Sacred Spaces and Human Sacrifice: The Nasca Lines in their Cultural and Religious Context

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Salem

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location:
Willamette University, Room TBA
Salem, OR
United States

Lecturer: Christina Conlee

Abstract: Sacred Spaces and Human Sacrifice: The Nasca Lines in their Cultural and Religious Context

Borowski Lecture

Contact:
Scott Pike
spike@willamette.edu
503-370-6587

The Rebuilt Citadel of Midas at Gordion

Sponsored by AIA Salem and Willamette University's Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology

AIA Society Event: Salem

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Willamette University, College of Law, Paulus Lecture Hall (Room 201)
245 Winter St SE
Salem, OR 97301
United States

Dr. Brendan Burke
University of Victoria
Associate Professor
Department of Greek and Roman Studies

The Phrygian capital of Gordion in central Turkey and the quasi-historical ruler of the Phrygians, King Midas, have fascinated people since the time of Herodotus.  People are often surprised to learn that there was a true historical ruler named Midas, whose reign dates to around 700 BC.  Midas was preserved and transformed in later legend, primarily through Greek sources - and figured prominently in literature and art.  Although the Kingdom of Midas was on the periphery of the Greek world, Midas became a stand-in for something classical Greeks seem to have both feared and been fascinated by: the wealthy eastern king, and so they created famous legends about King Midas.  Archaeology helps to separate the myth of Midas from the history.  In this talk fieldwork on the citadel from 2000 to 2006 is presented, which helps clarify our understanding of Midas' great capital.

Website: http://www.willamette.edu/centers/casa/events/index.html

Contact:
C. April Miller
cmiller@willamette.edu
503-370-6920

National Archaeology Day Celebration

Sponsored by Salem Society of AIA & Willamette University, Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology

AIA Society Event: Salem

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 10:30am - 4:00pm

Location:
Willamette University, College of Law, Paulus Lecture Hall (Rm 201)
245 Winter Street SE
Salem, OR 97301
United States

10:30 a.m.  Screening of Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark

         *Raffle after movie finishes

1:00 p.m.  Skype conversation to take place with French organization, ArkeoTopia, about archaeology in France and the United States.

2:00 p.m. Raffle and continue informal discussion on a variety of topics pertaining to archaeology.

3:00 p.m.  Raffle

*Archaeologist in different areas of archaeology will be attending to help answer questions and participate in the discussions.

*Children's activities will be taking place during the Skype conversation and later discussions.

Raffle tickets will be $1

This event is FREE to attend and open to the public!

FREE snacks and beverages will be available!

Website: http://www.willamette.edu/centers/casa/events/index.html

Contact:
April Miller
cmiller@willamette.edu
503-370-6920

Living Low on the High Seas of Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Eugene

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 6:00pm

Location:
Eugene Downtown Public Library
Eugene, OR
United States

Lecturer: Nicolle Hirschfeld

Abstract: Living low on the high seas of Late Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean

Kershaw Lecture

Contact:
Ted Booth
tbooth@pacinfo.com
541-683-0831

Assessing the Historicity of the Trojan War: Excavations at Troy 1988-2010

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Eugene

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 6:00pm

Location:
Eugene Downtown Public Library
Eugene, OR
United States

Lecturer: C. Brian Rose

Abstract: Assessing the Historicity of the Trojan War: Excavations at Troy 1988-2010

Joukowsky Lecture

Contact:
Ted Booth
tbooth@pacinfo.com
541-683-0831

The Deep Prehistory of Indian Gaming: The Perspective from Mesoamerica

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Salem

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 7:30pm

Location:
Willamette University, College of Law, Paulus Lecture Hall (Room 201)
Salem, OR
United States

Lecturer: Barbara Voorhies

Abstract: The Deep Prehistory of Indian Gaming: The Perspective from Mesoamerica

Stone Lecture

Contact:
Scott Pike
spike@willamette.edu
503-370-6587

Living Low on the High Seas of Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Salem

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Willamette University, College of Law, Paulus Lecture Hall (Room 201)
Salem, OR
United States

Lecturer: Nicolle Hirschfeld

Abstract: Living low on the high seas of Late Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean

Kershaw Lecture

Contact:
Scott Pike
spike@willamette.edu
503-370-6587

From Dunhuang (P.R. China): the oldest Star Atlas

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Portland

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 7:30pm

Location:
Room 190, School of Business, Portland State University
Portland, OR
United States

Lecturer: Nicholas David

Abstract: From Dunhuang (P.R. China): the oldest Star Atlas

Contact:
Dr. Karen Carr
carrk@pdx.edu
503-725-5472

Human Paleoecology and a Late Bronze Age Workshop of Aromata

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Salem

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Willamette University, College of Law, Paulus Lecture Hall (Room 201)
Salem, OR
United States

Lecturer: Andrew Koh

Abstract: Human Paleoecology and a Late Bronze Age Workshop of Aromata

Matson Lecture

Contact:
Scott Pike
spike@willamette.edu
503-370-6587

The Origins of Money: Coinage, Art, and the Construction of Value in the Ancient Mediterranean

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Portland

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Room 190, School of Business, Portland State University
Portland, OR
United States

Lecturer: John Papadopoulos

Abstract: The Origins of Money: Coinage, Art, and the Construction of Value in the Ancient Mediterranean

Boegehold Lecture

Contact:
Dr. Karen Carr
carrk@pdx.edu
503-725-5472

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