Events

Making Memories: The Strange Case of the Mycenaean ‘Ossuary’ at Final Neolithic Ksagounaki, Mani, Greece

University of Louisville Center for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (CACHe) 1606 Rowan Street, Louisville, KY

Lecturer: Professor Michael Galaty (University of Michigan) In 2013, Diros Project members excavating at Final Neolithic Ksagounaki (occupied 4250-3800 BC), located outside the remarkable Neolithic cave site of Alepotrypa in Mani, Greece, revealed a circular monument that had been inserted into the existing settlement/mortuary complex, truncating several burials. To our surprise, the monument - an […]

Hominin dispersal pathways out of Africa: A view from the Red Sea basin

University of Louisville, Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium 2215 S. 3rd Street, Louisville, KY

Lecturer: Professor Amanuel Beyin (University of Louisville) Starting a little more than two million years ago, successive hominin lineages dispersed out of the ancestral homeland, Africa. While dispersing across different regions, hominins were exposed to new habitats and survival adversities. Those experiences helped our lineage to emerge as a resilient and adept species, which is […]

Life and Death along the Nile: Tales from the Tombs of Tombos – a talk by Dr. Michele Buzon

University of Louisville Center for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (CACHe) 1606 Rowan Street, Louisville, KY

Beginning around 1500BC, the New Kingdom Egyptian Empire expanded its reach into the territory of its southern neighbor, Nubia, in search of resources such as gold and cattle. Over the next few hundred years, interactions between the ancient Egyptians and Nubians would include violence encounters, trade and exchange, political relationships, and the establishment of interethnic […]

Epidemics and Syndemics – a webinar with Dr. Fabian Crespo

Kicking off our 2020-21 series of archaeology webinars with a very timely subject, Dr. Fabian Crespo will offer an anthropological perspective on medieval and modern disease outbreaks in a presentation titled "Epidemics and Syndemics: From Leprosy (Hansen's disease) in Medieval Europe to COVID-19 Pandemic." In this webinar, focused on leprosy in medieval Europe and COVID-19, […]

Intellectuals of African Descent and Egyptology

Don't miss our second archaeology webinar of 2021! Egyptologist Vanessa Davies (The Nile Valley Collective) will be talking about the contribution of scholars of African descent in the early 20th-century development of Egyptology in a talk titled "A 'Culture Distinctly African': Intellectuals of African Descent and Egyptology." Long before Egyptology was ever taught as a […]

Communicating with the Ancestors: Archaeology at Oxmoor Plantation, Louisville, Kentucky

University of Louisville Center for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (CACHe) 1606 Rowan Street, Louisville, KY

Come and learn what Kentucky Archaeological Survey archaeologists have been doing at Oxmoor Farm in Louisville, Kentucky for the last year and a half. Lori Stahlgren, Project Archaeologist with KAS, will be speaking about this ongoing project. In 2021, the Oxmoor Farm Foundation hired KAS to conduct a survey around extant buildings that once served […]