Hamilton and Scourge: Archaeological Exploration of Two War of 1812 Shipwrecks

Sponsored by AIA Ottawa, Ontario Archaeological Society and the Canadian War Museum

AIA Society Event: Ottawa, ON

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 7:00pm

Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place

Jonathan Moore, Parks Canada, reports on two ships that capsized on August 8, 1813 which now form a National Historic Site managed by the city of Hamilton and Parks Canada.. The history of the Hamilton and Scourge and the multi-faceted archaeological survey of these two fascinating shipwrecks over a three year period highlights the important work of the Underwater Archaeology Service of Parks Canada. Please note the early lecture time!

Heather Loube

Mummies: Myth and Reality

Sponsored by Sunnybrook School

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Sunnybrook School
Merton Street
Toronto, ON

AIA Toronto Society members will go into a grade Five class and give a powerpoint presentation on ancient Egyptian Mummies.  This will be followed by hands on exercise making mummies using small plastic dolls, lengths of bandage.  Templates for making the sarcophagus will be left with the class to make at a later date.

Margaret Morden

Public lecture, The Battles of Armageddon: From Har Megiddo to Armageddon

Sponsored by AIA Vancouver Society & Dept. of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies, Univ. of British Columbia

AIA Society Event: Vancouver, BC

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Alma Van Dusen Room, Vancouver Public Library
350 Georgia St W
Vancouver, BC

Lecture by Prof. Eric Cline, George Washington University.  Based upon material from his book that was awarded the BAS 2001 prize for “Best Popular Book on Archaeology” (The Battles of Armageddon: Megiddo and the Jezreel Valley from the Bronze Age to the Nuclear Age; University of Michigan Press, 2000), Professor Cline will introduce the audience to a rich cast of ancient and modern warriors, while tying together for the very first time the wide range of conflicts that have been fought at Megiddo and the Jezreel Valley from the Bronze Age to the Nuclear Age, in the place called Armageddon.

Chelsea Gardiner

Archaeology Open Lab Day Exhibition

Sponsored by Winnipeg Society of AIA and University of Winnipeg

AIA Society Event: Winnipeg, MB

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Room 4C39, University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg R3B 2E9

The Winnipeg Society of the Archaeological Institute of America is celebrating National Archaeology Day by presenting an interactive Archaeology Open Lab Day at the University of Winnipeg (11am – 4 pm, Room 4C39 – 4th floor of Centennial Hall at the University of Winnipeg downtown campus, 515 Portage Avenue). Come by to experience what it is like to excavate an archaeological site and to process and analyze artifacts (including ancient bones and tools). Materials from different excavations and displays of archaeology in action will be on exhibit for the public to view – a chance to indulge your inner Indiana Jones! All events are free and open to individuals of all ages!

Michael MacKinnon

National Archaeology Day at the Royal Ontario Museum

Sponsored by Royal Ontario Museum

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6

Come and celebrate National Archaeology Day at the Royal Ontario Museum, with archaeological talks and events for the family.

Learn how to think like an archaeologist through activities for the whole family. Talk to student archaeologists who have made exciting new discoveries at sites across the world. Meet a field doctor from the War of 1812 and see how historic re-enactors help archaeologists bring the past to life. Learn from museum experts who show you how ancient objects were made, and how they have been preserved.  Then try your hand at digging for treasure, repairing an ‘ancient’ pot, and more.

In the lecture theatre will be a series of talks by archaeologists about fieldwork and ancient cultures.

Events are funded by the generosity of the A.G. Leventis Foundation and the Archaeological Institute of America.

Website: http://www.rom.on.ca/programs/rom_kids/weekends/index.php?ref=showinfo&program_i...

ROM Programs
416 586 5797

Explore Archaeology in Market Square, St Catharines, ON

Sponsored by Niagara Peninsula Society and Brock University Archaeological Society

AIA Society Event: Niagara Peninsula, ON

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

St Catharines Market Square
91 King Street
St Catharines, ON L2R 3H6

Members of the Niagara Peninsula Society of the AIA in tandem with students from the Brock University Archaeological Society will host an archaeology table in Market Square in downtown St Catharines, Ontario on Saturday, October 20th. Society members and students will share information about regional and Mediterranean archaeology with the community through hands-on experience with a simulated sandbox excavation.

Website: http://brocku.ca/humanities/departments-and-centres/classics/AIA-Niagara

Elizabeth Greene

Wrap up for 2012 and Annual General Meeting

Sponsored by Bodo Archaeological Society

AIA Society Event: Canada

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Provost Recreation Cultural Centre.
Provost, AB T0B 3S0

The Bodo Archaeological Society will host the Project Archaeologist (Christie Grekul) from Bodo, Alberta to give a talk in Provost, Alberta on October 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm. She will speak about the current dig taking place in the Bodo area, provide artifacts, and allow visitors to bring in artifacts to be identified.  The annual general meeting will follow.  Sparkling cider, apple crisp and rhubarb crisp will be served.  Everyone Welcome. For more information call:780-753-6353.

Website: http://www.bodoarchaeology.com

Roxanna Wotschell

National Archaeology Day at Wanuskewin

Sponsored by Wanuskewin Heritage Park

AIA Society Event: Canada

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wanuskewin Heritage Park
RR# 4 Penner Road
Saskatoon s7k3j7

National Archaeology Day at Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Open from 9am to 4:30

October 20th, 2012


11am--Guided Trail Walk

12:30pm--Archaeology Dig--Try your hand at being an archaeologist at our demonstration site!

2pm--Watch a traditional First Nations dance performance

Website: http://www.wanuskewin.com

Cameron McRae

How to Survive the Collapse of Civilization: Lessons from the Maya

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: New Brunswick, NB

Friday, October 12, 2012


Fredericton, NB

Lecturer: James Aimers

Abstract: Recent Research on the Maya Collapse

Stone Lecture

Maria Papaioannou

Ramesses II: the Ultimate Pharaoh

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: New Brunswick, NB

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 7:30pm

Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Fredericton, NB

Lecturer: Peter Brand

Abstract: Ramesses II: the Ultimate Pharaoh

Maria Papaioannou

Syndicate content

Become a Member

Become a Member

Become a Member to enjoy exclusive benefits and discounts while supporting the Institute’s outreach, education, and preservation initiatives. Join today!

Subscribing Members

Upgrade today

ARCHAEOLOGY readers are Subscribing Members of the AIA. Upgrade today and continue to receive the magazine while enjoying all the great benefits of supporting the AIA at a higher level.

Dig Deeper

Email the AIA
Subscribe to the AIA e-Update

Sign Up!