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. Contact Laura Childs at Laura.Childs@us.af.mil or 210-977-6100 (work) or lacaug@cs.com or 210-494-3820 (home) to make reservations. 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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Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014

7:30pm
Chapman Auditorium, Trinity University

Dr. John Pohl, University of California, Los Angeles

Across Seas: Cultural Interchange and Social Transformation between Mesoamerica and the American Southwest

Dr. John Pohl, UCLA, will present a lecture on the interchange of cultures from the American Southwest and Meso-America. The presentation is lavishly illustrated with images from Pre-Columbian, Colonial and contemporary craft production to discuss a millennium of interchange …

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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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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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