Ancient Art Bash/Archival Digging for Archaeology Day

Sponsored by AIA: Gainesville Society

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location:
University of Florida (FAC Room 201)
101 Fine Arts Building A
Gainesville, FL 32611
United States

In honor of Archaeology Day, we will be hosting a room in conjunction with the College of Fine Arts' annual Art Bash event.  The fun begins at 6pm this Friday night.  Our exhibit will be located in FAC room 201. The theme is "Ancient Art Bash/Archival Digging for Archaeology Day."

We have three "centers" that will be on display in the room:

We will feature a digital reconstruction of the archaeological site of La Venta (Mexico) headed by Susan Gillespie, based upon her discovery in the archives of the Smithsonian.

We will also have a "Cataloging Center" where students will have a chance to record actual artifacts, just as an archive would do after a dig.

Finally, we will have a life-size puzzle of one of the buildings at the archaeological site of Copan.  The mystery of the puzzle is not in the shapes of the pieces, but in the epigraphy depicted on each block. Participants will have a master image to work from as they try to coordinate the pieces, but can imagine the challenge archaeologists and art historians face in attempting to reconstruct ancient structures that have fallen to rubble.

 

Contact:
Maya Stanfield-Mazzi
mstanfield@arts.ufl.edu

Ancient Art Bash: Digging in the Archives for Archaeology Day

Sponsored by School of Art and Art History, University of Florida

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location:
University of Florida, Fine Arts C 116A
Gainesville, FL 32611
United States

As part of the Art Department's annual Art Bash, we will have displays and activities that involve students in processes that take place after an archaeological dig:

  • A CAD video will play featuring a digital walk-through of the now-destroyed Olmec site of La Venta in Mexico.  (Image based upon actual measurements from archeological field note books whose data was originally published incorrectly.)
  • A puzzle in which students can take (photocopies of) building rubble and try to piece a Maya temple back together, just as art historians and archaeologists do in the field and in the lab.
  • A cataloging activity that shows students the process of organizing artifacts after the dig using actual objects and fragments from the Isle of Rhodes.

Contact:
Eleanor Laughlin
elaughlin@ufl.edu
480.296.5345

Joara, Cuenca, and Fort San Juan: The Northern Frontier of La Florida (Appalachian Mountains)

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 3:30pm

Location:
Oak Hammock at the University of Florida
Williston Road at SW 25th Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32608
United States

Lecturer: Christopher Rodning

Professor Rodning will also be giving this lecture at 6:30 PM at the University of Florida (room TBA)

Website: http://www.classics.ufl.edu/aia/

Contact:
Megan Daly
mmdaly@ufl.edu

Investigation of Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano’s 1559 Colonization Fleet: Past, Present, and Future

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Oak Hammock at the University of Florida
Williston Road at SW 25th Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32608
United States

This lecture will be presented by John Bratten, PhD, Chair and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of West Florida.

Website: http://www.classics.ufl.edu/aia/

Contact:
Megan Daly
mmdaly@ufl.edu

Joara, Cuenca, and Fort San Juan: The Northern Frontier of La Florida (Appalachian Mountains)

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 6:30pm

Location:
University of Florida, Room TBA
Gainesville, FL
United States

Lecturer: Christopher Rodning

Stone Lecture

Contact:
Megan Daly
mmdaly@ufl.edu

The Ancient Synagogue and Village at Huqoq, Israel

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 8:00pm

Location:

Gainesville, FL
United States

Lecturer: Jodi Magness

Abstract: The Ancient Synagogue and Village at Huqoq, Israel

Joukowsky Lecture

Contact:
Megan Daly
mmdaly@ufl.edu

Sacred Spaces and Human Sacrifice: The Nasca Lines in their Cultural and Religious Context

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 8:00pm

Location:

Gainesville, FL
United States

Lecturer: Christina Conlee

Abstract: Sacred Spaces and Human Sacrifice: The Nasca Lines in their Cultural and Religious Context

Contact:
Megan Daly
mmdaly@ufl.edu

New World Treasures: Artifacts from Hernando De Soto’s Florida Expedition

Sponsored by The Appleton Museum of Art and The College of Central Florida

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Saturday, February 9, 2013 - Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Location:
The Appleton Museum of Art
4333 East Silver Springs Boulevard
Ocala, FL 34470
United States

The Appleton Museum of Art will for the first time ever exhibit treasured artifacts discovered in Florida from one of Spain’s earliest Royal expeditions to the New World.  This never before seen collection of rare 16th century artifacts includes beautiful Murano glass fabricated in Italy during the early 1500s as well as the largest cache of medieval coins found in the American mainland so far.   The collection contains very rare King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella related coins and Spanish armor items recovered on an excavation led by Dr. Ashley White, a Trustee of the Archaeological Institute of America.  These lost archaeological treasures are from Conquistador Hernando de Soto’s famous 1539 expedition to the New World.  The exhibition will be held in correlation with Florida’s 500th Anniversary Celebration which commemorates Florida’s rich heritage and diverse cultural history through 2013.

Website: http://www.appletonmuseum.org/exhibits/upcoming/

Contact:
Steve Specht
spechts@cf.edu
352-291-4455 x1835

Pompey at the University of Florida

Sponsored by Gainesville Society and Eta Sigma Phi

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location:
University of Florida, Reitz Union Collonade
Gainesville, FL 32611
United States

Art History Society at the University of Florida joined with AIA Gainesville Society to offer students and other passers-by the chance to write Roman-style graffiti on a board. The Congressional Declaration of National Archaeology Day was displayed, along with copies of Archaeology magazine, pottery cherds and other items.

Website: http://www.classics.ufl.edu/aia/index.html

Contact:
Mary Ann Eaverly
eaverly@ufl.edu

From the Mundane to the Divine: Pompeiian Graffiti and Augury Fortunes for Archaeology Day

Sponsored by Eta Sigma Phi, University of Florida

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Location:
University of Florida
Reitz Union Colonnade
Gainesville, FL 32611
United States

The citizens of Pompeii immortalized sometimes mundane but fascinating details of their lives in the graffiti they left behind. We will encourage passersby to view books and other handouts on graffiti at Pompeii and then record their own graffiti on a provided sheet of cardboard or poster paper. This graffiti will be inspired by the graffiti found at Pompeii, yet will be about the authors' lives and experiences at the University of Florida. Participants will learn about the graffiti left behind at Pompeii and engage in the same deliberations as the ancient citizens of Pompeii in deciding what details of their lives to record and leave behind for an imagined posterity.

In addition, we will have a station to conduct pseudo-augury sessions, where participants' fortunes will be read from the "entrails" from a "bird," in this case individually-wrapped candies and a backpack, respectively. Augury was used as a reliable means of guiding one's life and make crucial decisions, much like the horoscopes of today. We hope participants will enjoy experiencing ancient divination practices and will connect them to modern times.

Website: http://www.classics.ufl.edu/aia/index.html

Contact:
Brooke Fidrick
brooke.fidrick@gmail.com

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