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“Athenian Ostracism: New Light on an Ancient Practice” by James P. Sickinger

Ostracism was a form of temporary exile that allowed ancient Athenian citizens to vote into temporary exile powerful individuals thought to pose a threat to their democracy. The practice took its name from the potsherds—ostraka—onto which voters scratched the names of those persons they wanted to banish. Excavations in Athens have uncovered thousands of these […]

Archaeology and Demography of Local Cemeteries

Cemeteries and burial practices are a rich source of information about post-colonial societies in America, offering unique insights into early communities not easily gained through written records. This talk will explore the history, demographics and archaeology of Colorado cemeteries and share findings of CU-Boulder student-led research at the Colombia cemetery. In addition, the funerary art […]

6th Annual Archaeology Day

The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport, LA

The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum will host the 6th Annual Archaeology Day on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 10 AM to 2 PM. The museum and grounds will be filled with demonstrations and activities for the whole family to enjoy and participate in. This event is free and open to the public. There will be […]

Cultural Resources at the NC Office of State Archaeology

HIghsmith Union, UNC Asheville One Carmichael Heights UNCA, Asheville, NC

As Assistant State Archaeologist for the western region, Dr. Dylan Clark will discuss what the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology does and how it contributes to identifying, studying, protecting, and sharing information about 12,000+ years of NC history. In this presentation he will explore the role of the OSA in all things NC archaeology--from […]