Mummies: Myth and Reality

Sponsored by Sunnybrook School

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Location:
Sunnybrook School
Merton Street
Toronto, ON
Canada

AIA Toronto Society members will go into a grade Five class and give a powerpoint presentation on ancient Egyptian Mummies.  This will be followed by hands on exercise making mummies using small plastic dolls, lengths of bandage.  Templates for making the sarcophagus will be left with the class to make at a later date.

Contact:
Margaret Morden
memorden@gmail.com
416-551-9512

National Archaeology Day at the Royal Ontario Museum

Sponsored by Royal Ontario Museum

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

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

Location:
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6
Canada

Come and celebrate National Archaeology Day at the Royal Ontario Museum, with archaeological talks and events for the family.

Learn how to think like an archaeologist through activities for the whole family. Talk to student archaeologists who have made exciting new discoveries at sites across the world. Meet a field doctor from the War of 1812 and see how historic re-enactors help archaeologists bring the past to life. Learn from museum experts who show you how ancient objects were made, and how they have been preserved.  Then try your hand at digging for treasure, repairing an ‘ancient’ pot, and more.

In the lecture theatre will be a series of talks by archaeologists about fieldwork and ancient cultures.

Events are funded by the generosity of the A.G. Leventis Foundation and the Archaeological Institute of America.

Website: http://www.rom.on.ca/programs/rom_kids/weekends/index.php?ref=showinfo&program_i...

Contact:
ROM Programs
programs@rom.on.ca
416 586 5797

Vikings: the North Atlantic Saga

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 5:00pm

Location:
University of Toronto, St. George Campus, Building & Room TBA
Toronto, ON
Canada

Lecturer: William Fitzhugh

Abstract: Vikings: the North Atlantic Saga

Contact:
Meg Morden
memorden@gmail.com

From Dunhuang (P.R. China): the oldest Star Atlas

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 5:15pm

Location:
University of Toronto, St. George Campus, Sidney Smith Hall SS 2135
100 George Street
Toronto, ON
Canada

Lecturer: Nicholas David

Abstract: From Dunhuang (P.R. China): the oldest Star Atlas

Contact:
Meg Morden
memorden@gmail.com

Dig the Past - Archaeology Fair

Sponsored by The AIA Toronto Outreach Program with the Archaeology Centre at the University of Toronto

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 11:30am - 5:00pm

Location:
The Archaeology Centre at the University of Toronto, Anthropology Building
19 Russell Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2S2
Canada

As part of National Archaeology Day, the AIA Toronto Chapter in conjunction with the
Archaeology Centre at the University of Toronto will hold an Archaeology Fair on Saturday,
October 22nd 2011 from 11:30 - 5:00 pm. Students, youth, children as well as parents alike can
experience and learn more about archaeology first hand through pottery reconstruction puzzles,
flint-knapping and poster presentations on local heritage. Our main event will consist of several
mock digs aimed at demonstrating proper excavation techniques, stratigraphy, artefact recording
and the difference between rescue and research archaeology. Qualified volunteers will be on
hand to assist the attendees in the proper recording of the hidden artefacts uncovered. A “show
and tell” session will allow attendees to interact with, and learn more about tools and artefacts on
display. Lastly, free archaeology buttons and stickers will be available for all attendees.

Website: http://www.diggingthepast.ca

Contact:
Paula Gheorghiade, Outreach Chair and Outreach Co-ordinator
aiatorontooutreach@gmail.com

Monumental Debates: What are the “Temples” of Neolithic Göbekli Tepe

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location:
Bahen Centre, Room 1190, University of Toronto
40 St. George Street
Toronto, ON
Canada

A lecture by Ted Bannings of the Anthropology Department, University of Toronto.

Over the last 15 years, Klaus Schmidt of the German Archaeological Institute and colleagues from the Şanlıurfa Museum in Turkey have been making remarkable finds at the site of Göbekli Tepe, a barren hilltop northeast of the city of Urfa. Schmidt has interpreted the buildings with enormous pillars, some engraved with pictures of animals, as the world’s first temples, some 11,000 years old, and has suggested that this large site was covered with such temples, rather than houses. Read more »

Contact:
Meg Morden
memorden@gmail.com

The Making of Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location:
Bahen Centre, Room1190, University of Toronto
40 St. George Street
Toronto, ON
Canada

A lecture by Justin Jennings of the Royal Ontario Museum.

The opening of a museum exhibition is the end of an odyssey that begins with an idea and ends with a frenetic evening of translating the last credit line and hanging the last graphic panel.  In this talk, Justin Jennings will take you through “The making of Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World” through the eyes of an archaeologist.  You will sit at the table as we create the core concept for the show, and tag along to visit the collection storerooms to select objects (and lament the ones that got away).  You will witness as layer after layer is added to create a final product that, if we are lucky, takes you momentarily into a different era.

Admission to the lecture is free, non-AIA members are welcome.  (A post-lecture reception for members-only will be held at the Archaeology Center at the University of Toronto, 19 Russell Street.)

Underground parking can be accessed from Huron Street

Contact:
Meg Morden
memorden@gmail.com

More Than a Potsticker: Case Studies of the Preservation of Historic Ontario Cemeteries

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location:
Galbraith Building, Room 119
35 St. George Street
Toronto
Canada

A lecture by Susan Maltby of the School of Information, University of Toronto

Often conservators are characterized as well educated pot menders, and on many archaeological sites, pot conservation is a major component of the workload.  But the role of professional conservators and the scope of their work has evolved well past this restricted view.This presentation will discuss the conservator’s role in preserving historic cemeteries through the examination of two case studies from Ontario.  In one case, this involved the actual relocation of the Elmbank Cemetery to make room for the planned de-icing facility of the GTAA.  In the other case, this involved creating the Conservation Masterplan for the Drummond Hill Cemetery in Niagara, an important war of 1812 site.

Admission to the lecture is free, non-AIA members are welcome.  (A post-lecture reception for members-only will be held at the Archaeology Center at the University of Toronto, 19 Russell Street.)

Underground parking can be accessed from Huron Street

Contact:
Meg Morden
memorden@gmail.com

“The People who Greeted the French: What was daily life like for Iroquoians of southern Ontario in the 14th to 17th centuries?”

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location:
Bahen Centre, Room 1190, University of Toronto
40 St. George Street
Toronto, ON
Canada

A lecture by Susan Pfeiffer of the University of Toronto

Admission to the lecture is free, non-AIA members are welcome.  (A post-lecture reception for members-only will be held at the Archaeology Center at the University of Toronto, 19 Russell Street.)

Underground parking can be accessed from Huron Street

Contact:
Meg Morden
memorden@gmail.com

Making Space: How We Construct and View the World Around Us, 3rd Annual Student Symposium

Sponsored by AIA Toronto Society, Archaeology Centre of the University of Toronto

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location:
Archaeology Centre, University of Toronto
19 Russell Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2S2
Canada

The Toronto Society of the Archaeological Institute of America invites graduate and undergraduate studens to submit abstracts to the Third AIA Toronto Society Student Symposium "Making Space: How we Construct and View the World Around Us".  This year we are exploring the topic of space, both physical and conceptual.  We wish the scope of the symposium to be cross-cultural and cross-temporal and encourage students to submit an abstract for a 15 minute paper on any aspect of, or approach to this topic, including but not limited to anthropological, archaeological, art-historical, philological and sociological.  We will post all accepted abstracts on our website www.aiatoronto.ca.  Please submit your abstracts to Meg Morden memorden@gmail.com.

Website: http://www.aiatoronto.ca

Contact:
Meg Morden
memorden@gmail.com
416-551-9512

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