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Cultural Crossroads in Central Asia and a Millennium of Shared Heritage

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

Speaker: Dr. Laura Tedesco, U.S. State Department Title: Cultural Crossroads in Central Asia and a Millennium of Shared Heritage In November, we will have a return visit from Dr. Laura Tedesco, who spoke to the Spokane Society in the spring of 2018. This visit Dr. Tedesco will speak about the shared heritage of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, […]

Dimitri Nakassis, “Places, spaces, and memory: a landscape archaeology of the western Argolid, Greece”

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From 2014 to 2017, the Western Argolid Regional Project conducted an archaeological survey in the mountainous valleys in the watershed of the Inachos river (Greece). The survey collected a lot of information about the ancient, medieval and modern use and occupation of this archaeologically neglected area. As has become common in Greek archaeology, the project […]

The Emperor’s Jubilee on Roman Coins

The Archaeological Institute of America New Brunswick Society is hosting a virtual lecture and welcomes AIA members, the university communities, the general public and those from around the world interested in the AIA Lecture Series to join us as Dr. William Kerr from the Department of Classics and Ancient History at University of New Brunswick […]

Recent Archaeological Excavations in Afghanistan

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Mr. Noor Agha Noori. M.Phil, Director, Archaeological Institute of Afghanistan Recent Archaeological Excavations in Afghanistan Abstract: Recent archaeological explorations seem to affirm that Afghanistan is the emerging place of many civilizations in South and Central Asia. This land was also the confluence of many trade goods along what would become known as the silk road. […]

Across a Narrow Sea: Ancient Greeks and Roman in the Adriatic Sea

Often neglected by Classical scholars, the coastal region of Dalmatia in southern Croatia held significant appeal to the ancient Greeks and Romans for over a thousand years. Positioned on a major trade route from central Europe into the Mediterranean, the archaeology of Dalmatia from the 6th c. B.C. to the 3rd c. A.D. reveals how […]

After Actium: Egypt in the Roman Imagination

by Molly Swetnam-Burland (Adina Allen Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Classical Studies, College of William and Mary) After the defeat of Cleopatra at the battles of Actium and Alexandria, there was a fascination with Egyptian culture and a taste for Egyptian and Egyptian-looking artworks in Rome. In this lecture, I will discuss objects as large […]

The Archaeology of “Race” in the Roman Empire: Old Problems, New Approaches

Can we write an archaeology of "race" in the Roman period? This paper considers the question through the lens of images of and artefacts related to Aethiopians (that is, Sub-Saharan Africans). After providing a brief overview of the corpus of objects and their imagery and the critical axioms of their study, the paper will propose […]