Studying Famous Atlatls: From Museum to Field Test

Sponsored by University of Iowa

AIA Society Event: Iowa

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
University of Iowa Art Building West
141 N. Riverside Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

Museum specimens of rare artifacts often have enlightening individual stories. They also serve as models for replications that can be directly tested, giving us examples of particular technologies, and some insights into their capabilities and possible uses. The Aztec Atlatl in the British Museum, and the unusual atlatls recovered by Cushing’s 19th century excavations in Florida are examples of well known but little studied artifacts.

Contact:
Mark L. Anderson
mark-l-anderson@uiowa.edu
319-384-0998

International Archaeology Day

Sponsored by Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist, University of Iowa, Iowa Archeology Society

AIA Society Event: Iowa City

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 7:30pm
Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 9:00am - 4:30pm

Location:
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History, Macbride Hall
10 Macbride Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

AIA Lecture, Monday 14 October 2013, 7:30 pm at Art Building West on the University of Iowa campus.

Studying Famous Atlatls: From Musuem to Field Test.  By Dr. John C. Whittaker, Grinnell College, Iowa.

Museum specimens of rare artifacts often have enlightening individual stories. They also derve as models for replications that can be directly tested, giving us examples of partucular technologies, and some insights into their capabilities and possible uses.  The Aztec Atlatl in the British Museum, and the unusual atlatls recovered bu Cushing's 19th century excavations in Florida are examples of well known but little studies artifacts.

- John has taught in the Anthropology Department at Grinnell College since 1984. He does archaeological research in the American Southwest, ethnoarchaeology in Turkey and elsewhere, and experiments with prehistoric technology, especially stone tools and atlatls.

 

International Archaeology Day, Saturday 19 October 2013, 9 am to 4:30 pm on the Pentacrest at the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History, Iowa City. Read more »

Contact:
Mark L. Anderson
mark-l-anderson@uiowa.edu
319-384-0998

Individuality and Innovation in Greek Sculpture

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Iowa City

Monday, November 4, 2013

Location:

Iowa City, IA
United States

Lecturer: Andrew Stewart

Abstract: Individuality and Innovation in Greek Sculpture

Norton Lecture

Contact:
Mark Anderson
mark-l-anderson@uiowa.edu

TBA

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Iowa City

Monday, March 31, 2014

Location:

Iowa City, IA
United States

Lecturer: Simon James

Contact:
Mark Anderson
mark-l-anderson@uiowa.edu

National Archaeology Day

Sponsored by University of Iowa

AIA Society Event: Iowa City

Friday, October 12, 2012 - Sunday, October 14, 2012

Location:
University of Iowa
Clinton Street and Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
United States

- Two public lectures each by Dr. Jodi Magness (University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill) and Dr. Anna Roosevelt (University of Illinois/Chicago) on Friday and Saturday

- Lab and Repository tours at the Office of the State Archaeologist, Museum of Natural History, and the Departments of Classics and Anthropology at the University of Iowa 

-Big Tent educational outreach event outside the Museum of Natural History on Saturday featuring exhibits on Iowa's prehistoric and historic past, atlatl dart throwing, flint knapping demonstrations, interactive Native American children's games. The State Archaeologist of Iowa will be present for conversations.

- Johnson County (Iowa) Historical Society Museum will feature an exhibit and presentation on new University of Iowa research on the 1830s Gilberts Trading Post and the Patterson Trading Post (Iowa County); display of local Hurt Artifact Collection; presentation on artifact care; interactive tour of the Oakdale Cemetery; and tour/open house at Plum Grove, Iowa city residence of Iowa's first governor

- The Iowa Archaeology Society Fall Meeting will be held in conjunction with National Archaeology Day at the Museum of Natural History on Saturday. 

http://www.uiowa.edu/~nathist/programs.html

Website: http://www.uiowa.edu/~osa/

Contact:
Mark L. Anderson
mark-l-anderson@uiowa.edu
319-384-0998

The First Farmers in Western Asia: Excavations at Abu Hureyra on the Euphrates

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Iowa

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 8:00pm

Location:
Auditorium, Art Building West, University of Iowa Campus
Iowa City, IA
United States

Lecturer: Andrew M.T. Moore

Abstract: The First Farmers in Western Asia: Excavations at Abu Hureyra on the Euphrates

Presented with support of the Office of the State Archaeologist, the UI Museum of Natural History, the UI Departments of Anthropology and Classics, and the School of Art and Art History.

Contact:
Mark L. Anderson
mark-l-anderson@uiowa.edu

The Dangers of Pseudoarchaeology

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Iowa

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:00pm

Location:
Main Lecture Hall in the Art Building West, University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
United States

Lecturer: Garrett Fagan

Abstract: The Dangers of Pseudoarchaeology

Contact:
AIA
lectures@aia.bu.edu

Iowa City Archaeology Fair

Sponsored by AIA; Office of the State Archaeologist; University of Iowa Natural Hstory Museum; University of Iowa Museum of Art; University of Iowa Department of Anthropology

AIA Society Event: Iowa City

Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Location:
Macbride Hall, University of Iowa Campus & 700 South Clinton Street
Macbride Hall
Iowa City, IA
United States

Come celebrate the inaugural National Archaeology Day with an afternoon of hands-on activities, demonstrations, tours, and a lecture by a world-renowned archaeologist!  Kick off this fun, cultural experience by listening to a lecture by Dr. Steven Holen, Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  Then spend the afternoon taking a trip back in time by exploring the labs of University of Iowa faculty members, touring the Office of the State Archaeologist, seeing demonstrations of early tools, art and technology, and making your own version of a Neolithic plaque. 

Schedule of Activities

1 p.m.: Public lecture by Renowned Archaeologists

Broken Mammoth Bones, Experimental Archaeology and the Early Peopling of North America

Steven and Kathleen Holen, Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Macbride Auditorium, University of Iowa campus

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.: Tours of the Office of the State Archaeologist Laboratory

700 South Clinton St. 

See remains from the 13,000-year-long history of human occupation of Iowa with a tour of the laboratory and storage facilities of the Office of the State Archaeologist.

2-5 p.m.: OSA Outreach Tent and Prehistoric Technology Demonstrations Read more »

Contact:
Brenda Longfellow (Society Contact)

The Archaeological Exploration of Sikyon: A Comprehensive Approach to the Study of a Greek City-State

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Iowa City

Monday, September 19, 2011 - 8:00pm

Location:
University of Iowa, W151 John Pappajohn Business Building
Iowa City, IA
United States

Lecturer: Yannis Lolos

Abstract: The archaeological exploration of Sikyon: a comprehensive approach to the study of a Greek city-state

Kress Lecture

Co-sponsored by the Office of the State Archaeologist and the University of Iowa Department of Anthropology

Contact:
AIA

Popular and Profane Experiences with the Sublime: The Temple as a Social and Cultural Focus in Egypt

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Iowa City

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 8:00pm

Location:
TBA
Iowa City, IA
United States

Lecturer: Lanny Bell

Abstract: Popular and Profane Experiences with the Sublime: The Temple as a Social and Cultural Focus in Egypt

Contact:
AIA

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