The Roman Spectacle

A Roman gladiatorial spectacle of magnificent proportions

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International Archaeology Day

Providing the chance to indulge your inner Indiana Jones

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The Greek Kiln

Educating members, local schools, and local artists in the techniques, making, and firing of Greek style pottery

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The Roman Spectacle

A Roman gladiatorial spectacle of magnificent proportions

Learn More

The Greek Kiln

Educating members, local schools, and local artists in the techniques, making, and firing of Greek style pottery

Learn More

Lecture Program

During the academic year, our society offers and co-sponsors a rich program of archaeological lectures. All lectures are free and open to the public. Below you can see the upcoming lectures for this semester. Please visit our Lecture Archive (under Lectures) for past lectures.

February 2, 2017 · Haury 216
Andrea M. Berlin, James R. Wiseman Chair in Classical Archaeology, Professor, Boston University

The Kyrenia ship, so named when it was discovered in 1964 largely intact one mile north of the northern Cypriot town of Kyrenia, is the best preserved small Greek merchant ship ever found. Its cargo included 400 amphoras, most from Rhodes along with some from Knidos, Samos, Paros, and Cyprus, 45 sizeable unused millstones, iron ingots, nearly 10,000 almonds, a consignment of oak planks and logs – and 109 whole and fragmentary vessels that comprised the goods of the... Read More

February 28, 2017 · Haury 216
Nick Card, University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, AIA Samuel H. Kress Foundation Lecturer

Off the northernmost tip of Scotland lie the Orkney Islands, where it is said that if you scratch the surface they bleed archaeology. This is nowhere truer than in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site that is renowned for some of the most iconic prehistoric monuments of Atlantic Europe: the great stone circles of the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness; Maeshowe, the finest chambered tomb in northern Europe; and the exceptionally well... Read More

April 27, 2017 · Haury 216
Eric H. Cline, Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and History, The George Washington University

For more than three hundred years during the Late Bronze Age, from about 1500 BC to 1200 BC, the Mediterranean region played host to a complex international world in which Egyptians, Mycenaeans, Minoans, Hittites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Cypriots, and Canaanites all interacted, creating a cosmopolitan and globalized world-system such as has only rarely been seen before the current day. It may have been this very internationalism that contributed to the apocalyptic... Read More

April 28, 2017 · Haury 216
Diane Harris Cline, Associate Professor of History and Classics; Director of the GW Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration Initiative, Office of the Dean of Libraries and Academic Innovation, The George Washington University

Social networks are an important factor for fostering creativity and innovation, back in ancient Greece and today. Such networks allow people to efficiently find the resources and partners they need and help new ideas catch on and spread. The ancient Greeks were remarkably innovative -- what was their secret? What can we learn from them to make our own communities more creative? Social networks are an important part of our lives. We all live in nested networks -- our... Read More

Lecture Archive

The Tucson AIA Society has kept an active annual program since the early days of its foundation. In this part of the website, our goal is to provide an updated archive of past lecture series. If, by any chance, you have a copy of an announcement prior to 1998, please contact us (hasakie@email.arizona.edu) so that we can update our archive.

Academic Year 1998-1999 - Fall Lecture Series - Spring Lecture Series
Academic Year 1999-2000 - Fall Lecture Series - Spring Lecture Series
Academic Year 2000-2001 - Fall Lecture Series - Spring Lecture Series
Academic Year 2001-2002 - Fall Lecture Series - Spring Lecture Series
Academic Year 2002-2003 - Fall Lecture Series - Spring Lecture Series
Academic Year 2003-2004 - Fall Lecture Series - Spring Lecture Series
Academic Year 2004-2005 - Fall Lecture Series - Spring Lecture Series
Academic Year 2005-2006 - Fall Lecture Series - Spring Lecture Series
Academic Year 2006-2007 - Fall Lecture Series - Spring Lecture Series
Academic Year 2007-2008 - Fall Lecture Series - Spring Lecture Series
Academic Year 2008-2009 - Fall Lecture Series - Spring Lecture Series
Academic Year 2009-2010 - Fall Lecture Series - Spring Lecture Series
Academic Year 2010-2011 - Fall Lecture Series - Spring Lecture Series
Academic Year 2011-2012 - Fall Lecture Series - Spring Lecture Series
Academic Year 2012-2013 - Fall Lecture Series - Spring Lecture Series
Academic Year 2013-2014 - Fall Lecture Series - Spring Lecture Series
Academic Year 2014-2015 - Fall Lecture Series - Spring Lecture Series
Academic Year 2015-2016 - Fall Lecture Series - Spring Lecture Series