Bones and Borscht: How Neolithic Human Remains from Ukraine Are Enabling the Reconstruction of European Population History
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America-Milwaukee Society, UWM Departments of Foreign Languages and Linguistics/Classics, Art History and Anthropology
Start Date: 
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 3:00pm

Location:
Sabin Hall, Room G90
3413 N Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

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

Recent developments in ancient DNA research have allowed archaeologists to reconstruct human migrations in ways that are reshaping the way we look at prehistory. One of the most remarkable aspects of this new research has been the recognition of a large-scale migration of nomadic pastoralists out of the Pontic-Caspian steppes at the close of the Neolithic and beginning of the early Bronze Age.

Contact Information
Name: 
Adrienne Frie

Location

Museums of Kenosha: A Day of Exploration
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA Milwaukee Society
Start Date: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 10:00am

Location:
Kenosha Public Museum
5500 1st Ave
Kenosha, WI 53140
United States

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

Archaeological Institute of America Local Societies of the Midwest Spring Field Trip

 

Contact Information
Name: 
Jane Waldbaum

Location

Hittites, Water Cult and the Politics of Landscape in Bronze Age Anatolia
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America-Milwaukee Society, UWM Departments of Foreign Languages and Linguistics/Classics, Art History and Anthropology
Start Date: 
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 3:00pm

Location:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sabin Hall, Room G90
3413 N Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

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

Earthen dams, stone lined water reservoirs and stone built sacred pool monuments constitute some of the most vibrant landscape features in the Hittite world during the Late Bronze Age in Central Anatolia (ca 1400-1175 BCE). Such water monuments materialize in various architectural forms and building technologies and constitute important elements of both urban and rural infrastructures, while they also serve as sites of ritual interaction with the Underworld, the mythical subterranean world where certain divinities and dead ancestors reside.

Contact Information
Name: 
Adrienne Frie

Location

Free Public Archaeology Lecture: Neighborhood Society Ancient and Modern
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America-Milwaukee Society, UWM Departments of Foreign Languages and Linguistics/Classics, Art History and Anthropology
Start Date: 
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 3:00pm

Location:
UWM Sabin Hall, Room G90 (Lower Level)
3413 North Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

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

In this lecture Dr. David Pacifico presents his research on ancient urban neighborhoods in Peru and compares them with the society and cultures of modern urban neighborhoods. Specifically, this lecture details social diversity, urban economies, and politics in a commoner neighborhood at El Purgatorio, capital of the Casma culture in 13th century Peru. From the capital, the lecture moves outward to present preliminary findings from ongoing research on hinterland communities around El Purgatorio.

Contact Information
Name: 
Adrienne Frie

Location

Free Public Archaeology Lecture: Healing, Space, and Musical Performance in Late Classical Greece: The Thymele at Epidauros
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America-Milwaukee Society, UWM Departments of Foreign Languages and Linguistics/Classics, Art History and Anthropology
Start Date: 
Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 3:00pm

Location:
UWM Sabin Hall, Room G90 (Lower Level)
3413 N Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

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

In the fourth century BCE, the citizens of Epidauros, a small polis in the Peloponnese, launched a massive building program at the nearby, much visited healing sanctuary of the god Asklepios, son of Apollo. In terms of labor, design, and expense, the most impressive and sophisticated structure belonging to this program was a mysterious round building located at the very center of the sanctuary, a building known from ancient sources as the thymele.  

Contact Information
Name: 
Adrienne Frie

Location

You Are What You Wear: Clothing and Adornment in the Ancient World
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA Milwaukee Society, UWM Anthropology Dept, UWM Art History Department, and UWM Classics Program
Start Date: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 1:00pm

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

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

You Are What You Wear: Clothing and Adornment in the Ancient World

International Archaeology Day, October 15, 2016

AIA-Milwaukee Society

Contact Information
Name: 
Adrienne Frie

Location

Reconstructing Spaces and Ancient Places: Roman Villas and Caves
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America Milwaukee Chapter
Start Date: 
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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

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

Join us for an exciting day of experimental archaeology as we reconstruct spaces and places from the past! Highlights of our International Archaeology Day event this year will include reconstructing Roman frescoes and mosaics, and experimenting with techniques to reconstruct Upper Paleolithic cave images.

Contact Information
Name: 
Shannon Freire, Vice-President, AIA Milwaukee Chapter

Location

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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

Location

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