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October 2020

VIRTUAL - Sites of Refuge and Resilience: Anishinaabe Logging Settlements

October 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Eric Drake, PhD, Heritage Program Manager of the Hiawatha National Forest, will present his talk: Working to Stay Together in “Forsaken Out of the Way Places:” Investigating Anishinaabe Logging Settlements as Sites of Social Refuge and Resilience. In his presentation Drake will discuss stories of some of Michigan’s oldest Native American tribes. Learn about Anishinaabe labor in the logging industries of the central Upper Peninsula and the history of the Nahma Indian community in Delta County, through Eric Drake’s archaeological…

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VIRTUAL - Sacrificed? Subsidiary Burials from Royal Funerary Monuments at Abydos, Egypt

October 22, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
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VIRTUAL - The Central Missouri Society of the Archaeological Institute of America presents a lecture by Dr. Emma Buckingham entitled “Heads of State: Deviant Burial and Ancestrality in Archaic Sicily”

October 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Prof. Emma Buckingham is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Mizzou. Her focus is on the Early Iron Age and Archaic periods, primarily the Greek diaspora in South Italy and Sicily. Affiliated interests include the archaeology of identity, network theory, culture contact in the western Mediterranean, and theoretical perspectives on Greek and local Sicilian foundations. She is also interested in the development of Greek civic buildings, especially in the Archaic period.

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VIRTUAL - Diving with a Purpose: A Fifteen-Year Odyssey

October 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Diving with a Purpose is an organization dedicated to the documentation and protection of African slave-trade shipwrecks and the maritime history and culture of African Americans. Jay Haigler and Albert José Jones will share a documentary on the organization’s work and recent discoveries. They will discuss the importance of submerged heritage resources in advancing the fields of maritime archaeology and ocean conservation and the need for a better understanding of the transatlantic slave trade and its global, cultural, and social-economic…

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VIRTUAL - Revealing the Practice of Tattooing in Ancient Egypt

October 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Dr. Anne Austin with the University of Missouri will present this online lecture. Dr. Austin's research combines the fields of osteology and Egyptology in order to document medicine and disease in the past. Specifically, she uses data from ancient Egyptian human remains and daily life texts to reconstruct ancient Egyptian health care networks and identify the diseases and illnesses people experienced in the past. While working in Egypt, Anne discovered the only known ancient Egyptian tattoos on a mummy with…

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VIRTUAL - Archaeology & Ale: Shifting Perceptions on Tattooing in Ancient Egypt (Dr. Anne Austin, University of Missouri-St. Louis)

October 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

The practice of tattooing in ancient Egypt is rarely attested. Egyptologists have identified tattoos on only a handful of mummies spanning Pharaonic Egypt’s more than 3,000-year history. Textual evidence is virtually silent on the practice and art historical evidence is often ambiguous. Nonetheless, much of the scholarship on Egyptian tattooing over the past century has asserted tattooing was a practice limited to servants and sex workers. In this talk, Dr. Austin will review how these early biased interpretations of tattooing…

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VIRTUAL - Can You Dig It?

October 23, 2020

Celebrating international archaeology day with elementary school students from a Title I public school in the area.

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VIRTUAL - Journey of an Artifact – Presidio of San Francisco

October 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

This event will present a video that follows the Presidio archaeologists as they demonstrate the process of archaeology from excavation to curation, giving viewers an inside look into the journey of an artifact. The audience will learn the importance of each step in the archaeological process and how we can interpret and piece together the artifacts to provide a story of the past. At the end of the presentation, Presidio archaeologists will hold a Q&A to answer any remaining questions.

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VIRTUAL - Textile Art Family Workshop: Color Your Own Textiles and Learn About the Ancient Maya [ENGLISH]

October 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for an International Archaeology Day activity as we explore the history and art of Maya textiles! During this 1-hour workshop, participants will learn about textiles in Maya art, from examples depicted on ancient stone monuments and ceramic pots. Then you will be invited to choose and color a unique textile design from templates provided by workshop leaders to create your personal, colorful version of an ancient pattern. Participants can print templates at home to color during the workshop,…

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VIRTUAL - Garbology Activity – Presidio of San Francisco

October 24, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This activity will guide participants in a study of their own environment and lives as a chance to practice archaeology. Participants will choose several items that they intend to throw in the garbage. They will study this future garbage as “artifacts”. By practicing garbology, participants will learn how to sort material types, deduce what will make it into the historical record, and ask themselves what future archaeologists will infer about their lives. Each attendee will be emailed an archaeological field…

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