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December 2019

A Tale of Two Crocodiles: Object Lessons from the Fayyum

December 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ARCE Egyptology Lectures Room 20 Barrows Hall
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States

The American Research Center in Egypt, Northern California Chapter, and the Near Eastern Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley, invite you to attend a lecture by Dr. Emily Cole, University of California, Berkeley A Tale of Two Crocodiles: Object Lessons from the Fayyum Sunday, December 08, 2019, 3 pm Room 126 Barrows Hall UC Berkeley Campus (Near the intersection of Bancroft Way and Barrow Lane) Come shop at our Annual Holiday Souk, before and after the lecture. NOTE THE ROOM…

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Memories of the Kings and Queens of Kush: Archaeology and Heritage at El Kurru, Sudan

December 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63112 United States

Dr. Geoff Emberling from the Kelsey Museum at the University of Michigan will present the results of his fieldwork in Sudan.

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Timely Remedies: The Ancient Medicine of Otzi the Iceman

December 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Shouvlin Center, Room 105, Wittenberg University
737 N. Fountain Avenue
Springfield, OH 45504 United States

Coffee reception at 6:45 PM Optional cash wine bar at 5:30 PM and dinner at 6:00 PM, for reservations contact Mark Holder at info@springfieldarchaeology.org (or text him at 937-232-1613, or call Tracy Gregory-Brown at 937-390-2354)

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Basketry from the Ozette Village Archaeological Site By Dale R. Croes

December 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mountaineers Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115 United States

Over three centuries ago a large mudslide covered a section of the Makah village of Ozette. In a waterlogged condition, thousands of wood and fiber artifacts were preserved. Working in equal partnership with the Makah Indian Nation, Washington State University (WSU) archaeologists excavated a section of this site; I was the WSU graduate student who undertook the study of hundreds of ancient basketry items. To make sure I understood the Ozette baskets the tribe had me work directly with Makah…

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January 2020

ArchaeoCon 2020

January 4, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
901 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001 United States

Join the Archaeological Institute of America on January 4, 2020, for ArchaeoCon 2020. ArchaeoCon will be a day of archaeology-themed experiences for individuals of all ages. This event is open to the public and will include archaeological programs, activities, demonstrations, panel presentations by experts, and more. This exciting and educational event is also an opportunity to learn more about the AIA. The event will take place at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC in conjunction with our 2020 Annual Meeting, but…

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3rd North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy

January 5, 2020 - January 7, 2020
Washington DC United States
Washington, DC United States

The 3rd North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy “Inscriptions and the Epigraphic Habit” January 5-7, 2020 Washington DC   Call for papers: The third North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy will be held January 5-7, 2020, in Washington, D.C., under the aegis of the American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (ASGLE), and with support from Georgetown University. The congress will be held immediately following the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the…

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Inscriptions and the Epigraphic Habit (NACGLE 2020)

January 5, 2020 - January 7, 2020
Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20057 United States

NACGLE 2020 The 3rd North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy “Inscriptions and the Epigraphic Habit” January 5-7, 2020 Washington DC Call for papers: The third North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy will be held January 5-7, 2020, in Washington, D.C., under the aegis of the American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (ASGLE), and with support from Georgetown University. The congress will be held immediately following the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and…

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Gilgamesh – A Hero for the Ages

January 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005 United States

Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Marvel Comics all owe a debt to Gilgamesh, a hero in Mesopotamian mythology and the protagonist of the world’s first epic story. Gilgamesh was a historic king of the Sumerian city-state of Uruk and probably ruled sometime between 2800 and 2500 BCE. His story has been immortalized as one of the seminal stories in world literature, depicting the struggle to become fully human through a journey of self-discovery. Archaeological work in the Fertile…

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The “A” Games – Ancient Games from Around the World

January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Memorial City Mall
303 Memorial City Way
Houston, TX 77024 United States

Experience 4,000 years of games in a day! Test your strategy and skill! Play games from around the world and through time, including a game featured in the first Harry Potter movie. Included is a giant floor-sized Royal Game of Ur, where you are the playing piece. Engage in battle to see whose tactics will win this ancient game. Then … take the game home with you! You can purchase replicas of many of the ancient games featured at the…

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Early Human Dispersal into North America During the Last Interglacial, 130.000 years ago: How Could They Get Here That Early?

January 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Concordia University
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612 United States

The Cerruti Mastodon Site, circa 130,000, in San Diego County, documents an early movement of humans into North America. Rapid climate warming and attendant floral and faunal changes during the last interglacial resulted in mega-fauna moving far north of their previous ranges. This includes the spread of mastodons and sloths from the USA to north to the Yukon and Alaska. It seams reasonable that humans would have also increased their range far to the north in Asia in a similar…

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