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.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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

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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