The Parilia: Celebrating Rome's Birthday
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Central Carolinas Society of the AIA and Davidson College
Start Date: 
Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location:
Erwin Lodge
1345 Grey Road
Davidson, NC 28036
United States

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other
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On April 21 the Central Carolinas Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Department of Classics at Davidson College will celebrate the ancient Roman festival of Parilia in Davidson NC! This annual festival honored both the 'birthday' of the city Rome and Pales, an agricultural goddess.

Thanks to a grant from the Archaeological Institute of America, there will be an epic celebration of the Parilia.  This celebration will include Roman rituals, fresco painting according to the ancient Roman methods, and good food. Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Hilary Becker

Location

Building Pharaoh’s Ships
Start Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Location:
Davidson College Visual Arts Center, room 117
Main Street
Davidson, NC 28036
United States

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lecture
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no

A lecture by Dr. Cheryl Ward of Coastal Carolina University. A reception will follow the lecture. Read more »

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Name: 
Hilary Becker
Telephone: 
704-894-2318

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Exploring Joara: Native American Chiefs and Spanish Armies in the 16th century North Carolina Piedmont
Start Date: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Location:
Davidson College Visual Arts Center, room 117
Main Street
Davidson, NC 28036
United States

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lecture
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no

A lecture by Dr. David Moore (Warren Wilson College) “Exploring Joara: Native American Chiefs and Spanish Armies in the 16th century North Carolina Piedmont”. The lecture will be followed by a reception. Read more »

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Name: 
Hilary Becker
Telephone: 
704-894-2318

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Roman Rainbow: a Chemical and Archaeological Investigation of an Ancient Pigment Shop
Start Date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Location:
Davidson College Belk Visual Arts Center
315 N. Main St
Davidson, NC 28036
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
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no

Hilary Becker and Ruth Beeston, both of Davidson College, will present a lecture entitled  “Roman Rainbow: a Chemical and Archaeological Investigation of an Ancient Pigment Shop” in which they will discuss ongoing archaeological and chemical research on pigments recovered from the Area Sacra di Sant'Omobono in Rome, Italy. Becker is visiting assistant professor of Classics at Davidson and Beeston is professor of Chemistry. Read more »

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Name: 
Hilary Becker
Telephone: 
704-894-2318

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“Tales from the Trenches” Local students report on their summer 2011 fieldwork experiences
Start Date: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 7:15pm to 9:00pm

Location:
The Pines at Davidson
400 Avinger Lane
Davidson, NC 28036
United States

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

“Tales from the Trenches” Local students from the Davidson-Charlotte area will report on their 2011 summer fieldwork experiences. The meeting will be an excellent opportunity for sharing ideas and experiences relevant to archaeological fieldwork. Hosted by the Pines at Davidson (400 Avinger Lane • Davidson NC 28036) in the ‘Davidson Room’. Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Hilary Becker
Telephone: 
704-894-2318

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The Lure of the Relic: Collecting the Holy Land
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America
Start Date: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 7:30pm

Location:
Davidson College Visual Arts Center, Room 117
315 N Main St
Davidson, NC
United States

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lecture
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no
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AIA

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Dr. Nancy Wilkie: "The World's Cultural Heritage at Risk"
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Davidson College
Start Date: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Location:
Alzarez College Union
Davidson College
Davidson, NC 28035
United States

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lecture
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no
Nancy Wilkie is the William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology and the Liberal Arts at Carleton College and president emerita of the Archaeological Institute of America. She also worked as a member of the Department of State's Cultural Property Advisory Committee. Dr. Wilkie will be speaking on the ethics of ownership. Who should own certain artifacts and how does that affect the stories we tell?
Contact Information
Name: 
Hilary Becker

Location

“Divination: It’s Not Just Sheep Livers Anymore!”
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Sponsored by the Central Carolinas Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Departments of Classics and Religion at Davidson College and the McGaw Lecture Fund.
Start Date: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location:
Davidson College: Visual Arts Center 117 (Semans Auditorium). 7:00-8:00 PM.
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Davidson, NC 28036-9404
United States

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lecture
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no

Jean Turfa (Research Associate, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology “Etruscan). “Divination: It’s Not Just Sheep Livers Anymore!”

Archaeological finds and rediscovered manuscripts have led to a new examination of haruspicy, the divination by sheep liver taught by Etruscan priests to their Roman counterparts. Etruscans also observed thunder for messages from the gods and Dr. Jean Turfa will share some new insights from the first English translation of The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar, a book in press for Cambridge University Press (2011). Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Professor Hilary Becker
Telephone: 
704-894-2318

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The Art of War: Murals of the Upper Temple of the Jaguars, Chichen Itza
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Davidson College
Start Date: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location:
Belk Visual Arts Center room 117
Main Street
Davidson, NC 28036
United States

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

Davidson College Professor Bill Ringle will present a lecture, "The Art of War: Murals of the Upper Temple of the Jaguars, Chichen Itza," on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 7:00 pm in Belk Visual Arts Center, Room 117 (Semans Auditorium). This event is free and open to the public. Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Hilary Becker
Telephone: 
704-894-2318

Location

Rome If You Want To: How Skeletons Reveal Immigrants in the Empire
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Departments of Anthropology, Chemistry, and Classics, the Central Carolinas chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America, and the McGaw Lecture Fund, Davidson College
Start Date: 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location:
Belk Visual Arts Center room 117
Main Street
Davidson, NC 28036
United States

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

Dr. Kristina Killgrove, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver a lecture entitled, "Rome If You Want To: How Skeletons Reveal Immigrants In The Empire," at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, Belk Visual Arts Center 117. A reception will follow the lecture which is sponsored by the Central Carolinas Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Davidson College Departments of Classics and Anthropology. Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Hilary Becker
Telephone: 
704-894-2318

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