What to watch at SEAC — RLA Faculty and Student Presentations

November 14-17, 2018 • Times vary

Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Augusta, Georgia
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Celebrate UNC Research Week — RLA Open House and Lab Tour

Friday, November 9, 2018 • 12 – 2 pm (Lab tour begins at 1 pm)

UNC Campus, Alumni Building, First floor
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Life and Death at an Ancient Greek Colony: Human Skeletal Studies at Himera, Sicily by Dr. Laurie Retsema (University of Georgia)

Monday, November 5, 2018 • 3:45 pm

UNC Campus, Howell Hall, Room 115
Sponsored by the Research Laboratories of Archaeology and the Department of Anthropology
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Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month

Events throughout November

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‘Feed the Birds’ to ‘Do not Feed the Animals’: 10k Years of Human-Animal-Environment Relationships by Dr. Naomi Sykes (University of Exeter, UK)

Friday, October 26, 2018 • 11:15 am

UNC Campus, Alumni Hall, Room 308
Sponsored by the Research Laboratories of Archaeology
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From Bitter Seeds: The Hominy Foodway and Moundville’s Origins by Dr. Rachel Briggs

Monday, October 22, 2018 • 3:35 pm

UNC Campus, Alumni Hall, Room 308
Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series
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Exhibit Opening Reception

Friday, September 28, 2018 • 12:00 – 1:30 pm

UNC Campus, Alumni Building, First floor
Research Laboratories of Archaeology permanent exhibit
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The Research Laboratories of Archaeology (RLA) invites you to celebrate the opening of two new exhibits featuring RLA research projects. Learn about life at the 19th century Eagle Hotel on Franklin Street and the re-making of Catawba Indian identity following the American Revolution. Beverages and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

 

Recent Excavations in Azoria in Eastern Crete by Dr. Donald Haggis

Thursday, September 27, 2018 • 5:00 pm

UNC Campus, Murphey Hall, Room 104
Presented by the Archaeological Institute of America Triangle Society and UNC’s Department of Classics
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Ituskre [pots]: Catawba Pottery of Past and Present

Monday – Friday • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

UNC Campus, Alumni Building, First floor
Research Laboratories of Archaeology permanent exhibit

Catawba pottery served as the material foundation for life in the Piedmont during the eighteenth century. For Catawbas, making pottery with family members created space for sharing stories and creating new memories of what it meant to be Catawba; selling pottery generated much needed income for Catawba families striving to protect ancestral lands from colonial encroachment. For settlers, Catawba pottery offered widely available, inexpensive, and incredibly desirable cookware that produced unique flavors. Learn more about the Research Laboratories of Archaeology’s (RLA) excavation at the Federal era Catawba settlement known as New Town (c. 1790-1820). Pottery from the site demonstrates how the economic expertise, resourcefulness, and innovation of Catawba women created a new economic niche for producing and selling Catawba pots throughout the region.

 

Archaeology of the Eagle Hotel

Monday – Friday • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

UNC Campus, Alumni Building, First floor
Research Laboratories of Archaeology permanent exhibit

Step inside the stone wall that runs along Franklin Street at the east side of McCorkle Place. Look to your left. There, below several feet of soil, lay the remains of the renowned Eagle Hotel. Miss Nancy Hilliard, its most esteemed proprietress, rented rooms to university students and visitors during its heyday in the 1830s–1850s when campus social life centered on the establishment. The Research Laboratories of Archaeology (RLA) conducted excavations at the Graham Memorial site, where the Eagle Hotel once stood, in preparation for the University of North Carolina’s (UNC) bicentennial celebration. UNC students joined RLA archaeologists in their search for material remains of early student life—physical evidence of the university’s Antebellum years now hidden from view and memory. Stop by the RLA on the first floor of Alumni Hall to learn more about what they found and what that tells us about life at the Eagle Hotel.

 


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