Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Sponsored by AIA-Houston Society

AIA Society Event: Houston

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Film screening                                                

Giant Screen Theatre, Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr. 

Co-sponsored by the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Take a glimpse inside the recently discovered Chauvet Cave in Southern France in this spectacular 3D documentary by Werner Herzog.  Since this cave is not open to the public, the film offers the only way to view the Paleolithic paintings that make Chauvet such a marvelous  site. 

HMNS and AIA Members - $12.00, General Admission - $18.00

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
713.364.6344

Our Own Backyard: Ancient Texas Art Family Talk

Sponsored by AIA-Houston Society

AIA Society Event: Houston

Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Carolyn Boyd, Director, Shumla School

Moran Lower Level Conference Center, Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr. 

Co-sponsored by the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Art rocks!  Did you know that intricate and beautiful rock art exists in Texas?  Discover ancient Texas art treasures at a presentation geared for families and presented by a center that works to connect people of all ages with the land and their cultural heritage.  Afterwards, create your own rock art. 

FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
713.364.6344

Dark Cave, Bright Visions: Life and Art in Ice Age Europe

Sponsored by AIA-Houston Society

AIA Society Event: Houston

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location:
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Randall White, New York University, Director, Center for the Study of Human Origins

Giant Screen Theatre, Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr. 

Co-sponsored by the Houston Museum of Natural Science and The Leakey Foundation

Learn about the art and interests of the people who lived in caves such as Lascaux.  Explore the social systems and the possible meanings of the symbols in the magnificent art they created.  In what way does this magnificent art reveal the worldview and life of the people of the Paleolithic era?    

Coincides with HMNS exhibit “Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux“- November 1, 2013 through March 16, 2014

HMNS and AIA Members - $12.00,  General Admission - $18.00

Tickets available online, or by phone at 713.639.4629, or at HMNS box office

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
beckylao@att.net
281.497.7382

Symbology of the Afterlife Cemetery Tour

Sponsored by AIA-Houston

AIA Society Event: Houston

Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Location:
The Heritage Society
1100 Bagby
Houston, TX 77002
United States

What does Star Trek have in common with headstones with shells and inverted writing, Texas Independence, and Buffalo Soldiers?  Find out answers and hear a ghost story or two on a tour of historic Houston cemeteries the Sunday before Halloween. 

Depart by bus from The Heritage Society to travel to Olivewood, College Memorial Park, Founders, and Beth Israel. The tour ends back at The Heritage Society, former site of the Episcopal and Masonic cemeteries, to hear about Houstonians who were originally buried there

Discover stories of the departed at College Memorial Park as students in period dress act as interpretive guides and Buffalo Soldier reenactors lead a search for their unmarked graves.  Learn about African symbology from a descendent of those buried at Olivewood.  Explore Houston’s links to Texas Independence in tales told by members of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Children of the American Revolution, garbed in 19th-century costume.  Understand Jewish burial customs as well as unique symbology on headstones that has a link to Star Trek at Beth Israel cemetery.

Cosponsored by the Buffalo Soldiers Museum, The Heritage Society, & Houston Greeters

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
beckylao@att.net
281.497.7382

Ancient Encounters Houston

Sponsored by AIA-Houston

AIA Society Event: Houston

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Location:
Buffalo Bayou, Sabine Street Bridge
150 Sabine Street
Houston, TX 77007
United States

Does Houston have ancient history?  You bet!  Join us to celebrate National Archaeology Day at the KBR Kids Festival along Buffalo Bayou where Karankawa roamed, some of the first people who lived along the Bayou. 

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
beckylao@att.net
281.497.7382

Ancient Encounters Houston

Sponsored by Houston Society

AIA Society Event: Houston

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Location:
Buffalo Bayou - Sabine Street Promenade
150 Sabine Street
Houston, TX 77007
United States

Houston has ancient history!  Celebrate International Archaeology Day at KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou by learning about the first people who lived along the banks of the bayou right where the "Kids Day Festival" is being held. 

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
713.364.6dig

How to Make a Mummy

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Houston

Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 1:00pm

Location:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
5601 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005
United States

Lecturer: Patricia Remler

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

Ancient Encounters - Houston

Sponsored by Buffalo Bayou Preservation Alliance

AIA Society Event: Houston

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Location:
Kids Day - Buffalo Bayou Festival
Sabine Street at Memorial
Houston, TX 77002
United States

The Houston Society of AIA will present "Ancient Encounters - Houston", a series of hands-on activities to celebrate National Archaeology Day as part of events connected to "KBR Kids Day -  Buffalo Bayou Festival.  "Events will help children and families learn about indigenous groups that lived along Buffalo Bayou.  Included are mock excavations of a midden, a bone count to determine diet,and flintknapping demonstrations.  All children will be able to make a shell bead necklace and take away coloring sheets depicting the lives of those who lived along the Bayou. 

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
beckylao@att.net
281.497.7382

Frozen in Time - The Story of "Otzi the Iceman"

Sponsored by Houston Society, AIA

AIA Society Event: Houston

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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

Dr. Patrick Hunt, Director, Stanford Alipine Archaeology Project

In the coldest case on record, a five-thousand-year-old man is brought to life through forensic technology and C.S.I.-type investigations.  Uncover what this human archaeological site tells about life in Neolithic Europe. 

Contact:
Becky Lao
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
713.364.6344

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

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