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Hawaiian Archaeology, pre-recorded presentation, with live Intro and Q & A

Thomas Martel III, B.A. Archaeologist, Project Supervisor Cultural Surveys Hawaii; NH SCRAP Volunteer; MHA Volunteer, Tom will share a video presentation on Hawaiian archaeology, with a brief comparison to NH (or Northern New England) archaeology, followed by a Q and A. Zoom link https://ccsnh.zoom.us/j/99411428607

Mapping a South Asian Sacred Journey: The Gosainkund Pilgrimage Painting at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Lecture by Dr. Neeraja Poddar, the Ira Grind and Stacey Spector Associate Curator  of South Asian Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Zoom Lecture, Registration Required.  Please visit www.aiatoronto.ca In the collection of Philadelphia Museum of Art is an exceptional Nepali painting that depicts pilgrims walking winding paths, fording fast-flowing rivers, and climbing steep […]

At the Feet of the Goddess: AIA Nashville Society Celebrates Wesley Paine

After more than 40 years as Director of the Nashville Parthenon, Wesley Paine is retiring! Please join us on Wednesday, May 5, at 6:00pm *Central* for a virtual celebration of Wesley's leadership of the Nashville Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). Some of her favorite speakers and collaborators have contributed pictures or videos […]

“Legacy Collections” or archaeological materials

Hannah Dutton, Teaching Lecturer at Plymouth State University "Legacy Collections" or archaeological materials collected in the past that do not meet modern "best practice" curation techniques have been underestimated by many different institutions. This presentation will discuss the merits of revisiting these collections to gain new understandings of archaeological sites. Two cases of legacy collection […]

Where the Watersheds Meet: Archaeology Survey in Southwestern New Hampshire Ellery Dowd, Benjamin Heaney, and Robert Goodby

More than 40 years ago, Dean Snow argued that Native Americans in New England interacted more within major river drainages than between them so that river drainages became “geographic containers” while the areas separating drainages were remote boundary lands. The campus of Franklin Pierce University straddles the divide between the Merrimack and Connecticut River drainages […]

Accumulating Identities in “Trash”: Examining Depositional Patterns within Ancestral Pueblo Villages

Dr. Samantha Fladd (University of Colorado Boulder, Museum of Natural History) While often overlooked as “trash,” the materials that accumulate in archaeological sites can signify intentional decisions demarcating relationships within a community and ties to architectural settings. In particular, the ways in which architectural spaces were prepared, altered, and decommissioned or closed through the placement […]

Indigenous knowledge, skills and practices in conserving Great Zimbabwe

Munyaradzi Elton Sagiya, Curator of Archaeology, National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe, PhD candidate, University of Zimbabwe​ World over, Zimbabwe is probably the only country named after an archaeological site – (i.e. Great Zimbabwe). Today, the most outstanding material remains are the stone structures, built without use of mortar or any binding material. This makes […]

Archaeology & Ale: Dog Breeds in Classical Antiquity

Lecturer: Michael Meckler (The Ohio State University) Evidence both literary and archaeological clearly shows that the peoples who lived along the Mediterranean at least two millennia ago had an intense familiarity with dogs and understood the concept of selective breeding, choosing specimens with specialized physical characteristics and skills that enabled certain dogs to excel at […]