"Recent Excavations at Sardis, City of Croesus”, a lecture by Dr. Nicholas Cahill, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society, UWM Depts of Anthropology, Art History, FLL-Classics

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location:
UW-Milwaukee Sabin Hall Room G90
3413 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

Croesus, the last king of Lydia in western Turkey, is still remembered today for his fabulous wealth. His capital at Sardis is currently being excavated by Dr. Nicholas Cahill who will lecture on his recent archaeological work there. Under Croesus and his forebears, the Lydian empire conquered all of western Turkey in the seventh and sixth century B.C.; it was a satrapal (regional) capital under the Persians in the 5th and 4th centuries B.C., and remained an important city in Hellenistic and Roman times. Recent excavation has tentatively located the palace of the Lydian kings. New discoveries and analyses of some of the world’s earliest coins, invented by the Lydians in the seventh century BC, reveal unexpected results about the sources of gold, the nature of the earliest coinage, and the relationships between money and empire. Excavation and research in two of Sardis’ major Hellenistic and Roman temples, the temple of Artemis and a temple of the cult of the Roman emperors, help us understand the intricacies of these complex buildings and the close historical, economic, and cultic relationships between them.

Website: http://www4.uwm.edu/archlab/AIA/

Contact:
Jane Waldbaum
aiamke@milwpc.com

Games Ancient People Played

Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society & UW-Milwaukee Archaeology Research Laboratory

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location:
UW-Milwaukee Sabin Hall Room 275
3413 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

Try your hand at Senet, game of Egyptian kings, and learn to play Mühle (Nine Men's Morris) like a Roman soldier. Find out who invented chess and when; and where the first loaded dice were found.

In honor of International Archaeology Day, local archaeologists from UW-Milwaukee, Marquette University, and elsewhere will engage visitors in Ancient Games and Puzzles from around the world. This is your chance to have fun playing games while you learn who invented some of the games we still play today, how old they are, where and by whom they were played in the past, and—most important for archaeology—how do we know all this?

Free and Open to the Public

Website: http://www4.uwm.edu/archlab/AIA/

Contact:
Jane Waldbaum
aiamke@milwpc.com

Skeletons, Skulls and Bones in the Art of Chichén Itzá, a lecture by Dr. Virginia Miller, University of Illinois at Chicago

Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location:
UW-Milwaukee Sabin Hall Room G90
3413 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

Maya art expert, Virginia Miller, if the University of Illinois at Chicago, will give a lecture in which she examines the meaning of such motifs as skeletons and skulls in the carved reliefs and painted murals found at the site of Chichén Itzá in the Yucatán region of Mexico. She will explore the reasons for the upsurge of graphic death imagery between A.D. 800 and 1000, and consider whether the northern Maya, who lived at Chichén Itzá, practiced human sacrifice on a large scale, perhaps foreshadowing later Aztec practices.

 

Website: http://www4.uwm.edu/archlab/AIA/

Contact:
Jane Waldbaum
aiamke@milwpc.com

The Ever Elusive Etruscan Egg

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 3:00pm

Location:
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Sabin Hall, Room G90
3413 North Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53201
United States

Lecturer: Lisa Pieraccini

Abstract: The Ever Elusive Etruscan Egg

Cinelli Lecture

Contact:
Jane C Waldbaum
aiamke@milwpc.com

Short Lives and Forgotten Deaths: Infant Skeletons from the "Baby Well" in the Athenian Agora

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 3:00pm

Location:
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Sabin Hall, Room G90
3413 North Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53201
United States

Lecturer: Maria Liston

Abstract: Short Lives and Forgotten Deaths: Infant Skeletons from the “Baby Well” in the Athenian Agora

Coulson Lecture

Contact:
Jane C Waldbaum
aiamke@milwpc.com

Kaptol - Princes of the Crossroad

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 3:00pm

Location:
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Sabin Hall, Room G90
3413 North Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53201
United States

Lecturer: Hrvoje Potrebica

Abstract: Kaptol – Princes of the Crossroad

Kress Lecture

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology, Classics and Art History at the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin

Contact:
Jane C Waldbaum
aiamke@milwpc.com

TBA

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Madison

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 4:00pm

Location:
University of Wisconsin, Room TBA
Madison, WI
United States

Lecturer: Mark Aldenderfer

Norton Lecture

Contact:
Loretta Freiling
freiling@facstaff.wisc.edu
608-262-3855

Reality and Romanticism: The Archaeology of a Small Town or "Do Archaeologists Really Need to Excavate?"

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Appleton

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Wriston Auditorium, Lawrence University
711 E. Boldt Way
Appleton, WI 54911
United States

Lecturer: Ronald T. Marchese

Abstract: Reality and Romanticism: The Archaeology of a Small Town or ‘Do Archaeologists Really Need to Excavate’”

Contact:
Peter Peregrine
peter.n.peregrine@lawrence.edu
920 832-7684

Women in the Iron Age - Weavers of destiny

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Appleton

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location:
Wriston Art Center 224 - Wriston Auditorium, Lawrence University
711 E. Boldt Way
Appleton, WI 54911
United States

Lecturer: Hrvoje Potrebica

Abstract: Women in the Iron Age – weavers of destiny

Kress Lecture

Contact:
Peter Peregrine
peter.n.peregrine@lawrence.edu
920 832-7684

Ancient Aztalan day

Sponsored by Friends of Aztalan State Park & The Wisconsin Archeological Society

AIA Society Event: Wisconsin

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Location:
Aztalan State Park
N6200 Highway Q
Lake Mills , WI 53551
United States

Come to Aztalan State Park and learn about one of North America's premier Ancient Mississippian sites.

Group tours of the site will be conducted by expert archaeologists.  Please Visit the many Aztalan State Park websites to learn more information. Or contact Kurt Sampson (President Friends of Aztalan State Park & The Wisconsin Archeological Society) ksampson2@wi.rr.com or call 414-405-4367.     www.aztalan.us   

Directions

The park is in the Town of Aztalan, on the east side of Jefferson County Highway Q, just south of County Highway B. Coming from the west on Interstate Highway 94, reach County B by going south on State Highway 89 to Lake Mills. Coming from the east on I-94, take State Highway 26 south to Johnson Creek to County Highway B.

 

Tours begin at 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM

 

Website: http://www.aztalan.us

Contact:
Kurt A. Sampson -President -Wisconsin Archeological Society & Friends of Aztalan State Park
ksampson2@wi.rr.com
414-405-4367

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