Events

The Archaeology of Violence: Rationalizing Atrocities in Classical Greece

Pattee Auditorium, Monmouth College 700 E Broadway, Monmouth, IL

Lecture by Jennifer Martinez, Visiting Lecturer, Monmouth College This investigation of ancient wartime atrocities committed against noncombatants, especially women, and ancient attempts at rationalizing such behavior, focuses on the wars of the Classical period and privileges historical authors (Herodotus, Thucydides, Diodorus) and archaeological evidence (sculpture, Greek vases). What is an ancient atrocity? How is ancient […]

Staging Ritual in the Lower Mississippi Valley: Exploration into Early Platform Mounds

Pattee Auditorium, Center for Science and Business, Monmouth College 700 E. Broadway, Monmouth, IL

Lectur by Meg Kassabaum, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Weingarten Assistant Curator for North America, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropoloy, University of Pennsylvania. For more than 5,000 years, Native people have marked the landscape of what is now the United States with earthen monuments. This history is explored in a new exhibit at the Penn […]

The Great Museum of the Sea

Ferris Lounge, Seymour Hall, Knox College Galesburg, IL

“The Great Museum of the Sea” James P. Delgado, SEARCH, Inc.  (james.delgado@searchinc.com; https://jamesdelgado.com/) 7:30 P.M. Ferris Lounge, Seymour Hall, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois The oceans, lakes and rivers of the world are the greatest museum of humanity’s interaction with the sea – as well as our global expansion and a record of our interactions with […]

Rubbish! Trash Disposal and Urban Dynamics in a Late Roman Town

Pattee Auditorium, Center for Science and Business, Monmouth College 700 E. Broadway, Monmouth, IL

Lecture by Melissa Morison, Associate Professor of Classics, Grand Valley State University It has been said that trash disposal “takes place at the intersection of public life and private life.”  What we decide to recycle, what we decide to throw away, and where we decide to put the trash –these choices say a great deal […]

Rubbish! Trash Disposal and Urban Dynamics in a Late Roman Town

Pattee Auditorium, Center for Science and Business, Monmouth College 700 E. Broadway, Monmouth, IL

“Rubbish!  Trash Disposal and Urban Dynamics in a Late Roman Town” Melissa Morison, Associate Professor of Classics, Grand Valley State University (morisonm@gvsu.edu) 7:30 P.M.,  Pattee Auditorium, Center for Science and Business, Monmouth College, Monmouth,                 Illinois It has been said that trash disposal “takes place at the intersection of public life and private life.”  […]

Monmouth College Archaeology Research Laboratory: Annual Report

Pattee Auditorium, Center for Science and Business, Monmouth College 700 E. Broadway, Monmouth, IL

Lecture by Jennifer Martinez, Visiting Lecturer, Monmouth College In 2010, Monmouth College received an anonymous donation of thousands of prehistoric Native American artifacts, including spear points, pottery sherds, axe heads, and arrow heads. The collection represents human activity in Western Illinois for the last 12,000 years. The Monmouth College Archaeology Research Laboratory now houses this […]

Monmouth College Archaeology Research Laboratory: Annual Report

Pattee Auditorium, Center for Science and Business, Monmouth College 700 E. Broadway, Monmouth, IL

“Monmouth College Archaeology Research Laboratory: Annual Report” Jennifer Martinez, Visiting Lecturer, Monmouth College (jmartinezmorales@monmouthcollege.edu) 7:30 P.M.,  Pattee Auditorium, Center for Science and Business, Monmouth College, Monmouth,                 Illinois In 2010, Monmouth College received an anonymous donation of thousands of prehistoric Native American artifacts, including spear points, pottery sherds, axe heads, and arrow heads. The […]