City in the Wilderness: Mounds, Middens, and Ritual at a Late Woodland/Mississippian Community in Southern Wisconsin
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America-Milwaukee Society
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 3:00pm

Location:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sabin Hall
3413 North Downer Avenue (Corner of Downer and Newport Aves)
Milwaukee, WI 53201
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Description: The Aztalan site in Jefferson County, Wisconsin is a mound and village complex that was occupied by a mixed population of Late Woodland and Mississippian Indians from about A.D. 900 to 1300. The site first captured the public imagination in 1837 when it was described as a mysterious “city in the wilderness”. Although certainly not a “city” as currently defined, one hundred and seventy-six years of archaeological investigations at the site have yet to fully dispel many of the mysteries surrounding Aztalan’ s presence in southern Wisconsin. Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Dr. Elisabetta Cova

Location

“‘The Greatest Show on Earth’: Chariot Racing in Ancient Rome” by Dr. Sinclair Bell, Northern Illinois University
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America-Milwaukee Society, UWM Departments of Foreign Languages and Linguistics/Classics, Art History and Anthropology
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 3:00pm

Location:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sabin Hall
3413 N. Downer Avenue (Corner of Downer and Newport Aves)
Milwaukee, WI 53201
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Many misperceptions surround the spectacles held in ancient Rome, especially as a result of contemporary film and television. For instance, there is the popular belief that gladiatorial combats were the premiere spectacle at Rome: that they attracted the biggest audiences and the most partisan fans. In fact, neither assumption is true. The Circus Maximus in Rome – the original and largest venue for chariot-racing – was many centuries older and considerably larger than the Colosseum. Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Elisabetta Cova

Location

The Archaeology of Work: 9 to 5 in the Ancient World
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA Milwaukee, UWM Archaeological Research Laboratory, and UWM Anthropology Department
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location:
Sabin Hall
3413 North Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53201
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
nad
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Try your hand at ceramic production with the stamped and incised designs of the Iron Age, search for raw materials used in metallurgical production, explore weaving in Mesopotamia and Egypt, and learn about bioarchaeology markers of physical labor.

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Contact Information
Name: 
Shannon Freire
Telephone: 
518-222-0771

Location

Archaeologist Spies: the Truth behind the Myth
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 3:00pm

Location:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sabin Hall, Room G90
Milwaukee, WI
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Graham Lecture Read more »

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Name: 
Elisabetta Cova

Location

The Rowanduz Archaeological Program in Iraqi Kurdistan
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 3:00pm

Location:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sabin Hall, Room G90
Milwaukee, WI
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Braidwood Lecture Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Elisabetta Cova

Location

UW-Milwaukee Anthropology Student Union Annual Student Colloquium: "New Techniques and Old Questions"
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Anthropology Student Union
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Saturday, March 29, 2014

Location:
Sabin Hall G90
3413 N. Downer Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53201
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
conference
CFP
Call for Papers: 
yes
CFP Deadline: 
February 15, 2014

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Anthropology Student Union (ASU) Student Colloquium is a forum for students to present their research in a professional conference environment. This year's event will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014. The theme is “New Techniques and Old Questions.” New this year, we are inviting anthropology professors to be discussants, and the Colloquium will culminate in a Keynote address by Dr. Fred Smith of Illinois State University, a leading expert in paleoanthropology. Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Lindsey Jo Helms
Telephone: 
(414) 229-4175

Location

5th Annual Milwaukee Archaeology Fair
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society & Milwaukee Public Museum
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 10:00am to Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 10:00am

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

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
fair
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

The Fifth Annual Milwaukee Archaeology Fair will take place at the Milwaukee Public Museum on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8, 2014. The Fair will be open from 10 AM to 3 PM both days. There will be plenty of hands-on demonstrations, presentations and re-enactments, designed to help bring the cultures of the past to life for visitors of all ages. Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Jane Waldbaum

Location

"Transportation, Trade & Treacherous Waters: Maritime Archaeology from the Irish Coast to Lake Michigan’s Shores” a lecture by Kevin Cullen, Neville Public Museum
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society, UWM Depts of Anthropology, Art History, FLL-Classics
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location:
UW-Milwaukee Sabin Hall Room G90
3413 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Kevin Cullen’s talk will highlight recent maritime archaeology expeditions off Achill Island, Co. Mayo Ireland, as well as new and old discoveries pertaining to Wisconsin’s maritime heritage. He will show how new insights from these disparately connected regions shed light on the foundations of local and global commodity maritime trade, the evolving architecture of historic shipwrecks, ongoing education potentials, tourism opportunities and increased public advocacy for long term preservation. Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Jane Waldbaum

Location

"Recent Excavations at Sardis, City of Croesus”, a lecture by Dr. Nicholas Cahill, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society, UWM Depts of Anthropology, Art History, FLL-Classics
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location:
UW-Milwaukee Sabin Hall Room G90
3413 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Croesus, the last king of Lydia in western Turkey, is still remembered today for his fabulous wealth. His capital at Sardis is currently being excavated by Dr. Nicholas Cahill who will lecture on his recent archaeological work there. Under Croesus and his forebears, the Lydian empire conquered all of western Turkey in the seventh and sixth century B.C.; it was a satrapal (regional) capital under the Persians in the 5th and 4th centuries B.C., and remained an important city in Hellenistic and Roman times. Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Jane Waldbaum

Location

Games Ancient People Played
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society & UW-Milwaukee Archaeology Research Laboratory
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
nad
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Try your hand at Senet, game of Egyptian kings, and learn to play Mühle (Nine Men's Morris) like a Roman soldier. Find out who invented chess and when; and where the first loaded dice were found. Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Jane Waldbaum

Location

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