Our SWTAS 2013-2014 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 or 210-977-6100 (work) or 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.


April 9, 2014

VENUE CHANGE: FIESTA ROOM of the Coates University Center, Trinity University #32 on this map

Dr. Heather McKillop, Louisiana State University

Underwater Maya: 3D Imaging and 3D Printing the Ancient Maya Past

Dr. Heather McKillop will present a lecture about the submerged site of Paynes Creek, Belize. Preserved below the seafloor in a shallow coastal lagoon are the only known remains of Classic Maya wooden buildings. The underwater sites were hidden from view until their 2004 discovery …

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May 12, 2014

7:30 pm
Room 309L
UT Health Science Center, San Antonio School of Medicine   |   parking map here
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229

Dr. Kristina Killgrove, University of Western Florida

Diet and Health in Imperial Rome: Isotopic and Elemental Analysis of Skeletal Remains

What did Romans eat, and how healthy were they? Recipe books, mosaics, and historical accounts demonstrate the variety of foods available to upper-class Romans. The diets of their slaves, foreigners, and the general poor, though, were rarely mentioned. …

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