Extra class seminar at 12:40-1:55 pm in HSS 205: "The Historical Background of Homer's Iliad:

            Greece and Asia Minor in the Late Bronze Age."

Lectures are free and open to the public.

Contact:
Aleydis Van de Moortel
avdm@utk.edu

Foragers and Farmers in East Tennessee: What Archaeological Plant Remains Can Tell Us About Prehistoric Lifeways

Sponsored by East Tennessee Society, McClung Museum

AIA Society Event: East Tennessee (Knoxville)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Location:
Frank McClung Museum, University of Tennessee
Circle Park
Knoxville, TN 37996
United States

Kandace D. Hollenbach, Research Associate Professor at the Archaeological Research Lab of the University of Tennessee, will talk about her research on the plant remains recovered from the Townsend Archaeological Project in Blount County, Tennessee, spanning from approximately 5000 years ago through the protohistoric Cherokee occupation ending around AD 1720.  These charred bits of plants can inform us about the daily activities, basic economies, and settlement strategies of the archaeological peoples living in eastern Tennessee. 

This lecture is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a reception.

Website: http://web.utk.edu/~classics/aia/aia.html

Contact:
Aleydis Van de Moortel
avdm@utk.edu
(865) 974-8279

Cultural Interaction (and Reaction) in the Courtly Art of the Hellenistic World.

Sponsored by East Tennessee Society, McClung Museum

AIA Society Event: East Tennessee (Knoxville)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Location:
Frank McClung Museum, University of Tennessee
Circle Park
Knoxville, TN 37996
United States

Kristen Seaman, Kennesaw State University, Georgia, "Cultural Interaction (and Reaction) in the Courtly Art of the Hellenistic World." Co-sponsored by Haines-Morris Distinguished Lecture Fund, Dept. of Classics, University of Tennessee

Website: http://web.utk.edu/~classics/aia/aia.html

Contact:
Aleydis Van de Moortel
avdm@utk.edu
(865) 974-8279

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