Archaeology Day at the College of Wooster

Sponsored by Program in Archaeology, College of Wooster

AIA Society Event: Oberlin-Wooster

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location:
Lowry Center, College of Wooster
1189 Beall Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691
United States

In conjunction with International Archaeology Day organized by dozens of organizations, including the Archaeological Institute of Archaeology, the Society for American Archaeology, and the Ohio Archaeological Council, the College of Wooster will hold its annual Archaeology Day on Saturday, October 19, 2013. The event is scheduled to run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Lowry Center, Beall Ave., Wooster, Ohio. The Wayne County Cemetery Preservation Society, and the Wayne County Historical Society will have displays of maps and artifacts, and members will be there to discuss the history and archaeology of the county. The event will also include a number of exhibits demonstrating the variety of things that make up the human past around the world. Roman pottery and glass from the site of Pella in Jordan, casts of early human fossils, and stone tools from several prehistoric Indian sites in Ohio and Pennsylvania will be on display. A demonstration will show how prehistoric peoples fashioned tools out of stone. Activities for children will include the mending of broken pottery, “cave painting” on cardboard walls, and a mock dig where youngsters can unearth various types of artifacts.

Contact:
P. Nick Kardulias
pkardulias@wooster.edu
330-263-2474

Earth Science and Archaeology Day

Sponsored by Cleveland Museum of Natural History

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location:
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive University Circle
Cleveland, OH 44106-1767
United States

Earth Science and Archaeology take center stage at the Museum on this special day. Bring in fossils, rocks, minerals and artifacts to be identified. Watch outdoor demonstrations and try primitive technologies. Adults can learn about Museum projects, excavations, field trips and volunteer opportunities. Meet Museum curators, guest scientists and others from regional institutions and organizations. Get information on related clubs and organizations and special opportunities to work with geologists, paleontologists and archaeologists.

Families will discover the science and fun of geology, paleontology and archaeology through exhibits and hands-on activities. Kid-friendly crafts will be featured, such as making a rubbing of a 300-million year old fern fossil to take home and frame.

This event is on International Archaeology Day and is part of Ohio Archaeology Month and National Earth Science Week.

Free with Museum admission.

Website: http://www.cmnh.org/site/GetInvolved/ClubsandSocieties/ClevelandGeologicalSociet...

Contact:
Elisha Ann Dumser
edumser@uakron.edu
330-972-8063

Earth Science and Archaeology Day

Sponsored by Cleveland Museum of Natural History

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location:
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive (University Circle)
Cleveland, OH 44106-1767
United States

The Cleveland Archaeological Society will join other groups interested in archaeology and related subjects for a full day of exhibits and presentations at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Our informational table will feature photos of the Society’s Internship winners and their excavation work as well as materials describing the missions and accomplishments of both the Cleveland Archaeological Society and AIA.  Free copies of Archaeology Magazine, membership application forms, and attractive brochures will also be available.  A power-point slide show of scenes from the Society’s sponsored interns at their excavation sites will accompany the print materials.

Families can enjoy hands-on opportunities to experience some of the mystery and excitement of archaeology.  Children can make a rubbing from a stele, or don white gloves to carefully reconstruct a ceramic vessel from sherds.  Members of the CAS Board and archaeology students from Cleveland State University will be present to supervise the hands-on experience, and explain each activity and its archaeological importance.  Joining the group will be a 6-foot replica of an Egyptian Mummy as a “photo-op” for the many young families who attend.

Website: http://www.cmnh.org/site/CalendarOfEvents.aspx?date=10/19/2013

Contact:
Elisha Dumser
edumser@uakron.edu

A Tenth Century Monastic Residence in Wadi Natrun, Egypt

AIA Society Event: Springfield

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

Location:
Shouvlin Hall, Wittenberg University
200 W Ward Street
Springfield, OH 45504
United States

Dr. Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom of Wittenberg University will present this lecture on the monastic residence at Wadi Natrun.  The Desert Fathers of Egypt were the first Christian monks to establish a community in the fringes of the desert. Wadi Natrun, ancient Scetis, was home to thousands of monks from 500-1100 CE. Archaeological work in the region at the Monastery of John the Little demonstrates monastic life in multi-roomed homes with spectacular wall paintings and complex kitchen facilities. Dr. Brooks Hedstrom will present Egyptian monasticism under the Islamic caliphate in the tenth century CE.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A cash wine bar opens at 5:30 pm with dinner at 6 pm, and lecture at 7 pm.  Dinner is $22, with a $5 discount for first-time guests. The dinner and lectures are held in Shouvlin Hall at Wittenberg University. Please send questions or reservation requests to Janet Dobson at archaeology@woh.rr.com or call Gary Linn at 937-390-3506.

Website: http://www.springfieldarchaeology.org

Contact:
Gary LInn
glinn@woh.rr.com
937-390-3506

Lady K'Abel's Tomb in Guatemala and the Cleveland Stela

Sponsored by Cleveland Archaeology Society

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location:
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44106
United States

Olivia Navarro-Farr, College of Wooster

Contact:
Jenifer Neils
jxn4@case.edu

“The Archaeology of the Battle of Lake Erie (1813)” by Carrie Sowden, Lake Erie Shripwreck Research Center

Sponsored by Cleveland Archaeology Society

AIA Society Event: Cleveland

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
United States

Contact:
Jenifer Neils
jxn4@case.edu

Towards a Geometric Perfection: the arts and crafts of early Greece

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Oxford

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location:
Miami University Art Museum
801 S Patterson Ave
Oxford, OH 45056
United States

Lecturer: Irene Lemos

Abstract: Towards a Geometric perfection: the arts and crafts of early Greece.

Kress Lecture

Co-sponsored by the Miami University Art Museum

Contact:
James Hanges
hangesjc@muohio.edu
513-529-2029

Foreign Faces: Africans and Others in Ancient Roman Art

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Cincinnati

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 7:00pm

Location:
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States

Lecturer: Sinclair Bell

Abstract: Foreign Faces: Africans and Others in Ancient Roman Art

Biggs Lecture

Co-sponsored by the Cincinnati Art Museum

Contact:
Ann Santen
ahsanten@aol.com
513-561-4138

Greece out of the Dark: Lefkandi in Euboea after 1200 BCE

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Cincinnati

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 7:00pm

Location:
Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45203
United States

Lecturer: Irene Lemos

Abstract: Out of the Dark: Lefkandi in Euboea after 1200 BCE

Kress Lecture

Contact:
Ann Santen
ahsanten@aol.com
513-561-4138

The Wardrobe Malfunction That Shook The World: Nudity, the Olympics, and Greek Self-Fashioning

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Oberlin-Wooster

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 7:00pm

Location:
Craig Lecture Hall, Oberlin Science Center, Oberlin College
119 Woodland Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
United States

Lecturer: Andrew Stewart

Abstract: The Wardrobe Malfunction That Shook The World: Nudity, the Olympics, and Greek Self-Fashioning

Norton Lecture

Contact:
Susan Kane
pkardulias@wooster.edu
440-774-3681

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