Alexander and After

Sponsored by Scarsdale Public Library

AIA Society Event: Westchester

Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 2:00pm

Location:
Scarsdale Public Library
Post & Olmsted Roads
Scarsdale, NY 10583
United States

Lecturer:  James Romm, Bard College

Website: http://www.aiawestchester.org

Contact:
web site: aiawestchester.org
feinmanp@verizon.net

Human Introspection: History of Portraiture in the West

Sponsored by The Long Island Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Long Island

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Location:
Breslin Hall, Hofstra University
Long Island, NY
United States

Date:             Sunday, Oct 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Place:           Room 106,  Breslin Hall, Hofstra University

Speaker:  Dr. Pamela Gaber, Professor of Archaeology and Judaic Studies,

                  Lycoming Collage, Pa.

Program:  Dr. Gabor received her PhD. From Harvard University, is director of an important site at Idalion in Cyprus and has published many books. Her lecture is "Human Introspection: History of Portraiture in the         West".  Explore the history and roots of Western portraiture from Egypt and Greece and Roman coins to the present and gain insight into how cultures view themselves.

Contact:
Stan Goldfeder

(631) 420 1564

Seneca Village, Central Park's Lost African-American Community

Sponsored by the AIA-New York Society, Co-sponsored by PANYC (Professional Archaeologists NYC), and the Columbia Center for Archaeology

AIA Society Event: New York City

Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location:
Columbia University, Schermerhorn ext 963
Broadway & 116th Street
New York, NY
United States

A talk by excavators Nan Rothschild and Diana Wall, with an opportunity to view some of the artifacts afterward.

Seneca Village was a 19th-century African-American community located in today's Central Park; it was founded in the 1820s by African-Americans who wanted to live in a free and safe space, and who also needed to own land if they were to vote. Irish immigrants joined the community in the 1840s. The Village had 3 churches and a school, its houses were aligned with the grid, and there were more than 260 occupants in the 1850s. Its residents were evicted so the Park could be built. This summer a team of students and researchers from several universities had the opportunity to excavate in the Village. Some of the results will be presented in this talk.
 

Website: http://aia-nysociety.org/

Contact:
AIA-NY Society

Repatriating Science, Race, and Identity: Are We Still Fighting the Skull Wars ?

Sponsored by Scarsdale Public Library

AIA Society Event: Westchester

Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 2:00pm

Location:
Scarsdale Public Library
Post & Olmsted Roads
Scarsdale, NY 10583
United States

When a 9,000 year old human skeleton washed out of a Columbia River outbank in 1996, it ignited a controversy that still rages.  Archaeologists proclaimed that "Kennewick Man" was one of the most important finds of the century and planned intensive scientific analysis.  Many Native Americans, however, declared that such studies desecrated their ancestor and demanded the bones for reburial.   In this lecture, archaeologist David Hurst Thomas updates his best-selling book Skull Wars and after detailing the role of modern science, argues that archaeologists and native people are blazing new collaborative pathways that promise to change the national narrative in remarkable ways.

Dr. Thomas is the curator of anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History and the author of Skull Wars,  Kennewick Man, Archaeology, and the Battle for Native American Identity.

Website: http://www.aiawestchester.org

Contact:
Doris Lowenfels
dlowenfels@gmail.com
914 769 0393

Horseback Riding, Chariots and Warfare in the Eurasian Steppes

AIA Society Event: Long Island

Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 2:00pm

Location:
Breslin Hall, Room 105, Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
United States

A lecture by Dr. David  Anthony, Professor in the Anthropology Department and Anthropology, Curator of the Yager Museum of Art & Culture, and Director of the Institute for Ancient Equestrian Studies at Hartwick College.

Recent archaeological discoveries in the Eurasian steppes will be described illustrating the earliest evidence thus far found of horseback riding and the use of chariots before 1500BC.

Contact:
Naomi Taub
jjtaub@aol.com
631-420-1564

AIA/LIS Members Presentation: Jerusalem in the Time of David and in the Age of Hadrian

AIA Society Event: Long Island

Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 2:00pm

Location:
Breslin Hall, Room 105, Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
United States

Facilitators Seymour Bandes and Dr. Gerald Becker will present  “Jerusalem in the Time of David and in the Age of Hadrian”.  In two DVD’s, world renowned authority, Dr. Jodi Magness, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) explains the latest archaeological findings which shed new light on aspects of Jerusalem’s history.

The event is sponsored by Lucille and Seymour Bandes.

Contact:
Naomi Taub
jjtaub@aol.com
631-420-1564

Aegean Bronze Age Scripts

AIA Society Event: Long Island

Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 2:00pm

Location:
Breslin Hall, Room 105, Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
United States

A lecture by Dr. Robert Steiglitz, Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University.

Discover the development of and relationships among writing systems of the  Aegean area (2000BCE-1200BCE).

This lecture is sponsored by Ellen and Herb Loewenthal.

Contact:
Naomi Taub
jjtaub@aol.com
631-420-1564

Discovery of an 18th Century Merchant Vessel During Construction of a 21st Century World Trade Center

AIA Society Event: Long Island

Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 2:00pm

Location:
Breslin Hall, Room 105, Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
United States

A lecture by Michael Pappalardo, Technical Director of AKRF Inc.

The surprising discovery of part of an 18th century ship and the status of current research at New York City’s World Trade Center will be presented.

Contact:
Naomi Taub
jjtaub@aol.com
631-420-1564

Before the Pyramids: The Origins of Egyptian Art

AIA Society Event: Long Island

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 2:00pm

Location:
Breslin Hall, Room 105, Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
United States

A lecture by Dr. Diana Craig Patch, Associate Curator in the Department of Egyptian Art, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Find out what kind of art early Egyptians were creating (4400-2750B.C.) before they built the pyramids and how it relates to that seen in later dynasties.  

Contact:
Noami Taub
jjtaub@aol.com
631-420-1564

Excavation Photographs and the Rediscovery of the Via dell’Abbondanza at Pompeii

Sponsored by AIA

AIA Society Event: Syracuse

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 5:30pm

Location:
Peter Graham Room, Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY
United States

Lecturer: Jeremy Hartnett

Abstract: Excavation Photographs and the Rediscovery of the Via dell’Abbondanza at Pompeii

Contact:
AIA

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