Forgotten in Time - Unknown Cultures of the Arabian Peninsula

Sponsored by Houston Society, AIA

AIA Society Event: Houston

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Location:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77006
United States

Dr. Abdullah Masry, Former Director of Antiquities, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Director of Middle East Broadcasting Center

Deep in the heartland of Arabis remarkable urban centers developed and flourished at the same time as ancient Egypt and Babylonia.  Arabia was long considered a marginal backwater to the grand centers of ancient Near Eastern civilizations, but recent discoveries now reveal hidden cultures and treasures. 

 

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
713.364.6344

Dreamtime - Aboriginal Interweaving of Past, Present, and Future

Sponsored by Houston Society, AIA

AIA Society Event: Houston

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77006
United States

Dreamtime - Aboriginal Interweaving of Past, Present, and Future

David Lee, Australia Rock Art Research Association

How do lessons of the ancient past inform our dreams for the future?  In the world of the Dreamtime, time, space, act and actor are all part of the woven fabric of existence.  Learn how the Aboriginal peoples of Australia have maintained spiritual connections to their lands and to their ancestors. 

 

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
713.364.6344

Cosmic Time: The Antikythera Mechanism and Its Mysteries

Sponsored by Houston Society, AIA

AIA Society Event: Houston

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77006
United States

Cosmic Time

Dr. Mike Edmunds, Emeritus Professor, School of Physic and Astronomy at Cardiff University, Wales.  Director of the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project. 

The world's first computer put into mechanical form the time cycles of the sun, moon, and planets.  Today, cutting-edge technology reveals the extraordinar sophistication of ancient Greece.  What mysteries does the Antikythera mechanism unveil? 

 

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
713.364.6344

Sacred Time: Medieval Art of Devotion

Sponsored by Houston Society - AIA

AIA Society Event: Houston

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Location:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77006
United States

Sacred Time - Medieval Art of Devotion

Dr. Timothy Bolton, Sotheby's Deputy Director, Specialist in Western Manuscripts 

A medieval book of hours was extremely costly and could only be afforded by the elite.  With the aid of detailed miniature paintings in exquisite pigments and burished gold leaf, the wealth were able to order their daily lives according to the days and months of the liturgical year.  Explore the richness of this exquisite art while learning fascinating details about its production. 

Website: http://www.archaeological.org/aia-houston

Contact:
Becky Lao
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
713.364.6344

Ancient Encounters - Houston

Sponsored by Houston Society, AIA

AIA Society Event: Houston

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Location:
Buffalo Bayou
150 Sabine Street
Houston, TX 77002
United States

The Houston Society of AIA is celebrating National Archaeology Day by presenting "Ancient Encounters-Houston" as part of KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou.  Ancient Encounters features hands-on activities for kids and their families that will acquaint children with indigenous groups who used Buffalo Bayou.  Activities will include flintknapping demonstration, an opportunty to 'excavate' a midden, make a bead necklace, and do a bone count to determine Akokisa diet. 

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
beckylao@att.net
281.497.7382

Archaeology Day at the San Antonio Spanish Missions

AIA Society Event: Southwest TX (San Antonio)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Location:
Mission San José
6701 San José Drive
San Antonio, TX 78214
United States

Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) – Southwest TX Archaeological Society (SWTAS) will participate in Archaeology Day at the San Antonio Missions on October 13, 2012, held at San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX. SWTAS will present information about the AIA and SWTAS, the AIA local chapter, plus present activities suitable for children centered on ancient writing systems. Children will be provided with information about alphabets and syllabaries for Ancient Egyptian, Greek (Linear B and Classical), Mayan, Ancient Celtic Ogham, and Roman numerals. Children will be taught how to write their names in ancient letters and how to translate a short quote. Through this learning activity, children will learn how ancient peoples thought about the world and how they described it through their texts.

Archaeology Day at the Mission is an annual event in San Antonio, hosted by the National Park Service at the Spanish Mission of San Jose.  It includes participants from several regional archaeological and historical organizations. Each organization presents information about itself, as well as some activities for children. AIA-SWTAS has participated every year for the last five years. Last year, about 2000 children attended the event, and at least that many are expected this year.

Contact:
Laura Childs
lacaug@cs.com
210-977-6100

Education about AIA Site Preservation Program and Laws Pertaining to excavation and illegal trafficking in antiquities

Sponsored by AIA-SWTAS (San Antonio, TX)

AIA Society Event: Southwest TX (San Antonio)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Location:
Mission Concepción
807 Mission Road
San Antonio, TX 78210
United States

Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) – Southwest TX Archaeological Society (SWTAS) will participate in National Archaeology Day on October 20, 2012, held at Mission Concepcion, San Antonio, TX. SWTAS will join the National Park Service and other regional archaeological organizations to hold an artifact identification workshop for the general public. SWTAS will provide information about the AIA Site Preservation Program and the US and international laws governing collection of artifacts and illegal trafficking of them. The aim of the SWTAS is to try to dispel the many myths about collecting, excavating, looting, and museum ownership of artifacts. Much harm has been done to cultural property due to ignorance of such laws and the idea of financial gain through inappropriate excavation and sale of artifacts.   Read more »

Website: http://aiaswtas.org

Contact:
Laura Childs
lacaug@cs.com
210-977-6100

Dream Stories from the Land of the Lightning Brothers

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Houston

Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 1:00pm

Location:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonet
Houstonj, TX
United States

Lecturer: David Lee

Abstract: Through the Eyes of the Elder: Understanding the Rock Art of the Dreamtime

Program for children & families

Contact:
Becky Lao
beckylao@att.net
281-497-7382

Ancient Sounds of Greece

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Southwest TX (San Antonio)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 7:30pm

Location:
Trinity University, Chapman Auditorium
San Antonio, TX
United States

Lecturer: Nikos Xanthoulis

Abstract: Ancient Sounds of Greece

Kress Lecture

Reception to follow the lecture

Contact:
Laura Childs
lacaug@cs.com
210-494-3820

Horses for Forces: Equine Form and Military Function

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Southwest TX (San Antonio)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Trinity University, Great Hall (Chapman Center)
San Antonio, TX
United States

Lecturer: Carolyn Willekes

Abstract: Horses for Forces: Equine Form and Military Function

Website: http://aiaswtas.org/events/willekes/

Contact:
Laura Childs
lacaug@cs.com
210-494-3820

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