IAD Blog

November 8, 2019

Vancouver Celebrates IAD at the University of British Columbia

by AIA

Prof. Hector Willams discusses his work at Mytiline and Stymphalos. Photo courtesy of the AIA-Vancouver Society.

On International Archaeology Day, the AIA-Vancouver Society sponsored an event held in the Laboratory of Archaeology (LOA) at University of British Columbia‚Äôs Museum of Anthropology. Over 40 attendees were treated to talks from Department of Classical, Near Eastern, Religious Studies (CNERS) faculty members Hector Williams, who discussed his work in Greece at Mytilene and Stymphalos; Caroline Arbuckle who discussed ancient Egyptian pigments (including a hands-on demo!); and Kevin Fisher who talked about some of his work in digital archaeology in Guatemala and Cyprus. Steve Daniel from the Department of Anthropology also talked about his geophysical survey work both here and in Sicily. With the help of CNERS grad students Amber Leenders, Brianne Lynn, Allison Marlyn, and Anna Reynolds, attendees then got up close and personal with artifacts from the Department’s collections and LOA’s Blackmore Collection. The event was sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, Vancouver Society.

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