The Roman Trophy: At Home and Abroad

Sponsored by AIA Western Michigan Society

AIA Society Event: Western Michigan (Grand Rapids)

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Location:
178 Lake Ontario Hall, Grand Valley State U
Allendale , MI
United States

Dr. Lauren Murray Kinnee will be speaking on the subject "The Roman Trophy: At Home and Abroad." 

Dr. Kinnee notes that:

"Today the word “trophy” brings to mind sports trophies or even “trophy wives”: the word’s origin in the ancient Greek and Roman world has faded. In its most basic form, the ancient trophy was a mannequin of arms and armor decorating a post or a tree stump. These mannequins were set up on the battlefield by the victors using the blood-spattered gear stripped from the enemy dead. The term “trophy” has a surprisingly gruesome past. This talk will contrast two particularly remarkable and influential Roman innovations to the trophy monument-type: the omnipresent image of a trophy with bound captives at its feet and the distinctive “tower trophy” type that the Romans placed at key, frontier sites to broadcast Roman presence and power."

Please join us for this interesting discussion.

178 Lake Ontario Hall, Grand Valley State University (Allendale campus).

Contact:
Melissa Morison
morisonm@gvsu.edu
6163313231

Launching new "Discoveries of the Month" feature

Sponsored by joint effort of AIA West Michigan Society and GVSU Archaeological Society

AIA Society Event: Western Michigan (Grand Rapids)

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 9:00am - 9:00pm

Location:
Grand Valley State University, Pew Library
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401
United States

We are launching a new feature for society members, local archaeology students, and other interested community members.  Every month, we will stream a student-produced video highlighting archaeological "Discoveries of the Month."  The videos will be streaming on various screens on our local university campus (see especially the big screens at the Mary Idema Pew Library) and sent to local society members via email or other preferred format.  The first iteration of this feature will be on Archaeology Day.

 

Contact:
Melissa Morison
morisonm@gvsu.edu

Celebrating the Next Generation

Sponsored by AIA West Michigan

AIA Society Event: Western Michigan (Grand Rapids)

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

Location:
121E DeVos
GVSU Pew Campus
Grand Rapids, MI
United States

Join us for a celebration of the “Next Generation” of archaeologists!

Students from area universities will discuss their experiences as members of archaeological projects, and present results of independent research.

A great chance to “get the dirt” on what an archaeological dig is really like.

Free and open to the public.

1-3 pm, October 22, room 121E DeVos, on the GVSU Pew Campus

Contact:
Melissa Morison
morisonm@gvsu.edu
6163313231

National Archaeology Day: Celebrating the Next Generation

Sponsored by AIA West Michigan

AIA Society Event: Western Michigan (Grand Rapids)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Location:
121 E DeVos
Grand Valley Pew Campus
Grand Rapids, MI
United States

Join us for a celebration of the “Next Generation” of archaeologists!

Students from area universities will discuss their experiences as members of archaeological projects, and present results of independent research.

A great chance to “get the dirt” on what an archaeological dig is really like.

Free and open to the public.

From 1-3 pm, in 121E DeVos, GVSU Pew Campus.

Contact:
Melissa Morison
morisonm@gvsu.edu
6163313231

Excavations at Indian Landing

Sponsored by AIA West Michigan

AIA Society Event: Western Michigan (Grand Rapids)

Friday, March 18, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location:
253 Lake Michigan Hall
GVSU Allendale Campus
Allendale, MI
United States

Professor Dale Borders (GVSU Anthropology) will speak on "Excavations at Indian Landing."  Indian Landing (20BA02) was a 19th century mission/habitation site on the Thornapple River of Barry County.  Excavations in 2008-2010 were focused on clarifying the size and purpose of the site.  Professor Borders will present the procedures, findings and preliminary conclusions from those last three summers of excavation at Indian Landing.

The presentation will be at 7 pm on Friday, March 18, on the GVSU Allendale campus, room 253 Lake Michigan Hall.

Contact:
M. Morison
morisonm@gvsu.edu

Shipwrecks and Robotics in the Great Lakes

Sponsored by AIA Western Michigan / Michigan Archaeological Society

AIA Society Event: Western Michigan (Grand Rapids)

Friday, November 19, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location:
Grand Valley State University, Allendale Campus
249 Lake Michigan Hall
Allendale, MI 49401
United States

Dr. Mark Gleason, Chief Marine Scientist and Director of Education at The Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum, will present "Shipwrecks and Robotics in the Great Lakes" for the MAS November meeting at GVSU's Lake Michigan Hall (249 LMH @ 7 p.m.).

Contact:
M. Morison
morisonm@gvsu.edu
6163313231

Happy Trails: The social and economic movement of domestic animals in the Early Iron Age of South Africa

AIA Society Event: Western Michigan (Grand Rapids)

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 6:00pm

Location:
262 Lake Huron Hall, GVSU Allendale
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401
United States

Please join us on Friday at 6 pm for an exciting archaeological lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Arnold (Department of Anthropology, Grand Valley State University). The talk, titled "Happy Trails: The social and economic movement of domestic animals in the Early Iron Age of South Africa", will take place at 6 pm Friday in 178 Lake Ontario Hall on the GVSU Allendale campus. The talk is sponsored by our local chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America. Professor Arnold will discuss "domestic herds (cattle, sheep and goats) and their implications for the development of social complexity in the Early Iron Age (EIA, i.e. 1st millennium AD) of the Thukela River Valley. The control of productive grazing areas through the movement of domestic stock, primarily cattle, into key areas has been highlighted as a major factor in the economic and political development of chiefdoms in South Africa. It was hypothesized that this movement of cattle could be traced through stable isotope analyses, which identified certain animals whose presence reflected social, economic and political exchanges into the valley. Ethnographic study indicates the importance of these exchanges and the resulting obligations and linkages between people."

Contact:
Melissa Morison
morisonm@gvsu.edu

AIA Society: Western Michigan (Grand Rapids)

Society Contact:
Melissa Moore Morison
morisonm@gvsu.edu
616-895-3231

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