Events

Daily Lives in an Age of Empires: Local Economic Life during the Late Bronze Age (1600-1200 BCE, Turkey)

New York

The Late Bronze Age (1600-1200 BCE) in the Eastern Mediterranean stands out in the history of the ancient world as a time of political and economic consolidation, with multiple great powers – Mycenae, Babylonia, Egypt, the Hittites – exerting their military power in the region and engaging in an unprecedented degree of international trade and […]

Careers in Archaeology: Networking Event and Social Hour

New York

Join members and guests of the Archaeological Institute of America’s Iowa Society for a virtual conversation via Zoom about how to land a job in or related to archaeology. We will discuss different specializations as well as the types of preparation each typically requires. Hop around to different breakout rooms to meet with specialists and […]

Continuity and change in Etruscan religion under Roman hegemony

New York

Dr. Kevin Dicus (University of Oregon) Roman imperial ambitions began with the occupation of Italy. The Etruscans, once the dominant civilization, experienced great cultural and political upheavals. Foreign traditions, goods, and belief systems entered their territories, challenging and changing their ways of being. Scholars have referred to the process as “Romanization”: conquered peoples adopt Roman […]

“How Humans Negotiated Environments in the Past”

New York

It's a new year and a great new slate of lectures! This winter, our lectures will be online using Microsoft Teams. We're very excited to present Dr. Michelle Cameron, from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. Her lecture, "How Humans Negotiated Environments in the Past," will take place on Sunday, February 6th […]

Archaeology Abridged with Dr. Kate Liszka “Operation Amethyst: How Egyptian Kings and Queens got their Bling 4,000 years ago”

New York

Some of the most stunning jewelry from Ancient Egypt is made of amethyst.  Its craftsmanship, opulence, and design epitomize quality in the ancient world.  Yet the skill in making this jewelry started long before the cutting and buffing of the raw stone.  Procuring amethyst in the Eastern Desert is fraught with many more perils and […]

Female Benefactors in the Roman Empire (Dr. Rachel Meyers)

New York

The Iowa Society of the Archaeological Institute of America presents: "Female Benefactors in the Roman Empire" by Dr. Rachel Meyers (Iowa State University) Evidence for the Roman practice of public generosity comes from ancient texts, inscriptions, and archaeological remains. This philanthropic activity, including endowments, bequests, construction projects, and entertainment, was a common way for the […]

Beyond the Gospels: Creating a Visual Identity for the Virgin Mary in Late Antique Egypt

New York

Dr. Sabrina Higgins (Simon Fraser University, B.C.) The Virgin Mary is an enigmatic Biblical figure, one who rises from relative unimportance in the canonical gospels to become one of the most prominent figures in Christianity. The theological discourse that culminated with the declaration of Mary as Theotokos (‘God bearer’) at the Council of Ephesus in […]

Archaeology and Ale with Dr. James Osborne

New York

Fieldwork and COVID at Turkey's 'Newest' Iron Age Capital: Results from Türkmen-Karahöyük (Dr. James Osborne, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago) In 2019, researchers with the Türkmen-Karahöyük Intensive Survey Project (TISP) identified the site to be one of the very largest Bronze and Iron Age cities in ancient Turkey, despite the fact that it had never […]

21st Annual Frison Institute Lecture: “Human Sacrifice in Ancient Peru: New Discoveries and New Questions.”

New York

Presented by Dr. John W. Verano September’s WAAM celebration will include the 21st Annual George C. Frison Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology and WAAM sponsored lecture by Dr. John W. Verano, professor of Anthropology at Tulane University titled “Human Sacrifice in Ancient Peru: New Discoveries and New Questions.” Professor Verano is a biological anthropologist, who […]