Highland Gods: Rock-Art and Religion in Southwest Anatolia (Prof. Tyler Jo Smith)

Sponsored by San Diego AIA

AIA Society Event: San Diego

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 7:15pm

Location:
Mesa College, Room G101
United States

Archeological exploration of the region of Lycia in southwest Turkey has led to the discovery of a large number of rock-cut relief sculptures. Inscriptions indicate that the function of these reliefs was religious, and that they were dedicated to both Greek and indigenous gods and goddesses. The reliefs presented in this talk belong to the region of northern Lycia and Pisidia, and have been studied in detail according to their cults, artistic styles, and religious meaning. Most of them were recorded as part of the Balboura Survey and the Pisidian Survey, each conducted under the auspices of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara. The various sculpted types will be introduced, but most attention will be given to reliefs showing the local rider-god, often called ‘Kakasbos’, as well to those representing the Dioskouroi and an unnamed ‘goddess’. The process and methods of archaeological survey and ethnographic research in this regions will also be presented, as will the discovery of reliefs from the excavations at Hacı musalar Höyük in central Lycia.

Website: http://aia-sd.org

Contact:
Elizabeth Pollard
epollard@mail.sdsu.edu

Arch in the Park

Sponsored by San Diego County Archaeological Society

AIA Society Event: San Diego

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Location:
Ranch House in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve
From Black Mountain Rd. Canyonside Park Driveway into Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserv
San Diego , CA
United States

Arch in the Park

The San Diego County Archaeological Society presents an educational day of Archaeology and Fun at the Ranch House in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve

Saturday, October 20, 2012 • 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Celebrating California Archaeology Month
and National Archaeology Day

➸ Find out what archaeology is all about; dig in a mock excavation; play games
➸ Discover the history of the Ranch House on a tour of the adobe
➸ Be there at 11:30 a.m. to meet Running Grunion, a Kumeyaay Indian, and learn
about his people
➸ Speak to local archaeologists and see archaeology exhibits, demos on stone
tool making and basket making, raffles, games, and more!

Directions: From I-15 take Mercy Rd. west, turn right (north) onto Black Mountain Rd. and then
take the first left into Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve. Follow the road all the way to the back
(past Canyonside Community Park ball fields), and park in the designated parking area in the field.

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the shade.
Fry bread, snacks, and sodas will be available for purchase.

Website: http://www.sandiegoarchaeologicalsociety.com/index.php/aitp

Contact:
Aaron Sasson
info@sdcas.org
858-538-0935

The Chemistry of Kinship: Daidalos and Kothar Revisited

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Stanford

Friday, March 8, 2013 - 8:00pm

Location:
Meyer Library Forum 124 (NE corner, downstairs), Stanford University campus
Stanford, CA
United States

Lecturer: Andrew Koh

Abstract: The Chemistry of Kinship: Daidalos and Kothar Revisited

Coulson Lecture

Reception to follow lecture

Contact:
Dr. Patrick Hunt
phunt@stanford.edu

Chaco: Solving the Mystery of the Southwest's First Capital

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Orange County

Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 2:00pm

Location:
Concordia University, DeNault Auditorium in Grimm Hall
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA
United States

Lecturer: Stephen Lekson

Contact:
Ruth E. DeNault
redenault@denaults.com

They Died with Their Boots On: The Roman Hobnail Burials at Gordion (Turkey)

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: San Diego

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 7:15pm

Location:
G101, Mesa College
San Diego, CA
United States

Lecturer: Andrew Goldman

Abstract: They Died With Their Boots On: The Roman Hobnail Burials at Gordion (Turkey)

Mellink Lecture

Contact:
Elizabeth Ann Pollard
epollard@mail.sdsu.edu

Near Eastern Archaeology and the Movies

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: San Joaquin Valley

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 7:00pm

Location:
University Business Center, California State University Fresno
Fresno, CA
United States

Lecturer: Kevin McGeough

Abstract: Near Eastern Archaeology and the Movies

Cohn Lecture

Reception following lecture

Contact:
Dr. James Kus
jamesk@zimmer.csufresno.edu

The Classic Maya Collapse: The View from the Cave

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Los Angeles County

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 4:00pm

Location:
California State University, Long Beach, Beach Auditorium, Student Union (USU on map)
Long Beach, CA
United States

Lecturer: Holley Moyes

Abstract: The Classic Maya Collapse: The View from the Cave

Ahmanson Lecture

Lecture followed by reception.

Contact:
Cynthia Colburn
cynthia.colburn@pepperdine.edu

TBA

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: North Coast

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Location:

Santa Rosa, CA
United States

Lecturer: Andrew Koh

Matson Lecture

Contact:
Michelle Hughes-Markovics
mhughesMarkovics@santarosa.edu

Early Human Populations in the New World: A Biased Perspective

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Orange County

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 2:00pm

Location:
Concordia University, DeNault Auditorium in Grimm Hall
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA
United States

Lecturer: James Adovasio

Renner Lecture

Contact:
Ruth E. DeNault
rdenault@denaults.com

Sacred Art from the Armenian Orthodox Churches of Istanbul

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: San Joaquin Valley

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 7:00pm

Location:
University Business Center, California State University Fresno
Fresno, CA
United States

Lecturer: Ronald Marchese

Abstract: Sacred Art from the Armenian Orthodox Churches of Istanbul

Renner Lecture

Reception following lecture

Contact:
Dr. James Kus
jamesk@zimmer.csufresno.edu

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