Events

Our SWTAS 2014-2015 Lecture Series is free and open to the general public. Most lectures are hosted by Trinity University, but occasionally we meet at other venues, as listed in the program notes below. Refer to the Find Us! page for locations maps. All lectures last approximately one hour, with a reception afterwards. A pre-lecture dinner is available with the speaker at 5:45pm. The lecture series is made possible by the Archaeological Institute of America, the Southwest Texas Archaeological Society, and the Department of Classical Studies, Trinity University, and sometimes UTSA and San Antonio College.
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Saturday, October 11, 2014
8:00am – 12:30pm
Witte Museum

Witte Museum Archaeology Symposium: Currents in Texas

Join archaeology scholars, professionals and practitioners, with sponsorship from the Witte Mu-seum, Brackenridge Park Conservancy, and the City of San An-tonio Office of Historic Preservation, for a symposium on recent Texas fieldwork, featuring several sites adjacent to the San Antonio River. The morning will provide scholarly sessions exploring the Protohistoric/Historic Indian, Spanish Colonial, and Industrial-Historic time periods.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014
10:00am – 2:00pm
Mission San Jose

AIA International Archaeology Day!

This event is sponsored by the National Park Service, AIA-SWTAS, and 15 other historical organizations.  Spend a free, fun-filled day exploring what has been learned about various periods of history through archaeology.

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Monday, October 20, 2014
7:30pm
Chapman Auditorium, Trinity University

Dr. Alain Touwaide, Institute for the Preservation of Medial Traditions

The Archaeology of Health in the Ancient Mediterranean World

Medical archaeology usually deals with the dead and the identification of diseases, the consequences of stress on health, causalities and major traumas, or any other event that had an impact on ancient peoples’ life and well-being. Rarely does it take into consideration the factors that contributed to populations’ health, …

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Monday, December 8, 2014
3:30 – 4:45 pm
Huebner-Onion Homestead
6613 Bandera Rd.
Leon Valley, TX

Northwest Vista College Student Archaeology Poster Presentations Session 1

Professor Leah McCurdy invites all SWTAS members to attend her students’ poster presentations on their semester archaeology projects! The Northwest Vista College student presentations will be held at the Huebner-Onion Homestead in Leon Valley. All NVC student projects relate to the homestead and its archaeology. Please come out an support the students and their archaeological research! There will also be opportunities to tour the homestead during your visit! Flyer for Poster Sessions

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
5:00-6:15 pm
Huebner-Onion Homestead
6613 Bandera Rd.
Leon Valley, TX

Northwest Vista College Student Archaeology Poster Presentations Session 2

Professor Leah McCurdy invites all SWTAS members to attend her students’ poster presentations on their semester archaeology projects! The Northwest Vista College student presentations will be held at the Huebner-Onion Homestead in Leon Valley. All NVC student projects relate to the homestead and its archaeology. Please come out an support the students and their archaeological research! There will also be opportunities to tour the homestead during your visit! Flyer for Poster Sessions

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Monday, December 15, 2014
4:30 – 5:45 pm
UTSA Center for Archaeological Research
West Campus Rd (off Barshop Rd) on UTSA campus

UTSA Student Archaeology Poster Presentations Session

Professor Leah McCurdy invites all SWTAS members to attend her students’ poster presentations on their semester archaeology projects! TheUTSA student presentations will be held at the UTSA Center for Archaeological Research on campus. All UTSA student projects relate to the CAR collections and San Antonio archaeology. Please come out an support the students and their archaeological research! There will also be opportunities to tour CAR during your visit! Flyer for Poster Sessions

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

7:30pm
Chapman Auditorium, Trinity University

Dr. Andrea Berlin, Boston University
AIA Lecturer: Kershaw Lectureship in Near Eastern Archaeology

A Tale of Two Peoples: Phoenicians and Jews in the Land Beyond the River

In 2010 we concluded six excavations at Tel Kedesh, the largest mound in Israel’s Upper Galilee. Our work has brought to light an enormous, and heretofore unknown, commerical and administrative building, first constructed in the later sixth century BCE and used for the next 350 years. During this time …

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

7:30pm
Chapman Auditorium, Trinity University

Dr. Charles Brian Rose, University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
AIA Lecturer: William A. McDonald Lectureship in Aegean Prehistory

Recent Fieldwork at Gordion, Royal City of Midas

Located approximately 100 km southwest of Ankara, Gordion was continually inhabited for nearly 4000 years and is one of the most important archaeological sites in the Near East. Its heyday was in the first half of the first millennium BCE when it was the royal capital of the powerful Iron Age kingdom known as Phrygia …

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