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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, […]

“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 […]

Textile Art Family Workshop: Color Your Own Textiles and Learn About the Ancient Maya [SPANISH]

¡Los invitamos a participar en una actividad que explorará la historia y arte de los tejidos mayas, en honor al Día Internacional de la Arqueología! Durante este taller de 1 hora, los participantes aprenderán sobre los textiles mayas, utilizando ejemplos vistos en monumentos antiguos de piedra y en vasijas cerámicas. Luego, los invitaremos a elegir […]

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 […]