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28.2.10

AIA Talks: Moche Woman Warrior: 8 March 2010

Dr. John Verano is the Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Tulane University, where he has been teaching since 1994. His talents are in demand: over the last ten years he has been a visiting professor or fellow at the Universidad Católica del Perú, Dumbarton Oaks, the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville, Spain, Yale University, and the Smithsonian. His research focuses on human skeletal biology, paleopathology, bioarchaeology, and forensic anthropology. His geographical focus is Andean South America, especially sites in Peru and Bolivia. He is an expert in mortuary practices and has extensive experience in the examination of skeletal and mummified remains. In particular, Dr. Verano explores trepanation and other ancient surgical practices. Dr. Veraano applies his skills with ancient remains in assisting local, state, and federal law enforcement officials, coroners, and medical examiners in assessing human skeletal remains.



"Royal Moche Mummy," Chan Auditorium, 7:30pm Monday March 8.

"Human Sacrifice in Ancient Peru?" Wilson Hall 168, 12:45pm March 9.

"Vampire of Venice" Unmasked: Plague Victim & Witch?

"Vampire of Venice" Unmasked: Plague Victim & Witch?

Shipwreck Discovery Yields Ancient Treasure

Pictures: Shipwreck Discovery Yields Ancient Treasure

Lasers lift dirt of ages from artworks

BBC News - Lasers lift dirt of ages from artworks

12.2.10

Exhibit: "Dora and the V-2" Opening 21 February

The University of Alabama in Huntsville will host an exhibit "Dora and the V-2:  Slave Labor in the Space Age."  The exhibit of art and artifacts explores the history of forced labor in the construction of the V–2 missiles at the Dora concentration camp and Mittelwerk underground factory near Nordhausen, Germany, during World War II.

The exhibit opening will be 3:00 pm February 21 at Chan Auditorium.

The exhibit will be in UAHuntsville’s Salmon Library from February 21 to March 12, 2010.  The exhibit is free to the public due to major funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation.  An accompanying website with sample images, background information, links, and a schedule of events is at dora.uah.edu.

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Whole Genome of Ancient Human Is Decoded for the First Time

Whole Genome of Ancient Human Is Decoded for the First Time - NYTimes.com

Stonehenge "Hedge" Found, Shielded Secret Rituals?

Stonehenge "Hedge" Found, Shielded Secret Rituals?

6.2.10

AIA Talks: "Korea & Silk Road" 2-11-2010

7:30pm in Chan Auditorium

We begin our spring series of archaeology events with two fascinating lectures on East Asia. In her research Dr. Sarah Nelson of the University of Denver investigates archaeo-astronomy, origins of agriculture, bronze technology, and gender issues. She is the editor or author of numerous books including Shamanism and the Origin of States, Ancient Queens, In Pursuit of Gender, Ancestors for the Pigs, The Archaeology of Northeast China, Spirit Bird Journey, Korean Social Archaeology, and others.

A big thank you to the Humanities Center and the Global Studies program for their sponsorship of this event.

Dr. Sarah Nelson, University of Denver
Thursday, Feb. 11
12:45: Flutes, Wine, and Astronomy: Shamans in Early East Asia? (Wilson 168)
7:30: Korea and the Silk Road (Chan)

If you'd like to come to the day talk, it will also be your chance to see the new and improved home of Art and Art History in Wilson Hall. We have a wonderful exhibition up now celebrating the life and work of our colleague Mark Marchlinski who passed away last year.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me at JoyceL@uah.edu or call 824-6114.

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