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The Central Missouri Society of the Archaeological Institute of America presents a lecture by Dr. Emma Buckingham entitled “Heads of State: Deviant Burial and Ancestrality in Archaic Sicily”

Prof. Emma Buckingham is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Mizzou. Her focus is on the Early Iron Age and Archaic periods, primarily the Greek diaspora in South Italy and Sicily. Affiliated interests include the archaeology of identity, network theory, culture contact in the western Mediterranean, and theoretical perspectives […]

Diving with a Purpose: A Fifteen-Year Odyssey


Diving with a Purpose is an organization dedicated to the documentation and protection of African slave-trade shipwrecks and the maritime history and culture of African Americans. Jay Haigler and Albert José Jones will share a documentary on the organization’s work and recent discoveries. They will discuss the importance of submerged heritage resources in advancing the […]

Revealing the Practice of Tattooing in Ancient Egypt

Dr. Anne Austin with the University of Missouri will present this online lecture. Dr. Austin's research combines the fields of osteology and Egyptology in order to document medicine and disease in the past. Specifically, she uses data from ancient Egyptian human remains and daily life texts to reconstruct ancient Egyptian health care networks and identify […]

Archaeology & Ale: Shifting Perceptions on Tattooing in Ancient Egypt (Dr. Anne Austin, University of Missouri-St. Louis)


The practice of tattooing in ancient Egypt is rarely attested. Egyptologists have identified tattoos on only a handful of mummies spanning Pharaonic Egypt’s more than 3,000-year history. Textual evidence is virtually silent on the practice and art historical evidence is often ambiguous. Nonetheless, much of the scholarship on Egyptian tattooing over the past century has […]

Can You Dig It?

Celebrating international archaeology day with elementary school students from a Title I public school in the area.

Journey of an Artifact – Presidio of San Francisco


This event will present a video that follows the Presidio archaeologists as they demonstrate the process of archaeology from excavation to curation, giving viewers an inside look into the journey of an artifact. The audience will learn the importance of each step in the archaeological process and how we can interpret and piece together the […]

Garbology Activity – Presidio of San Francisco

This activity will guide participants in a study of their own environment and lives as a chance to practice archaeology. Participants will choose several items that they intend to throw in the garbage. They will study this future garbage as “artifacts”. By practicing garbology, participants will learn how to sort material types, deduce what will […]

“Re-Membering Osiris:Overcoming Death in Ancient Egypt” by Robert Ritner

3302 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA

A virtual lecture, by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, co sponsored by the Richmond Society, AIA. This lecture is in conjunction with VMFA's Sunken Cities Exhibit. Attendance free of charge, but you must register with VMFA at, click on the calendar, go to October 25 and register in advance

Epidemics and Syndemics – a webinar with Dr. Fabian Crespo

Kicking off our 2020-21 series of archaeology webinars with a very timely subject, Dr. Fabian Crespo will offer an anthropological perspective on medieval and modern disease outbreaks in a presentation titled "Epidemics and Syndemics: From Leprosy (Hansen's disease) in Medieval Europe to COVID-19 Pandemic." In this webinar, focused on leprosy in medieval Europe and COVID-19, […]