An Afternoon with an Archaeologist

Sponsored by AIA-Western Massachusetts

AIA Society Event: Western MA

Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Location:
Smith College's MacLeish Feild Station
Whately, MA
United States

Enjoy an easy guided walk in the forest with an archaeologist and a look at an historic home site-- Cider & donuts following

Directions: From Big Y-Walmart-Northampton, Follow Rt 5/10 north 3.5 mi-Turn Left onto Pantry Road 1.5 mi—Turn  Left on Westbrook Road 1.7 mi-Turn Left on Haydenville Road .2 mi –Turn Right on Conway Rd .4 mi-Right on Webber Rd 1.3 mi-- Turn Right on Poplar Hill Road- Follow up the hill 1.9 mi to the end and Field Station Parking area.

Contact:
Matthew Emerson
memerson@kaplan.edu

Discovering Perge: Celebrating 65 Years of Excavations on Turkey's Mediterranean Coast

AIA Society Event: Boston

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - Thursday, October 27, 2011

Location:
Boston University, School of Law, 12th Floor Lounge
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 2215
United States

A poster exhibit celebrating the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Perge in Turkey.  The capital of ancient Pamphylia, Perge contains impressive remains, especially of the Hellenistic, Imperial Roman, and Late Roman periods. With continuous Istanbul University exploration of the site since 1946, the project now celebrates its 65th anniversary, making it the longest-running all-Turkish excavation in the country.  Dr. Inci Delemen, a long-time member of the excavation team, will be presenting an associate lecture on October 26th (see separate listing).

The exhibit is presented free and open to the public, and viewing is from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the three days of the display.

The exhibit is co-sponsored by the American Friends of Turkey, the Turkish-American Cultural Society of New England, and the Department of Archaeology at Boston University.

Contact:
Paul Properzio
newsletter@aclclassics.org
617-635-9957

Discovering Perge: Celebrating 65 Years of Excavations on Turkey's Mediterranean Coast

AIA Society Event: Boston

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 5:30pm

Location:
Boston University, School of Law, 12th Floor Lounge
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 2215
United States

A lecture by Inci Delemen of Istanbul University.

The glorious story of Perge, located near Turkey's Mediterranean coast and modern Antalya, began in prehistoric times and continues today with its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  As the captial of ancient Pamphylia, Perge gained a preeminant status, and it remains an important source for understanding Classical cities.  Its impressive remains, especially of the Hellenistic, Imperial Roman, and Late Roman periods, include remarkably well-preserved city walls, streets, baths, an agora, a theater, and a stadium, all of which together provide insight into aspects of ancient urban planning.  Additionally, much of the city was elaborately adorned with a vast assemblage of sculpture that suggests Perge's role as one of the most important sculpture ateliers of its time.

With continuous Istanbul University exploration of the site since 1946, the project now celebrates its 65th anniversary, making it the longest-running all-Turkish excavation in the country.  Dr. Delemen is a long-time member of the excavation team; his lecture coincides with a traveling poster exhibition that marks this special occasion and will be on view at the same location.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Contact:
Paul Properzio
newsletter@aclclassics.org
617-635-9957

Borrowed Gods?: The Reception and Translation of Greek Myth in Archaic Cyrpus

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Boston

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 5:30pm

Location:
Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences Room 224
675 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 2215
United States

Lecturer: Derek Counts

Abstract: Borrowed Gods? The Reception and Translation of Greek Myth in Archaic Cyprus

Kershaw Lecture

Contact:
AIA

Etruscan Human Sacrifice in Myth and Ritual

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Worcester

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 7:00pm

Location:
Alden Trust Auditorium K 112, Assumption College
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 1609
United States

Lecturer: Nancy de Grummond

Abstract: Etruscan Human Sacrifice in Myth and Ritual

Norton Lecture

Contact:
AIA

Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Boston

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 5:30pm

Location:
Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences Room 675
675 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 2215
United States

Lecturer: Gregory S. Aldrete

Abstract: Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome: The Eternal City Goes Under

Lottery Lecture

Contact:
AIA

Masada: Last Stronghold of the Jewish Resistance Against Rome

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Worcester

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 7:00pm

Location:
Hagan Hall, Assumption College
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 1609
United States

Lecturer: Jodi Magness

Abstract: Masada: Last Stronghold of the Jewish Resistance Against Rome

Contact:
AIA

Coin Hoards and Hoarding in Britain: Buried with the Intention of Recovery or Votive Deposits?

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Boston

Friday, April 20, 2012 - 5:30pm

Location:
Harvard University, Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall 110
Cambridge, MA
United States

Lecturer: Roger Bland

Abstract: Coin hoards and hoarding in Britain: buried with the intention of recovery or votive deposits?

Metcalf Lecture

Contact:
Paul Properzio
newsletter@aclclassics.org
617-635-9957

Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen Body Armor: The Linothorax Project

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Western MA

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 5:00pm

Location:
Mount Holyoke College, Gamble Auditorium
South Hadley, MA
United States

Lecturer: Gregory S. Aldrete

Abstract: Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen Body Armor: The Linothorax Project

La Follette Lecture

Contact:
AIA

The Unsolved Mystery of the Agora Bone Well

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Western MA

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 4:30pm

Location:
Amherst College, Pruyne Auditorium, Fayerweather 115
Amherst, MA
United States

Lecturer: Susan Rotroff

Abstract: The Unsolved Mystery of the Agora Bone Well

Norton Lecture

Contact:
Scott Bradbury
sbradbur@smith.edu

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