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

Archaeology, Tourism and Invented Tradition: Contemporary Maya Sculpture in Yucatán

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

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 3:00pm

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

Dr. Jeff Kowalski, Northern Illinois University, will discuss the development of a recent "tradition" of wood carving in northwest Yucatán.  He will focus on the work of several artisans who supplement their income (primarily derived from work as guardians or guides at local archaeological sites such as Kabah, Labna, or Sayil) by creating expertly crafted and aesthetically engaging wood sculptures. These artworks are inspired by, and often based closely on images from Classic Maya stelae, lintels, and ceramics, or Postclassic painted manuscripts. The carvings provide both a creative outlet and an economic benefit for their makers and they are intended to appeal to tourists visiting Maya sites such as Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil, or Labna.

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

Contact:
Jane Waldbaum
aiamke@milwpc.com
4149621895

From King Midas to Roman Soldiers: Recent Excavations at Gordion (Turkey)

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 4:00pm

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

Lecturer: Andrew Goldman

Abstract: From Phrygian Capital to Roman Fort: Recent Excavations at Gordion (Turkey)

High Altitude Archaeology in the Swiss and Italian Alps

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 3:00pm

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

Lecturer: Patrick Hunt

Abstract: Alpine Archaeology in the Grand St. Bernard Pass

Opening the Door to the Greek House

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 3:00pm

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

Lecturer: Barbara Tsakirgis

Abstract: Opening the Door to the Greek House

Howland Lecture

2nd Annual Milwaukee Archaeology Fair

Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society and Milwaukee Public Museum

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Friday, March 11, 2011 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Location:
Milwaukee Public Museum
800 West Wells
Milwaukee, WI 53233
United States

Two days of hands-on demonstrations, exhibits and re-enactments of life in ancient times bring the world of archaeology alive. Educational and fun for school groups, home-schoolers and families.  Friday, March 11 and Saturday March 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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

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

AIA Society: Milwaukee

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

Society Contact:
Elisabetta Cova
covae@uwm.edu

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Society Outreach Grant, 2010, 2011
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