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Cultures of Wheat

Food Systems, Imperialism and Bread in French Colonial Morocco Abstract To Follow - please see the website ( for updated information

Cultural Resources at the NC Office of State Archaeology

HIghsmith Union, UNC Asheville One Carmichael Heights UNCA, Asheville, NC, United States

As Assistant State Archaeologist for the western region, Dr. Dylan Clark will discuss what the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology does and how it contributes to identifying, studying, protecting, and sharing information about 12,000+ years of NC history. In this presentation he will explore the role of the OSA in all things NC archaeology--from […]

Prehistoric Cave Art of Spain & France

Investigate southwestern Europe’s most extraordinary prehistoric caves, including Lascaux IV, a new, exact reproduction of one of the most remarkable prehistoric sites ever discovered; Altamira II, a precise replica of the original that is often called the “Sistine Chapel of Prehistoric Art;” Atapuerca, the most significant early human site in western Europe; Las Monedas Cave […]

Muchos Méxicos: Virtual Exhibition Preview and Conversation | Recorrido virtual de la exhibición y conversación

Speakers Davíd Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, Harvard University Maria Luisa Parra-Velasco, Senior Preceptor in Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University Octavio Murillo, Director of Archives, Instituto Nacional de los Pueblos Indígenas (National Institute of Indigenous Peoples), Mexico Onsite Guide for Virtual Visit: Andrew Majewski, Museum Education Specialist, Peabody […]

Landscapes of Conflict

Fortification and Institutionalized Inequality in Mensabak, Chiapas, Mexico In this talk, Christopher Hernandez of Loyola University's Department of Anthropology argues that the ancient inhabitants of the Mensabak region of Chiapas, Mexico, incorporated various aspects of their environment to create layer upon layer of defense that in turn promoted social inequality. Within a heavily guarded settlement, […]

Finding the elusive household in the Bronze Age Aegean

The household has been a topic of considerable anthropological interest since membership in a residential unit is often held as one of the prerequisites for belonging to the wider political, religious and cultural groupings. The paper focuses on the settlement of Ayia Irini on the island of Kea (Aegean, Greece) and puts the spotlight on […]

“Man Does not live by bread alone” (Deut 8:3): Daily Life in Biblical Times

Dr. Oded Borowski Emory University For a very long time, archaeologists were busily investigating major biblical sites trying to recover remains related to figures mentioned in biblical stories. Related to this, they were also establishing chronologies through the study of pottery. More recently, attention was diverted to the study of daily life of the average […]