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Beyond Hybridity: Being Egyptian under Macedonian and Roman Rule by Dr. Jennifer Gates-Foster

Sunday, October 11, 2020 | 2:00 pm

Free Virtual Lecture; Registration required
Sponsored by the Friends of Greek Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month

Events throughout November

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What to watch at SEAC — RLA Faculty and Student Presentations

November 6-9, 2019 • Times vary

Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Jackson, Mississippi
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Life and Death at an Ancient Greek Colony: Human Skeletal Studies at Himera, Sicily by Dr. Laurie Reitsema (University of Georgia)

Monday, November 4 • 3:45 pm

UNC Campus, Murphey Hall, Room 116
Sponsored by the Research Laboratories of Archaeology and the Department of Anthropology
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Beyond Self-sufficiency: Cities, Farms and Markets in Hellenistic Greece by Dr. Evi Margaritis (Cyprus Institute)

Thursday, October 24, 2019 • 5:00 pm

UNC Campus, Murphey Hall, Room 104
Co-sponsored by the UNC Department of Classics, the Archaeological Institute of America (NC Triangle Society), and the Research Laboratories of Archaeology
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Isotopes and Archaeology: Migration, Trade, and Warfare in Mesoamerica by Dr. Carolyn Freiwald (University of Mississippi)

Thursday, October 10, 2019 • 4:00 pm

UNC Campus, Wilson Hall, Room 128
Sponsored by the Department of Geological Sciences and the Research Laboratories of Archaeology and the Department of Anthropology
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Past lectures include the following:


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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‘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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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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What to watch at SAA — RLA Faculty and Student Presentations

April 11–15, 2018 • Times vary
Society for American Archaeology 83rd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
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What to watch at AAPA — RLA Faculty and Student Presentations

April 11–14, 2018 • Times vary
American Association of Physical Anthropologists 87th Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas
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The Ups and Downs of Using Drones for Research

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 • 3:00 – 4:00 pm
UNC Campus, Davis Library, Research Hub (2nd floor)
(Presented by the Davis Library Research Hub and the Research Laboratories of Archaeology)

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Rob Holliday (Office of University Communications) and Brad Erickson (Religious Studies) will talk about how they are using drones in their studies. Learn about the benefits and challenges they have encountered along the way.


Growing the Lost Crops: Experimental and Public Archaeology in the Plum Bayou Garden • Dr. Elizabeth Horton

Monday, March 19, 2018 • 3:35 pm
UNC Campus, Graham Memorial, Room 39
(Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series)

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Dr. Elizabeth Horton (Arkansas Archaeological Survey Toltec Mounds Research Station) will talk about her experiences in the collaborative development of the Plum Bayou Native Garden at Toltec Mounds Archeological Park. The garden is a public interpretative landscape with a handicap accessible trail, wayside information panels, and active research into the cultivation of key indigenous plant species. Dr. Horton will discuss ongoing public archaeology programming and experimental archaeological research into early plant domestication, and the “Lost Crops” in Eastern North America. These now extinct crops once formed the basis for a sophisticated agricultural system that predated the introduction of tropical crops, such as corn, by almost 3,000 years. The wild ancestors of these crops can be found on the landscape today, although increasingly they face pressure from industrial agriculture and development. Researchers are using living wild plant populations to understand how they were cultivated and domesticated in the past. Public education, however, on the importance of these extinct crops and the importance of protecting the habitat and health of their wild ancestors remains limited. Event sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Research Laboratories of Archaeology, Food For All, and Edible Campus UNC.


What to watch at SEAC — RLA Faculty and Student Presentations

November 8-11, 2017 • Times vary
Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Archaeology of the Catawba Nation after the Treaty of Pine Tree Hill • Dr. R.P. Stephen Davis, Jr.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 • 6:30 pm
North Carolina Museum of History, auditorium
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Behind the Pages of Publishing • Judith Knight

Thursday, March 2, 2017 • 3:30 pm
UNC Campus, Alumni Building, Room 205
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Guest speaker Dr. Judith Knight (Editor-at-Large for the University of Florida Press) will talk about the life cycle of book production (everything from timelines and deadlines to who does what when), the differences between types of presses, what they do, what they expect of authors, what they contribute to authors, and the review process (especially the e-review process). With over 30 years of publishing experience, and the acquisition of over 400 archaeology/ethnohistory volumes, Dr. Knight is truly a leader in the field of archaeological publication.


New Perspectives on the Origins of Agriculture in China • Dr. Gary Crawford*

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 • 2:00 pm
UNC Campus, Hyde Hall, Room 203
(Research Laboratories of Archaeology colloquium)
*Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto – Mississauga (UNC Department of Anthropology Graduate 1979)


Ways of Making • Dr. Silvia Tomášková

Monday, October 17, 2016 • 3:35 pm
UNC Campus, Alumni Hall, Room 207
(Department of Anthropology Colloquium series)


The Origin and Decipherment of Olmec Writing: History of Research and Recent Approaches to An Old Problem • Dr. David Mora-Marín

Friday, September 30, 2016 • 3:30 pm
UNC Campus, Smith Building, Room 107
(Department of Linguistics Friday Colloquium series)