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Society Sunday: Disability and Infanticide in Ancient Greece

Ring in the new year as the AIA Societies Committee presents a virtual presentation and Q&A with Debby Sneed. This presentation will also be available in American Sign Language. ASL interpretation will be provided by Trail Blazing Interpreters and we will also enable auto captioning on Zoom. Due to Zoom limitations on mobile devices and […]

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SASA Mini Reading Group: A Brief Introduction to Maya Hieroglyphic Writing

Previous participation and previous knowledge not required. Are you curious about how Maya hieroglyphs are read and what they say? Maya glyphs are one of the most visually interesting writing systems in the world, and are still being deciphered today. In this reading group, we will learn about the process of decipherment, how to read […]

Jungle Kingdoms of the Ancient Maya

This tropical adventure provides the best-paced itinerary available to thoroughly explore ancient Maya sites in the lush jungles of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. Maya art and architecture will “come alive” as you encounter enormous stelae (carved monoliths), painted frescoes, stucco friezes, carved lintels, and huge temple-pyramids that soar above the rainforest. Explore, in-depth, the sites […]

Redating the Iroquoian Histories through Archaeology

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

Chronologies fundamentally underpin all other aspects of archaeological thought. When our timeframes shift, so to does the historical interpretive framework or scaffolding upon which we build our explanations for how past events unfolded. In this talk, I will briefly summarize work completed to date by the Dating Iroquoia project. Our aim has been to construct […]

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SASA Mini Reading Group: Politics Past and Present: The (non)Differences

Previous participation and previous knowledge not required. Reading will focus around the Historians Herodotus, Thucydides, Polybius, and Tacitus, with appearances from Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, and Seneca. Sessions will be structured roughly chronologically (5th century. Roman Republic, The Pricipate), examining change and continuity in political theory and analysis, considering the parallels with our own times. Participants […]

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SASA Mini Reading Group: The Search for the Golden Fleece: Jason and the Argonauts

Previous participation and previous knowledge not required. In Greek mythology, the Golden Fleece is the fleece of the golden-woolled, winged ram, Chrysomallos, that rescued Phrixus and brought him to Colchis, where Phrixus then sacrificed it to Zeus. Phrixus gave the fleece to King Aeëtes who kept it in a sacred grove, whence Jason and the […]

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SASA Mini Reading Group: A Brief Introduction to Maya Hieroglyphic Writing

Previous participation and previous knowledge not required. Are you curious about how Maya hieroglyphs are read and what they say? Maya glyphs are one of the most visually interesting writing systems in the world, and are still being deciphered today. In this reading group, we will learn about the process of decipherment, how to read […]