5th Annual Milwaukee Archaeology Fair
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society & Milwaukee Public Museum
Start Date: 
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 10:00am to Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 10:00am

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

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
fair
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

The Fifth Annual Milwaukee Archaeology Fair will take place at the Milwaukee Public Museum on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8, 2014. The Fair will be open from 10 AM to 3 PM both days. There will be plenty of hands-on demonstrations, presentations and re-enactments, designed to help bring the cultures of the past to life for visitors of all ages. Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Jane Waldbaum

Location

"Transportation, Trade & Treacherous Waters: Maritime Archaeology from the Irish Coast to Lake Michigan’s Shores” a lecture by Kevin Cullen, Neville Public Museum
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society, UWM Depts of Anthropology, Art History, FLL-Classics
Start Date: 
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location:
UW-Milwaukee Sabin Hall Room G90
3413 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Kevin Cullen’s talk will highlight recent maritime archaeology expeditions off Achill Island, Co. Mayo Ireland, as well as new and old discoveries pertaining to Wisconsin’s maritime heritage. He will show how new insights from these disparately connected regions shed light on the foundations of local and global commodity maritime trade, the evolving architecture of historic shipwrecks, ongoing education potentials, tourism opportunities and increased public advocacy for long term preservation. Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Jane Waldbaum

Location

"Recent Excavations at Sardis, City of Croesus”, a lecture by Dr. Nicholas Cahill, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society, UWM Depts of Anthropology, Art History, FLL-Classics
Start Date: 
Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location:
UW-Milwaukee Sabin Hall Room G90
3413 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Croesus, the last king of Lydia in western Turkey, is still remembered today for his fabulous wealth. His capital at Sardis is currently being excavated by Dr. Nicholas Cahill who will lecture on his recent archaeological work there. Under Croesus and his forebears, the Lydian empire conquered all of western Turkey in the seventh and sixth century B.C.; it was a satrapal (regional) capital under the Persians in the 5th and 4th centuries B.C., and remained an important city in Hellenistic and Roman times. Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Jane Waldbaum

Location

Games Ancient People Played
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society & UW-Milwaukee Archaeology Research Laboratory
Start Date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location:
UW-Milwaukee Sabin Hall Room 275
3413 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
nad
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Try your hand at Senet, game of Egyptian kings, and learn to play Mühle (Nine Men's Morris) like a Roman soldier. Find out who invented chess and when; and where the first loaded dice were found. Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Jane Waldbaum

Location

Skeletons, Skulls and Bones in the Art of Chichén Itzá, a lecture by Dr. Virginia Miller, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society
Start Date: 
Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location:
UW-Milwaukee Sabin Hall Room G90
3413 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
nad
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Maya art expert, Virginia Miller, if the University of Illinois at Chicago, will give a lecture in which she examines the meaning of such motifs as skeletons and skulls in the carved reliefs and painted murals found at the site of Chichén Itzá in the Yucatán region of Mexico. She will explore the reasons for the upsurge of graphic death imagery between A.D. 800 and 1000, and consider whether the northern Maya, who lived at Chichén Itzá, practiced human sacrifice on a large scale, perhaps foreshadowing later Aztec practices.

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Contact Information
Name: 
Jane Waldbaum

Location

Kaptol - Princes of the Crossroad
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America
Start Date: 
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 3:00pm

Location:
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Sabin Hall, Room G90
3413 North Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53201
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no
Lecturer: 

Kress Lecture

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology, Classics and Art History at the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Jane C Waldbaum

Location

Short Lives and Forgotten Deaths: Infant Skeletons from the "Baby Well" in the Athenian Agora
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America
Start Date: 
Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 3:00pm

Location:
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Sabin Hall, Room G90
3413 North Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53201
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no
Lecturer: 

Coulson Lecture Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Jane C Waldbaum

Location

The Ever Elusive Etruscan Egg
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America
Start Date: 
Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 3:00pm

Location:
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Sabin Hall, Room G90
3413 North Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53201
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no
Lecturer: 

Cinelli Lecture Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Jane C Waldbaum

Location

"The People of Pompeii: Gladiators, Prostitutes and the Common Man," by Dr. Joanne Berry
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society
Start Date: 
Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Because the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE preserved the town of Pompeii so well, we know a great deal about the art and architecture that was produced there. But what can be reconstructed of the lives of Pompeii’s inhabitants? Dr. Joanne Berry, of Swansea University, UK, will answer this question for us. She will start by considering a few named high status individuals from Pompeii, and the evidence that can be used to discuss their status, careers, property and families. Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Jane Waldbaum

Location

Fourth Annual Milwaukee Archaeology Fair
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society and Milwaukee Public Museum
Start Date: 
Friday, March 1, 2013 to Saturday, March 2, 2013

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

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
fair
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

The Fourth Annual Milwaukee Archaeology Fair will be held March 1 and 2, 2013 at the Milwaukee Public Museum.  Jointly sponsored by the AIA-Milwaukee Society and the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Fair will feature numerous hands-on, family-friendly demonstrations, exhibits and activities designed to make the world of archaeology come alive. Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Jane Waldbaum

Location

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