Are We There Yet? African Origins and the Human Journey

Sponsored by AIA-Houston Society

AIA Society Event: Houston

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 6:30pm

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
United States

John Kappelman, Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas         

Large Screen Theater, Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr. 

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Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
713.364.6344

Weaving the World Together: Trade Along the Silk Routes

Sponsored by AIA-Houston Society

AIA Society Event: Houston

Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005
United States

Valerie Hansen, Professor of History, Yale University

Brown Auditorium Theater, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,  1001 Bissonnet

Co-sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

How did this modest trade artery become the world's most famous cultural superhighway? Documents excavated along the Silk Routes allow us to see with needle-sharp precision who was moving along these trade routes and why. Merchants, envoys, refugees, missionaries, artists, and craftsmen all helped transmit the many ideas that traversed Eurasia in the first millennium CE.  Read more »

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
713.364.6344

Chocolate: Revolution in a Cup

Sponsored by AIA-Houston Society

AIA Society Event: Houston

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Rosemary Joyce, Goldman Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

Giant Screen Theatre, Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr. 

Co-sponsored by the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Were the ancients as addicted to chocolate as we are today? New research shows that chocolate was domesticated in Central America before the rise of the Olmec civilization, over 3500 years ago. The importance of this universally loved elixir grew, and a chocolate drink laced with chili peppers became a Mesoamerican symbol of hospitality and royalty. Melt with excitement as you discover the ancient origins of chocolate.

HMNS and AIA Members - $12.00, General Admission - $18.00

Tickets available online, or by phone at 713.639.4629, or at HMNS box office

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
713.364.6344

Ride Like the Wind: Horses & Nomads in the Arabian Desert

Sponsored by AIA-Houston Society

AIA Society Event: Houston

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005
United States

FAMILY TALK

Carolyn Willekes, Asst. Professor of Archaeology, University of Calgary

Brown Auditorium Theater, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet

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Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
713.364.6344

A Transformative Partnership: Horses and Humans

Sponsored by AIA-Houston Society

AIA Society Event: Houston

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005
United States

Carolyn Willekes, University of Calgary     

Brown Auditorium Theater, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet

Co-sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  An Archaeological Institute of America Lecture. 

The partnership between humans and horses goes back much further than we thought.  Domestication of the horse radically transformed communication, trade and warfare and helped further an exchange of art and ideas.  An important sculpture depicting a horse found in Saudi Arabia last summer shows how artistic depictions may upend prevailing theories about the use of the horse. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 6:30 p.m.     Read more »

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
713.364.6344

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Sponsored by AIA-Houston Society

AIA Society Event: Houston

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Film screening                                                

Giant Screen Theatre, Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr. 

Co-sponsored by the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Take a glimpse inside the recently discovered Chauvet Cave in Southern France in this spectacular 3D documentary by Werner Herzog.  Since this cave is not open to the public, the film offers the only way to view the Paleolithic paintings that make Chauvet such a marvelous  site. 

HMNS and AIA Members - $12.00, General Admission - $18.00

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
713.364.6344

Our Own Backyard: Ancient Texas Art Family Talk

Sponsored by AIA-Houston Society

AIA Society Event: Houston

Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Carolyn Boyd, Director, Shumla School

Moran Lower Level Conference Center, Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr. 

Co-sponsored by the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Art rocks!  Did you know that intricate and beautiful rock art exists in Texas?  Discover ancient Texas art treasures at a presentation geared for families and presented by a center that works to connect people of all ages with the land and their cultural heritage.  Afterwards, create your own rock art. 

FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
713.364.6344

Dark Cave, Bright Visions: Life and Art in Ice Age Europe

Sponsored by AIA-Houston Society

AIA Society Event: Houston

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location:
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Randall White, New York University, Director, Center for the Study of Human Origins

Giant Screen Theatre, Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr. 

Co-sponsored by the Houston Museum of Natural Science and The Leakey Foundation

Learn about the art and interests of the people who lived in caves such as Lascaux.  Explore the social systems and the possible meanings of the symbols in the magnificent art they created.  In what way does this magnificent art reveal the worldview and life of the people of the Paleolithic era?    

Coincides with HMNS exhibit “Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux“- November 1, 2013 through March 16, 2014

HMNS and AIA Members - $12.00,  General Admission - $18.00

Tickets available online, or by phone at 713.639.4629, or at HMNS box office

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
beckylao@att.net
281.497.7382

Symbology of the Afterlife Cemetery Tour

Sponsored by AIA-Houston

AIA Society Event: Houston

Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Location:
The Heritage Society
1100 Bagby
Houston, TX 77002
United States

What does Star Trek have in common with headstones with shells and inverted writing, Texas Independence, and Buffalo Soldiers?  Find out answers and hear a ghost story or two on a tour of historic Houston cemeteries the Sunday before Halloween. 

Depart by bus from The Heritage Society to travel to Olivewood, College Memorial Park, Founders, and Beth Israel. The tour ends back at The Heritage Society, former site of the Episcopal and Masonic cemeteries, to hear about Houstonians who were originally buried there

Discover stories of the departed at College Memorial Park as students in period dress act as interpretive guides and Buffalo Soldier reenactors lead a search for their unmarked graves.  Learn about African symbology from a descendent of those buried at Olivewood.  Explore Houston’s links to Texas Independence in tales told by members of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Children of the American Revolution, garbed in 19th-century costume.  Understand Jewish burial customs as well as unique symbology on headstones that has a link to Star Trek at Beth Israel cemetery.

Cosponsored by the Buffalo Soldiers Museum, The Heritage Society, & Houston Greeters

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
beckylao@att.net
281.497.7382

Ancient Encounters Houston

Sponsored by AIA-Houston

AIA Society Event: Houston

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Location:
Buffalo Bayou, Sabine Street Bridge
150 Sabine Street
Houston, TX 77007
United States

Does Houston have ancient history?  You bet!  Join us to celebrate National Archaeology Day at the KBR Kids Festival along Buffalo Bayou where Karankawa roamed, some of the first people who lived along the Bayou. 

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
beckylao@att.net
281.497.7382

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