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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 […]

Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine engraved gems in the eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea area

Frankfurt, Germany, ALBANY, METRO ATLANTA

An international e-conference on archaeological and archaeogemological approaches We are glad to inform you that an international video conference on engraved gems in the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea area will take place on May 13-14, 2021 on Zoom.us. An engraved gem, frequently referred to as an intaglio, is […]

Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine engraved gems in the eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea area An international e-conference on archaeological and archaeogemological approaches

Frankfurt, Germany, ALBANY, METRO ATLANTA

We are glad to inform you that an international video conference on engraved gems in the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea area will take place on May 13-14, 2021 on Zoom.us. An engraved gem, frequently referred to as an intaglio, is a small and usually semi-precious gemstone that has […]

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 […]

The Monsoon Sea: Glimpses of an Ancient Indian Ocean World

Humans first sailed regularly upon the Indian Ocean roughly 5,000 years ago. They continued to brave the waves over millennia through coastal skips and open sailing with the monsoon winds. By the early centuries of the Common Era, the ocean supported a host of human activity, including individuals from the eastern Mediterranean, Arabian Peninsula, and […]

Indigenous knowledge, skills and practices in conserving Great Zimbabwe

Abstract: 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 the use of mortar or any binding material. This makes Great Zimbabwe a unique expression of a built tradition in Africa and a challenging cultural […]

Virtual Symposium: Great Archaeological Discoveries

Nashville Parthenon 2500 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN

Join the Nashville Parthenon Virtual Summer Symposia series! This is the first of three Symposia; the other two will be July 21 and August 18. All three support new exhibition 'The Antikythera Mechanism' at the Nashville Parthenon through September 26. Dr. Tuck’s talk will focus on some of the most famous and exciting archaeological discoveries, […]

Workshop (Webinar) on Rocchicella di Mineo (ancient Palikè), Sicily, June 24-25, 2021

A workshop featuring contributions by a range of international scholars (Sicily, Spain, U.S., Canada) will be held remotely via the Zoom platform on Thursday, June 24, 2021 and Friday, June 25, 2021 from 9am - 1pm, EDT (3pm - 7pm in Sicily). The focus of the workshop is the historical interpretation of the archaeological site […]