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“Deep Dig: Unpacking the Stories of Troy and Homer” with the Penn Museum

Penn Museum 3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Unpacking the Stories of Troy and Homer Four Thursdays: January 7, 14, 21, and 28 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm With Dr. C. Brian Rose In this four-part series, learn about the archaeology of Troy and the Trojan War, including the ways in which both the site and war have been viewed throughout history. Troy […]

An Embarrassment of Riches: Tree-Ring Dating and the History of Archaeology in the American Southwest

Tree-ring dating burst into Southwestern archaeology on June 22, 1929, when Andrew Ellicott Douglass of the University of Arizona and his colleagues discovered specimen HH-39, the piece of charcoal that “bridged the gap” in his tree-ring chronology and allowed him to date, for the first time in history, archaeological sites at Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, […]

Ancient Maya Economies: The Role of Small-Scale Craft Producers

Speaker: Dr. Rachel Horowitz (WA State University) Title: Ancient Maya Economies: The Role of Small-Scale Craft Producers Abstract: Archaeological research on the Maya has a lengthy history. While much research has focused on Maya political organization, less is known about economic activities, as these were infrequently recorded by the Maya in their written text. This […]

Climate Change and Migrating Farmers: The Spread of Agriculture to Southern Europe

Farming spread from its center of origin in western Asia to southern Europe at the beginning of the Holocene. This phenomenon has prompted many questions. Why did farming spread when it did? Who brought it to southern Europe, and by what means? Migrant farmers from western Asia reached the Aegean before 9,000 cal BP (c. […]