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International Archaeology Day

Join us for International Archaeology Day at W&M on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021!  Every year, the Archaeological Institute of America sponsors a day to celebrate all things archaeology.  This year, our celebration of archaeology will include several events, all free and open to the public.  All events will take place on the campus of W&M (masks required for all indoor spaces).  We hope to see you there!

 

1-2:30pm : Lightning Talks by Anthropology PhD students (Washington 201)

Come hear graduate students in the Anthropology Dept discuss their research in 10-minute quick talks.

  • Caroline Watson: Space, place, and landscape: Using GIS tools to understand the formation of elite-ritual secondary centers in the ‘Opunohu Valley

  • Malachi Tripaldi: Secrets from the Well: rewriting history through skeletal chemistry

  • Caroline Donovan: Recent gendered publishing patterns in Oceania Archaeology

  • Annabelle Lewis: Change, continuity, and erasure: Burial and mortuary practices in the American South East, c.1800 – 1937

  • Allie Mead: Poverty and feminism: A study of Women in the South Welsh coalfields, 1947-1985

  • Carol Oordt: Shell tools from the Society Islands: An experimental and use-wear analysis Approach 

  • Emily Hull: Social identity and impacts on stone tool use

 

2:30-3pm: Book Display and Sale (Washington 201)

Come browse discounted books (some written by your professors!).  All proceeds to benefit the Williamsburg chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America.

 

3-4pm: Book Talk with Prof. Molly Swetnam-Burland (Washington 201)

Prof. Swetnam-Burland is an expert in Roman art history archaeology, with a special focus on Egyptian influences in Roman art, Latin inscriptions, and Roman frescoes and sculpture.  She is the author of Egypt in Italy, and her co-edited book, Women's Lives, Women's Voices: Roman Material Culture and Female Agency in the Bay of Naples will soon appear with UT Press.  Prof. Swetnam-Burland will be discussing her latest work on epigraphic evidence for the lives of women in the Bay of Naples.  

 

5-8pm: Film Screening, Discussion, and Quiz Night (Boswell 341)

Join the students of W&M's Classics Club for a humorous and lively movie night!  They'll be screening The Mummy (1999) with some commentary about why it's a really bad idea to loot ancient tombs.  A fun quiz (with prizes!) will follow.

 

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We hope to see you at these events!  

For questions, email Prof. Paga: jpaga@wm.edu.