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

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

Timely Remedies--The Ancient Medicine of Otzi the Iceman

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Houston

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 6:30pm

Location:
The Health Museum
1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX
United States

Lecturer: Patrick Hunt

Abstract: Otzi the Iceman, 5.300 year old Alpine “Mummy” and Forensic Science

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

Embodiment of Empire - Tutankhamen and the Pharaohs of Egypt

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Houston

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 6:30pm

Location:
Brown Auditorium, The Museum of Fine Arts
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005
United States

Lecturer: Bob Brier

Abstract: The Murder of Tutankhamen

Contact:
AIA

The Emergence of Empire – China’s First Empire?

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Houston

Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 2:00pm

Location:
Brown Auditorium, The Museum of Fine Arts
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005
United States

Lecturer: Haicheng Wang

Abstract: China’s First Empire? Interpreting the Material Record of the Erligang Expansion

Contact:
AIA

Voyage of the Dragons of the North

Sponsored by AIA Houston Society

AIA Society Event: Houston

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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

Terrorizing coastlines, dominating rivers, and exploring the oceans, the Vikings achieved remarkable feats in open ships with a single sail. A dramatic find of a 30-meter long warship lead to a four year building process and a trial voyage from Denmark to Ireland and back in the world's biggest reconstructed Viking longship. Set sail with Louise Henrikson, Curator of the Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde, Denmark, as she and her fellow sailers recreate the journey of the Sea Stallion, from wreck to archaeological experiment, from dream to reality.

Website: http://aia.houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
beckylao@att.net
713.364.6344

Voyages of the Middle Passage

Sponsored by AIA Houston Society

AIA Society Event: Houston

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location:
Houston Museum of African-American Culture
4807 Caroline
Houston, TX 77004
United States

The Door of No Return - Nov. 17 Dr. Chris DeCourse relates his excavations at Elmina where thirty thousand slaves a year passed through the door of no return as they started a harrowing journey that lead to an uncertain life in the Americas. Discover the story of the first European slave castle, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A Slave Ship Speaks - Nov. 18 Follow Dr. David Moore as he dives to the sunken ship The Henrietta Marie, the oldest slave ship ever excaated. The site has yielded a multitude of artifacts that tell a haunting story of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and which is now a memorial to those who unwillingly gave their lives. Carry Me Back - A Legacy of Belief - Nov. 21 Discover how archaeological investigations into quarters of the enslaved at plantation sites has suggested that Africans and African-Americans develoepd a single-broad adaptation to enslavement, despite vastly different local conditions. Dr. Ken Brown will focus on the transformations in religious and spiritual practices from Africa to America over more than 200 years.

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
beckylao@att.net
713.364.6344

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