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International Archaeology Day with Her Excellency Ambassador Ms. Vanessa Frazier

In celebration of International Archaeology Day, Her Excellency Ambassador Ms. Vanessa Frazier, the Permanent Representative of Malta to the United Nations, discusses the archipelago’s prehistoric megalithic monuments. During this virtual tour, Ambassador Frazier will be accompanied by Dr. Josef Caruana, curator, Heritage Malta. The Tarxien Temples archaeological complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose four […]

“Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture” Q&A

In an engaged and critical discussion of ethics in the field Dr. Chip Colwell and Chief Gordon Yellowman answer questions about Colwell’s book, “Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture,” (2017) and provide insider perspectives on the complex process of repatriation between museums and Indigenous communities. The author is […]

“Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture” Q&A

In an engaged and critical discussion of ethics in the field Dr. Chip Colwell and Chief Gordon Yellowman answer questions about Colwell’s book, “Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture,” (2017) and provide insider perspectives on the complex process of repatriation between museums and Indigenous communities. The author is […]

Q&A With Archaeologists Series

DIGGING DEEPER: HOW ARCHAEOLOGY WORKS with Professor Eric Cline An internationally renowned archaeologist with more than thirty seasons of excavation experience, Prof. Eric H. Cline has conducted fieldwork from Greece and Crete to Egypt, Israel, and Jordan. Drawing on his forthcoming book, Digging Deeper, Cline will answer questions that archaeologists are most frequently asked: How […]

Q&A With Archaeologists Series

MILLENNIUM ON THE MERIDIAN: TRACKING THE HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT SOUTHWEST with Steve Lekson "Twenty years ago, I suggested that three sequential capitals of the US Southwest -- Chaco, Aztec Ruins, and Casas Grandes -- were deliberately aligned north-south of each other, more-or-less on a meridian. Two decades of new data largely support this reconstruction, […]

The Obsidian Mirror: Literature and Archaeology in Mexico

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Mexican authors Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, José Emilio Pacheco, Salvador Novo, Rubén Bonifaz Nuño, and Rosario Castellanos, among others, have sought to use language to explore and recover the links between Mexico’s Indigenous peoples and its contemporary society. Focusing on Mexico’s pre-Hispanic past, author and journalist Juan Villoro will explore the intimate and evocative relationships […]

Crisis and Competition: Roman Victory Imagery in Cisalpine and Transalpine Gaul, 125-45 BCE

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture 2316 West 1st Avenue, Spokane, WA

Speaker: Alyson Roy (University of Idaho) Title: Crisis and Competition: Roman Victory Imagery in Cisalpine and Transalpine Gaul, 125-45 BCE Abstract: It is often assumed that conquest and colonization contribute to the development of new visual languages of power in imperial contexts. This is particularly true in ancient Rome, where power was highly performative, and […]