Tess Davis, Executive Director of The Antiquities Coalition, will present AIA Archaeology Hourlectures on Tuesday, November 15 at 7 pm PT (register) and Wednesday, November 16 at 7 pm ET (register) with her talk Blood Antiquities: Tomb Raiders, Art Smugglers, and the Black Market in Cultural Treasures. Tess will talk about cultural heritage sites under threat and who’s driving the destruction–from drug cartels to terrorists lusting after priceless art and antiquities. She’ll also discuss how governments, law enforcement, and regular citizens are combating this cultural racketeering crisis.
Can’t make the talks on November 15 or 16? Don’t worry! A recording will be made available on our AIA YouTube Channel. Tess will also be back for an Archaeology Abridged talk on The Wild, Wild East: Combating the Black Market in Ancient Asian Art on Thursday, November 17 at 2 pm ET (register) where she’ll talk about tomb raiders and art smugglers that are actively targeting the rich cultural heritage of Asia and selling it on the American art market.
The 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb is a good time for a revaluation of the boy-king. This lecture surveys recent research on Tutankhamun and presents a picture of him, not as a fragile pharaoh who walked on the side of his foot, but rather as possibly a teenaged warrior. This slide lecture also discusses the claim that Carter stole objects from the tomb. Using previously unpublished letters, we suggest that more objects were taken than was previously believed.
Lecture will take place online on Saturday, November 19 at 2:00 pm ET
Registration required: https://www.arce.org/event/public-lecture-tutankhamun-and-tomb-changed-world?emci=7bdbb353-e756-ed11-819c-002248258d2f&emdi=b1a5307e-ed59-ed11-819c-002248258d2f&ceid=1700732
Come to the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology’s Open Collection Hours on Friday, November 11 from 4:00-6:00 pm EDT! Explore the Institute’s (hidden!) Collection of ancient ceramic vessels, lamps, figurines, lithics, sherds, and more. Viewing the Collection may also be possible by appointment. Please email [email protected] beforehand to arrange a visit.
The Joukowsky Institute presents “Student Fieldwork: Highlights, Information, and Advice — and Maybe a Few Cautionary Tales,” an informal conversation and Q&A on fieldwork with Archaeology concentrators, the DigDUG, and Professor Felipe Rojas.
This event will take place on Wednesday, November 6 at 6:00 pm EDT in Rhode Island Hall, Room 108, and all are welcome to join!
Please join us on October 22, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM to celebrate Community Archaeology Day! We will have Rhode Island Hall (60 George Street) and our excavations on Moses Brown campus open to the public. We hope to see you there!