“After the Maelstrom: The Archaeology of Post-Collapse Maya Communities in Central Quintana Roo, Mexico,” a lecture by Dr. Laura Villamil, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 12:00am - 3:00pm

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

The Classic Maya civilization flourished in Mesoamerica from ca. 250 to 900 AD and then collapsed. But what happened to the people? In her lecture, Prof. Laura Villamil, UW-Milwaukee, will present evidence of a widespread reoccupation of abandoned Classic Maya sites in south-central Quintana Roo, Mexico. Based on her recent excavations at the site of Margarita and neighboring sites, she will discuss what happened in the immediate aftermath of the so-called Classic Maya Collapse (ca. 850-900 AD), as well as some of the strategies adopted by the Maya to initiate the process of societal regeneration.

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

Contact:
Jane Waldbaum
aiamke@milwpc.com

Life After Fieldwork

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America-Milwaukee Society and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Archaeological Research Laboratory

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

The Milwaukee Society will host an event entitled "Life After Fieldwork: Archaeological Analysis Behind the Scenes at UW-Milwaukee's Archaeological Research Laboratory" on October 22, 2011 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Sabin Hall, Room 275 (3413 North Downer Ave, Milwaukee). Professors and graduate students of archaeology working on archaeological material from Wisconsin, Mexico, Sicily and Germany will be on hand to demonstrate what they are working on and how. Learn how archaeologists study their sites and finds by applying such scientific techniques as GIS (Geographic Information Systems), petrographic and X-Ray fluorescence analysis of pottery, osteological sex and age determination of skeletal material, and experimental archaeology. For more information or to pre-register contact Bettina Arnold, aiamke@milwpc.com.

Contact:
AIA Milwaukee Society

The Archaeology of Early European Village Societies

Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 3:00pm

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

Lecture by Dr. William Parkinson, Field Museum of Natural History

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

Contact:
Jane Waldbaum
aiamke@milwpc.com

Who Owns the Past? Investigating the Trade in Middle Eastern Antiquities, Lecture by Morag Kersel, DePaul University

Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 3:00pm

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

As artifacts travel from the ground to the consumer in the marketplace, recent research has shown that there are multiple stakeholders with competing claims in the legal trade in antiquities. In Israel it is legal to buy and sell artifacts from legally sanctioned dealers, if the collections pre-date the 1978 national ownership law. Not all aspects of this trade are legal, however, and not all participants have an equal voice. The market in Israel is comprised of archaeologists, collectors, customs officials, dealers, government employees, looters, middlemen, museum professionals, and tourists, all expressing a degree of entitlement in the acquisition and disposition of artifacts. Adding to the complexity of the situation is the porous nature of the borders between Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority as artifacts in the market come from those areas and go out to Europe, the Far East, and the United States. The journey of a Roman coin from the Palestinian countryside to the Upper West side of New York City allows the examination of the various positions in the debate over who owns the past.

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

Contact:
Jane Waldbaum
aiamke@milwpc.com

Understanding the Development of Urban Society in Ancient East Africa, lecture by Chapurukha (Chap) Kusimba, Field Museum of Natural History

Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 3:00pm

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

Studies of ancient urbanism readily recognize the role of regional and interregional interaction processes in the development and sustenance of urbanism. Although ancient trade and immigration were inherent in the origins of urban society archaeologists have often attributed the rise of origins of urbanism to non-local often foreigner initiatives. Dr. Chap Kusimba of the Field Museum of Natural History will discuss his ongoing archaeological investigations on the rise, sustenance, and demise of ancient cities of East Africa.

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

Contact:
Jane Waldbaum
aiamke@milwpc.com

Roman Cartography at its Most Creative: The Magnificent Peutinger Map

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 3:00pm

Location:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sabin Hall Room G90
3413 North Downer Avenue (Lower Level)
Milwaukee, WI
United States

Lecturer: Richard Talbert

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

Joukowsky Lecture Lecture will be followed by discussion & refreshments

Contact:
AIA

Exploring in Jason's Wake: Underwater Archaeology in the Black Sea

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 3:00pm

Location:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sabin Hall Room G90 (Lower Level)
3413 North Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
United States

Lecturer: Dan Davis

Abstract: Exploring in Jason’s Wake: Deepwater Archaeology in the Black Sea

McCann/Taggart Lecture

Lecture will be followed by discussion & refreshments

Contact:
AIA

The Archaeology of Ancient India

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 3:00pm

Location:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sabin Hall Room G90
3413 North Downer Avenue (Lower Level)
Milwaukee, WI
United States

Lecturer: Monica Smith

Abstract: Text and Context: The Archaeology of Ancient India

Lecture will be followed by discussion & refreshments

Contact:
AIA

Death’s Dominion during the Chalcolithic Period in the Southern Levant

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

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 3:00pm

Location:
UWM Sabin Hall Room G90
3413 North Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

Since the discovery in the 1930s of enigmatic wall murals at the type site of Tulaylat al-Ghassul, Jordan, archaeologists have debated how to interpret them.  Evidence from iconography and imagery such as this, and from more recent excavations in the southern Levant (Israel, Jordan, and Palestine) suggests a florescence of ritual practices during the Chalcolithic Period (4500-3600 BC).  Yorke Rowan, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, will present recent fieldwork that documents a late prehistoric era when novel symbols, rituals and paraphernalia are focused on intensified concerns about the proper treatment of the dead, perhaps indicative of a new religious movement.

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

Contact:
Jane Waldbaum
aiamke@milwpc.com
414-962-1895

The Milwaukee Public Museum’s Mummies from Akhmim, Egypt

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

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 3:00pm

Location:
UWM Sabin Hall Room G90
3413 North Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

Two Egyptian mummies have been part of the Milwaukee Public Museum’s collections since 1887. They were first CT-scanned in 1986 at the instigation of curator Carter Lupton. That project involved other specialists and indirectly led to the formation of the Akhmim Mummy Studies Consortium, a collaboration that has examined nearly 20 mummies from Akhmim thus far, from collections spread across the country and the globe.  Lupton will share the history of this ongoing study, including more recent examinations and analyses of the MPM mummies. All of this is framed by the exhibit Mummies of the World, coming to the Milwaukee Public Museum in December, 2010.

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

Contact:
Jane Waldbaum
aiamke@milwpc.com
414-962-1895

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