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ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA--NORTH ALABAMA SOCIETY

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25.9.10

AIA Talk: Fields of Fire: They died with Custer -- 29 September 2010


Dr. Melissa Connor is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Forensic Science Program at Nebraska Wesleyan where she teaches courses in the Fundamentals of Crime Scene Investigation as well as the Introduction to Forensic Science and Forensic Archaeology. She has published a textbook, Forensic Methods.  In 2009 she produced the entry for “Mass Grave Investigation” for the Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science, which follows up several publications on contemporary mass graves in Bosnia and Herzogovina, as well as historical sites such as that of the stunning defeat of the US Army at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, a campaign led by General George Armstrong Custer. A range fire at the battlefield in 1983 made possible a new set of investigations of the site that continued through 2005.  She co-authored a book on the research, called They Died with Custer.   She will share some fascinating revelations in her lecture.

7:30 PM, 29 September 2010
Chan Auditorium, UAHuntsville

22.9.10

Replicas of Christopher Columbus' Pinta and Nina arrive at Ditto Landing Thursday

Replicas of Christopher Columbus' Pinta and Nina arrive at Ditto Landing Thursday | al.com

The ships will be in Huntsville from Sept 24 - Oct 3.


Beginning Friday, the ships will be open to the public every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for students ages 5-16. Children ages 4 and under are admitted free.
Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member can call 1-787-672-2152 and leave a message. Groups are limited to 15 people and admission is $4 per person. Visit the group's website at www.thenina.com/.

King Herod's Palace Contained Luxury Theater Box

King Herod's Palace Contained Luxury Theater Box: Big Pic : Discovery News

Rehabilitating the Neanderthals -

Rehabilitating the Neanderthals - Accusations Uluzzian Man Took H. Sapiens Tools Prove False | Heritage Key

Neanderthals made tools

9.9.10

Archaeologists attack BP’s drilling plans

Archaeologists attack BP’s drilling plans | The Art Newspaper

Concern for Greek and Roman shipwrecks off Libya

Nature's Incredible Cover-Up: An Ancient Amazonian Civilization

Nature's Incredible Cover-Up: An Ancient Amazonian Civilization : Discovery News

Myrtis the 2,500 Year Old Athenian Girl Finds a New Home | Heritage Key

Myrtis the 2,500 Year Old Athenian Girl Finds a New Home | Heritage Key

World's 'oldest beer' found in shipwreck - CNN.com

World's 'oldest beer' found in shipwreck - CNN.com

New Titanic Pictures Mark 25th Anniversary of Discovery

New Titanic Pictures Mark 25th Anniversary of Discovery

Ancient brew masters tapped antibiotic secrets

Ancient brew masters tapped antibiotic secrets

Ancient Roads Lead to Discovery in the Egyptian Desert

Ancient Roads Lead to Discovery in the Egyptian Desert - NYTimes.com

Arrowhead hunters ready for 'world's biggest (illegal) Easter egg hunt' on federal lands

Arrowhead hunters ready for 'world's biggest (illegal) Easter egg hunt' on federal lands | al.com

Looted Treasures Return to Iraq

Looted Treasures Return to Iraq - NYTimes.com

1.9.10

AIA Talks: Women in Ancient Greek Art, September 8


Welcome!  The archaeology lecture series will have two  two talks by Dr. Anthony Mangieri on September 8. Using Greek vases, the inscriptions on them, and often colorful Greek literature, drama, and poetry, he explores what we can reconstruct about women's lives in the classical period. 

His day talk examines vases featuring such famous and infamous female figures as Helen, Klytaimnestra, Kassandra, Iphigeneia, and Danae. His evening lecture on virgin sacrifice is the focus of his current book-length study. 



September 8 (Wednesday)
Dr. Anthony Mangieri
Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta 
"Legendary Heroines and Greek Womanhood in Greek Vase Painting" 
2:20 PM, Wilson Hall 168

Dr. Anthony Mangieri 
Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta
"Virgin Sacrifice in Greek Art:  Women, Identity, and the Trojan War"
7:30 PM, Chan Auditorium

Our events are always free and open to the public, so please feel free to forward this information to anyone who might be interested.

These two lectures are co-sponsored by the UAH Women's Studies Program which welcomes Dr. Molly Johnson as its new Director.
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