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9.11.14

AIA Talk! Thera: Pompeii of Aegean Bronze Age 10 November 2014



Dr. Louise Hitchcock received her PhD from UCLA where she specialized in Bronze Age art and critical theory. Since 2004 she has been teaching at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Dr. Hitchcock’s excavation experience is extensive, having worked in Crete, mainland Greece, Israel, Egypt, and Syria.

Sometimes referred to as the mythical Atlantis, Thera (modern day Santorini) was buried by a volcanic eruption over 1600 years before Pompeii. Dr. Hitchcock's evening talk presents an introduction and overview of the dating, architecture, art and culture of this key site for understanding urbanism in the Bronze Age Aegean.

Just as the economic, political and military systems of the Minoan society have been controversial, the functions of the Minoan “palaces,” dubbed the first labyrinths, have also been debated. Dr .Hitchcock’s day talk will provide an introduction to their unique elements such as lustral basins, horns of consecration, and pillar crypts. Along the way, we will see how new discoveries, artifact distribution, analysis of circulation patterns, and anthropology can shed new light on understanding these enigmatic and sometimes mysterious buildings.

What: Thera: Pompeii of the Aegean Bronze Age
When: 7:30 pm 10 November 2014
Where: Chan Auditorium, UAH Campus

What: Understanding the Minoan Palaces
When: 12:45 pm 11 November
Where: Wilson Hall 168, UAH Campus

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9.10.14

AIA Talk! Were the Hobbits Human? 13 October 2014

Dr. William Jungers, Chair of the Department of Anatomical Sciences at SUNY Stony Brook, is currently associate editor of the Journal of Human Evolution. Throughout his career he has had access to some of the premier collections of specimens in the Yale Peabody Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, the British Museum of Natural History, as well as collections in Madagascar, Austria, Germany, Denmark, France, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Indonesia, and Ethiopia. Dr. Jungers is an expert on the hotly debated topic of the place of Homo floresiensis in human evolution.



Were the Hobbits Human?
When:  7:30 pm, 13 October 2014
Where:  Shelby Center Rm. 107, UAH Campus

What Makes Us Human?
When:  2:30 PM 13 October 2014
Where:  Wilson Hall 168, UAH Campus


Did the Vikings Get a Bum Rap?

Did the Vikings Get a Bum Rap?

In Photos: The World's Oldest Cave Art

In Photos: The World's Oldest Cave Art

Skeleton Couple Still Holding Hands After 700 Years : Discovery News

Skeleton Couple Still Holding Hands After 700 Years : Discovery News

Ancient Rome's Terrorizing Toilets

Ancient Rome's Terrorizing Toilets | DiscoverMagazine.com

7.9.14

AIA Talk! Dog and Animal Domestication 15 September 2014

Monday, September 15, 7:30 pm
Chan Auditorium in the Business Admin. Bldg.
Dr. Greger Larson, Oxford University
“Asking when, where, and how dogs and animals were domesticated”

Tuesday, September 16, 12:45 pm
Wilson Hall Room 168
Dr. Greger Larson, Oxford University
“The difference between how and why: How the questions we ask bias the answers we get”

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