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“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 […]

Minoan Crete & the Cycladic Isles

Step back in time to explore the island of Crete, center of the Minoan civilization during the Bronze Age, as well as the nearby Cycladic Islands of Santorini, Mykonos, and Delos. Marvel at the physical evidence of this first advanced civilization in Europe, which created palace complexes, stunning works of art, a unique writing system […]

Egyptology and Race

Rye Free Reading Room 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY

Egyptologists make decisions about how to define the discipline. They make decisions involving time, space, and values. These actions are perfectly normal in that there is a limit as to how much data one mind can absorb. One also has the opportunity to stand back and view these decisions in aggregate. This especially applies to […]

The Roman Villa Project: Archaeology, Paleobotany, and Sustainable Agriculture in Italy’s Sabine Hills

The Niagara Peninsula Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) Public Lecture Series is excited to welcome Mark Usher, University of Vermont, as our first lecturer of the season. Dr Usher will speak about, "The Roman Villa Project: Archaeology, Paleobotany, and Sustainable Agriculture in Italy’s Sabine Hills." See the poster below. The lecture will […]

Violence against the Enslaved in Ancient Rome

A number of publications have criticized the motif of the “happy slave” in antiquity. This presentation by John Gruber-Miller of Cornell College is meant to provide a corrective to that representation, and take a deeper look at the evidence for how the enslaved experienced “social death” (Patterson).  As Kamen (2010), Trimble (2016), and others have pointed […]

Whim Rules the Child: The Archaeology of Childhood in Scandinavian Scotland

WEBINAR (Worcester 1)

Please contact or for the Zoom link. Lecture to be followed by question and answers and virtual wine & cheese. Co-sponsored by the Human Arts Series, the History Program, and the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program, and the Office of the Provost of Assumption University.