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. […]
Metcalf Lecture Please join the lecture before 7:30
Join us for the next chapter of Archaeology Abridged with Dr. Elizabeth M. Greene. Dr. Greene will introduce you to the spectacular landscape of the Hadrian’s Wall corridor and then zoom in on the extraordinary site of Vindolanda in the central sector of this region. The Roman frontier in Britain is one of the most […]
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 […]
The current Covid-19 pandemic provides a dramatic example of the numerous, and mostly negative, health and social outcomes of epidemics. Research on past epidemics provides a temporal depth to our understanding of our current experience, gives context and illuminates the consequences of epidemics in general. This temporal depth is crucial for predicting how epidemics might […]
Pick up any book on early Greek history or archaeology, and you will read about Bronze Age people called Minoans and Mycenaeans. Who were the Minoans, and who were the Mycenaeans? It’s become increasingly clear that these questions aren’t as easy to answer as we might think. These classifications aren’t simply empirical ‘facts’ about the […]
Matson Lecture To register for this online lecture please follow the directions on the Society’s website. The link will be provided 2 weeks before the lecture.