Lecture Program

Fall 2020 Event

November 15, 2020 at 3:00pm

The flyer on local archaeology that was distributed to members in early August will be the focus of an online conversation with several experts who will be available to answer your questions on November 15, 2020 at 3:00pm. Those of you who took advantage of the great weather to visit Aztalan, the various mound sites, shipwrecks and historical locations this summer and fall will be able to ask an archaeologist with expertise in one or more of these places any questions you might have about the sites and what we know about them. Our distinguished experts will include Dave Overstreet and Alice Kehoe, prehistory archaeologists; Kevin Cullen, an underwater archaeologist; Amy Rosebrough, an Effigy Mound expert; and Jocelyn Boor, an expert on local historic archaeology including Trimborn Farm. A link to the event will be sent to all members.

Local Archaeology Flyer
Free, Safe Visits to Milwaukee Area Archaeological Sites (PDF 1.7mb)

Sneak Preview of Spring Programs

We have an outstanding set of national and local lecturers lined up for the Spring program.

First up, on February 21, 2021, is Dr. Andrew J. Koh from MIT will be giving the Matson Lecture and will discuss the extraordinary career of Harriet Boyd Hawes, her excavations in Crete, and how research collections continue to shed light on trade and social complexity in the ancient Mediterranean world.

Our March 7, 2021 lecture will feature UWM’s own Joshua Driscoll who will present the results of his experimental archaeological research in which he examines the role that fermented beverages (beer, mead, and wine) played in feasts and rituals in Iron Age Europe.

The third lecture, the Russell Lecture, will be presented on April 11, 2021 by Dr. Darian Marie Totten from McGill University. Dr. Totten will demonstrate how multiple data sets from the Salapia Exploration Project combine to illuminate daily life in an Adriatic port city during the Roman and Late Antique periods. We also plan to hold another virtual Archaeologist Talk-Back panel on experimental archaeology about which more details will be forthcoming.

In the event that live lectures are not possible in the Spring, please know we are working with the AIA national office to secure an on-line platform that will accommodate our needs.