Ancient Encounters - Houston
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Buffalo Bayou Preservation Alliance
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Saturday, October 20, 2012

Location:
Kids Day - Buffalo Bayou Festival
Sabine Street at Memorial
Houston, TX 77002
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
nad
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

The Houston Society of AIA will present "Ancient Encounters - Houston", a series of hands-on activities to celebrate National Archaeology Day as part of events connected to "KBR Kids Day -  Buffalo Bayou Festival.  "Events will help children and families learn about indigenous groups that lived along Buffalo Bayou.  Included are mock excavations of a midden, a bone count to determine diet,and flintknapping demonstrations.  All children will be able to make a shell bead necklace and take away coloring sheets depicting the lives of those who lived along the Bayou.  Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
281.497.7382

Location

Frozen in Time - The Story of "Otzi the Iceman"
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Houston Society, AIA
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77006
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Dr. Patrick Hunt, Director, Stanford Alipine Archaeology Project

In the coldest case on record, a five-thousand-year-old man is brought to life through forensic technology and C.S.I.-type investigations.  Uncover what this human archaeological site tells about life in Neolithic Europe.  Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Forgotten in Time - Unknown Cultures of the Arabian Peninsula
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Houston Society, AIA
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Thursday, March 7, 2013

Location:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77006
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Dr. Abdullah Masry, Former Director of Antiquities, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Director of Middle East Broadcasting Center

Deep in the heartland of Arabis remarkable urban centers developed and flourished at the same time as ancient Egypt and Babylonia.  Arabia was long considered a marginal backwater to the grand centers of ancient Near Eastern civilizations, but recent discoveries now reveal hidden cultures and treasures. 

  Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Dreamtime - Aboriginal Interweaving of Past, Present, and Future
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Houston Society, AIA
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77006
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Dreamtime - Aboriginal Interweaving of Past, Present, and Future

David Lee, Australia Rock Art Research Association

How do lessons of the ancient past inform our dreams for the future?  In the world of the Dreamtime, time, space, act and actor are all part of the woven fabric of existence.  Learn how the Aboriginal peoples of Australia have maintained spiritual connections to their lands and to their ancestors. 

  Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Cosmic Time: The Antikythera Mechanism and Its Mysteries
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Houston Society, AIA
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77006
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Cosmic Time

Dr. Mike Edmunds, Emeritus Professor, School of Physic and Astronomy at Cardiff University, Wales.  Director of the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project. 

The world's first computer put into mechanical form the time cycles of the sun, moon, and planets.  Today, cutting-edge technology reveals the extraordinar sophistication of ancient Greece.  What mysteries does the Antikythera mechanism unveil? 

  Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Sacred Time: Medieval Art of Devotion
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Houston Society - AIA
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Sunday, October 14, 2012

Location:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77006
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
nad
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Sacred Time - Medieval Art of Devotion

Dr. Timothy Bolton, Sotheby's Deputy Director, Specialist in Western Manuscripts 

A medieval book of hours was extremely costly and could only be afforded by the elite.  With the aid of detailed miniature paintings in exquisite pigments and burished gold leaf, the wealth were able to order their daily lives according to the days and months of the liturgical year.  Explore the richness of this exquisite art while learning fascinating details about its production.  Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Ancient Encounters - Houston
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Houston Society, AIA
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Saturday, October 20, 2012

Location:
Buffalo Bayou
150 Sabine Street
Houston, TX 77002
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
other
nad
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

The Houston Society of AIA is celebrating National Archaeology Day by presenting "Ancient Encounters-Houston" as part of KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou.  Ancient Encounters features hands-on activities for kids and their families that will acquaint children with indigenous groups who used Buffalo Bayou.  Activities will include flintknapping demonstration, an opportunty to 'excavate' a midden, make a bead necklace, and do a bone count to determine Akokisa diet.  Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
281.497.7382

Location

Dream Stories from the Land of the Lightning Brothers
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 1:00pm

Location:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonet
Houstonj, TX
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no
Lecturer: 

Program for children & families Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
281-497-7382

Location

Timely Remedies--The Ancient Medicine of Otzi the Iceman
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 6:30pm

Location:
The Health Museum
1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no
Lecturer: 
Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
281-497-7382

Location

Embodiment of Empire - Tutankhamen and the Pharaohs of Egypt
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 6:30pm

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

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no
Lecturer: 
Contact Information
Name: 
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