"The People of Pompeii: Gladiators, Prostitutes and the Common Man," by Dr. Joanne Berry

Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location:
UWM Sabin Hall Room G90
3413 North Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

Because the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE preserved the town of Pompeii so well, we know a great deal about the art and architecture that was produced there. But what can be reconstructed of the lives of Pompeii’s inhabitants? Dr. Joanne Berry, of Swansea University, UK, will answer this question for us. She will start by considering a few named high status individuals from Pompeii, and the evidence that can be used to discuss their status, careers, property and families. She will then discuss the evidence for daily life more generally—what it was like to live in the town for different groups of people, such as slaves, prostitutes and gladiators.

Website: http://www4.uwm.edu/archlab/AIA/

Contact:
Jane Waldbaum
aiamke@milwpc.com

Fourth Annual Milwaukee Archaeology Fair

Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society and Milwaukee Public Museum

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Friday, March 1, 2013 - Saturday, March 2, 2013

Location:
Milwaukee Public Museum
800 West Wells St
Milwaukee, WI
United States

The Fourth Annual Milwaukee Archaeology Fair will be held March 1 and 2, 2013 at the Milwaukee Public Museum.  Jointly sponsored by the AIA-Milwaukee Society and the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Fair will feature numerous hands-on, family-friendly demonstrations, exhibits and activities designed to make the world of archaeology come alive. Real live archaeologists from local universities, museums and historic groups together with students and museum educators will be on hand to show you how peoples from the past lived their daily lives, buried their dead, and went to war. 

Admission to the AIA-MPM Archaeology Fair is free with regular Museum admission. Please note that AIA members get half off museum admission by showing their AIA membership card when they get to the museum (does not work with advance reservations). 

Hours: Friday, March 1, 2013; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Teachers with school groups and home schoolers are particularly invited to attend on Friday, March 1. See MPM’s Fieldtrip Guidelines at: http://www.mpm.edu/education/fieldtrips/  or call: 414.278.2714 for information or to make a reservation.

Website: http://www4.uwm.edu/archlab/AIA/

Contact:
Jane Waldbaum
aiamke@milwpc.com

"Non-residential Architecture and the Sacred Landscape of Pisanay, Peru," by Dr. Jo Ellen Burkholder

Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location:
UWM Sabin Hall Room G90
3413 North Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

The site of Pisanay sits on a promontory overlooking the Sihuas Valley of Southern Peru. While the food remains, grinding stones, and hearths indicate a residential purpose for the site, its most prominent features - round and semi-subterranean rooms, cist tombs, and petroglyphs - point to ceremonial activities at the site. In turn, these activities link Pisanay to a larger sacred geography extending throughout the Sihuas Valley and beyond. The concept of a sacred geography or a sacred landscape here refers to ideas about the powerful and animated spiritual qualities of snow-capped peaks, rivers, even the land itself. Based on her latest research, Dr. Jo Ellen Burkholder, of UW-Whitewater, will discuss how these ideas are expressed at Pisanay through the use of space at the site as well as the spatial relationship to other sites and prominent landscape features.

Website: http://www4.uwm.edu/archlab/AIA/

Contact:
Jane Waldbaum
aiamke@milwpc.com

"Legends, Kingdoms, and Archaeology: A Case from Ancient Vietnam" by Dr. Nam Kim

Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location:
UWM Sabin Hall Room G90
3413 North Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

Vietnamese oral traditions and legendary narratives describe powerful, proto-Vietnamese kingdoms in the Red River Valley of modern-day Vietnam, purportedly in existence during the first millennium BC. By the first century AD, this area had become colonized by the Han Empire of emergent Chinese civilization. Interestingly, ancient Chinese texts generally deny the presence of local and indigenous forms of sociopolitical sophistication. Given these conflicting depictions, archaeology can serve as a means to gather and furnish important new evidence. To help us understand these issues, Dr. Nam Kim of the Department of Anthropology, UW-Madison, will describe his findings from recent fieldwork at the massive site of Co Loa. Believed by many to be an ancient capital of proto-Vietnamese civilization, legend and folklore suggest Co Loa was founded during the closing centuries BC by a local kingdom. Kim’s recent archaeological investigations have helped to enhance our understanding of the site and of the florescence of social complexity in the region. The project findings have broad implications for early Vietnamese history, as well as theories on Southeast Asian urbanism and the formation of ancient complex polities.

Website: http://www4.uwm.edu/archlab/AIA/

Contact:
Jane Waldbaum
aiamke@milwpc.com

The Archaeology of Food and Drink: Archaeology Lab Open House

Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society and UWM Archaeological Research Laboratory

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location:
UWM Sabin Hall Room 275
3413 N. Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

How do we know what the people whose material culture we dig up ate and drank, and how did they find, grow, and prepare their food? What kinds of technologies and methods are used to determine whether a pottery vessel was used to transport or store wine as compared to an alcoholic beverage? What did the gruel eaten by the native inhabitants of Wisconsin taste like? How did Iron Age Europeans make their beer? Come join us for special displays and demonstrations on “The Archaeology of Food and Drink” at UW-Milwaukee's Archaeological Research Laboratory, in Sabin Hall, Room 275, on Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. (3413 North Downer Ave, Milwaukee). Professors and graduate students in the Anthropology Department working on archaeological material from different sites around the globe will show what the finds from their excavations have to tell us about the foodways of the peoples who lived there.

Since space in the lab is tight it would help us to know approximately how many are planning to attend. If you would like to come (no commitment) please let us know how many are in your party. For more information or to pre-register contact Bettina Arnold at aiamke@milwpc.com. We hope to see you and your families and friends there!

Website: http://www4.uwm.edu/archlab/AIA/

Contact:
Bettina Arnold
barnold@uwm.edu

Scenes from the Roman stage: the theatre in the art of the Roman Empire

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Madison

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 4:00pm

Location:
Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI
United States

Lecturer: Katherine Dunbabin

Abstract: Scenes from the Roman stage: the theatre in the art of the Roman Empire

Norton Lecture

Contact:
Loretta Freiling
freiling@facstaff.wisc.edu
608-262-3855

The Beast in Us All: Animals and Identity in Greek and Roman Antiquity

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Madison

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 4:00pm

Location:
Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI
United States

Lecturer: Michael MacKinnon

Abstract: The Beast in Us All: Animals and Identity in Greek and Roman Antiquity

Portugal Lecture

Contact:
Loretta Freiling
freiling@facstaff.wisc.edu
608-262-3855

Villas in Spain and Portugal at the end of the Roman Empire

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Appleton

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 7:30pm

Location:
Wriston Auditorium, Lawrence University
Appleton, WI
United States

Lecturer: Katherine Dunbabin

Abstract: Villas in Spain and Portugal at the end of the Roman Empire

Norton Lecture

Contact:
Peter Peregrine
peter.n.peregrine@lawrence.edu
920-832-7684

"Tail" of Two Cities: Animals in Cultural Life in Ancient Athens and Pompeii

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Appleton

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Wriston Auditorium, Lawrence Auditorium
Appleton, WI
United States

Lecturer: Michael MacKinnon

Abstract: “Tail” of Two Cities: Animals in Cultural Life in Ancient Athens and Pompeii

Contact:
Peter Peregrine
peter.n.peregrine@lawrence.edu
920-832-7684

Napoleon in Egypt: The Beginning of Egyptology

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 3:00pm

Location:
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Golda Meir Library 4th Floor Conference Center
2311 East Hartford Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

Lecturer: Bob Brier

Abstract: Napolean in Egypt: The Beginning of Egyptology

Norton Lecture

Contact:
Jane C. Waldbaum
aiamke@milwpc.com

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