Tracing the Origins of Maya Civilization
Yavneh-Yam Greeks and Jews in Maccabean Times: Adaptation, Assimilation, and Resistance
'Tail' of Two Cities
News & Events
Jan. 28, TUESDAY 5:30pm: Dr. Robert Groves, University of Arizona ,on Statues and Stories: Hermaphroditus in Art and Ovid
Feb. 11, TUESDAY 5:30pm: Dr. Irene Lemos, Oxford University, illuminating the Dark Ages in Greek Archaeology and HIstory
Mar. 11, TUESDAY 5:30pm: Dr. Michael Anderson, San Francisco State University, on Pompeii
April 3, THURSDAY 5:30pm: Dr. Anna Karapanagiotou, Greek Archaeological Service, The Image of Women in Greece during the Hellenistic and Roman Periods
October 15, 2013: AIA Tucson Society at Santa Catalina Senior Living Center, Tucson
AIA Society of Tucson sponsored a lecture at the Santa Catalina Senior Living Center for International Archaeology day. AIA Society of Tucson President Dr. Eleni Hasaki presented information about the society's exciting events and University of Arizona Graduate Student and AIA Tucson Society Board Member Vicki Moses (pictured above) presented a lecture on Etruscan archaeology to this enthusiastic and welcoming group of the Tucson community. The outreach lecture was followed by excellent questions!
October 17, 2013: AIA Tucson Society at Basis School, Tucson
The AIA Society of Tucson and Southern Arizona Board Member and University of Arizona Graduate Student Emilio Rodrigo-Alvarez visited the Tucson BASIS school to celebrate International Archaeology Day and explain the next generation of archaeologists the different cultures of the world! The talk covered the most important periods of the human past in Old and New World. The students were eager to know more about how archaeologists can learn from the objects they find in the excavations, and how those help them to understand the peoples that preceded us. We thank the Basis teacher and AIA Tucson Society member Billie Rolla for her kind invitation.
The AIA Tucson Society has regurarly organized award-winning outreach projects. Starting in 2004, the Society won the first AIA Local Society Incentive Grant to build a replica of a Greek kiln. In recent years, the Tucson Society won AIA outreach grants for the Roman Spectacle and the Roman Snacktackle! Please stay tuned for future outreach projects and feel free to join us!
In April 2011, in an grassy arena on the University of Arizona campus, the Tucson Society of the AIA—a good organization whose members love the people—presented our first ever Roman gladiatorial spectacle of magnificent proportions! Following a cross-campus pompa (procession) of participants led by our beloved emperor (Caesar Whatshisfaceus), some solemn ceremonial and imperial largesse for the hoi polloi, the games began! Featured were ferocious beasts! barbarian warriors! heartless criminals! and as culmination, the combat of four pairs of matched gladiators! Truly did all in attendance enjoy the spectacle of Roman power and justice. Praise the emperor!
The AIA Tucson Local Society was the first recipient of the Archaeological Institute of America's Local Society Incentive Grant. The Society is housed in the Department of History at the University of Arizona, with many of its members and officers working or studying on campus.
Funds were put towards the construction of a Greek kiln to educate and involve AIA members, local schools, and local artists in the techniques, making, and firing of Greek style pottery. Funding also supported a first firing. Studio and vocational artists were encouraged to participate and to share their expertise. The kiln has since been used as a fundraiser for subsequent firings. K-12 schools have the facility made available to them so that students can see and learn firsthand about this aspect of ancient cultures.
Ever noticed that sometimes the delectables laid out for consumption at AIA Tucson lectures and events are fancier than the average cookie or cracker? Well, they often are (even if you haven't noticed). Want proof? Have a look at the following pieces of tasty evidence, prepared by Rosalva Parada, a UA graduate in Honors History and Classics.