St. Louis Society - Archaeological Institute of America
Founded in 1906 - we are 110 years old and going strong!
Be sure and visit our "public group" Facebook page where we post pictures of the lectures and our Young Adult Service Learning Project.
The St. Louis Society holds free monthly lectures that are open to the public. All programs will be held at the Missouri History Museum auditorium located at 5700 Lindell Boulevard EXCEPT for the programs on October 15, November 20th and April 29th. Parking lots at the History Museum are located to the right and left of the south entrance. All lectures are free and open to the public, include color powerpoint illustrated presentations followed by a reception to meet the speaker.
The lectures are given by professional archaeologists who are experts in their fields and cover a wide range of topics from new excavation data to analysis of sculpture and painting. Our Membership includes professional, student, and avocational archaeologists with fieldwork expertise in Asia, Africa, Europe, North American, MesoAmerica, and South America. There is no better place in St. Louis to come and talk about archaeology. We are always glad to speak with middle school and high school students interested in a career in archaeology. We proudly remember our local history and especially the Mylonas years.
Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 7:30 PM - Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Dr. Michelle Loyet, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Webster University.
"The Mysteries Of Afterlife In Ancient Egypt"
[Lecture co-sponsored with the Mound City chapter of the Missouri Archaeological Society]
[The lecture on Viking Women was not available. The speaker elected not to lecture for any AIA society in the USA]
Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 7:30 PM - Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Professor Reginald Auger, Laval University in Quebec City.
New Title at speaker's request: "The Loyola Cemetery in French Guiana: Memory of Slavery at a Sugar Plantation"
"Archaeology of a Jesuit Mission in French Guiana." [Lecture cosponsored with the Archaeology Program at Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO.]
Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 7:30 PM - Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Professor Nick Card, The University of the Highlands and Islands in Scotland. "Secrets of the Ness of Brodgar: a Stone-Age Complex in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site." [Kress lecturer for the National AIA].
Tuesday 18 April 2017, 7:30 PM - Missouri Historical Museum Auditorium
Professor Mary Miller, Sterling Professor of Art History at Yale University. "What Figurines Can Tell Us: A Life of Traders and Enslavement on the Island of Jaina, Mexico"
Saturday 29 April 2017, 10 AM -St. Louis Community College - Meramec, Lecture Hall Social Science 105
Professor Emerita Gale Owen-Crocker from the University of Manchester; she was formerly Professor of Anglo-Saxon Culture and Director of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies. "Beowulf and Archaeology." A second lecture will be given at 11:30 in the same room entitled "Archaeological Evidence for Anglo-Saxon dress." Each lecture will last approximately 60 minutes with time for questions. There will be a chance to meet the speaker after the second lecture.
Fort Belle Fontaine County Park is located along the Missouri River in St. Louis County at 9565 Bellefontaine Road, Saint Louis, MO 63137. The site is very significant and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
St. Louis Community College at Meramec is locted at 11333 Big Bend Road in Kirkwood, MO. The Social Science (SO) lecture hall room 105 is situated on the east side of the campus near the Visitor parking lot and student parking lots PM and PN. A Metrolink bus stop is just a few hundred feet away from the SO building. Here is a link to a map and directions: http://www.stlcc.edu/Maps/Meramec.html
**All lectures and programs are free and open to the public. Reception are held following the lecture to meet the speaker**
Painted Rock in Osage County, Missouri
Dawson Mounds in Boone County, Missouri
Easley Mounds in Boone County, Missouri
Utz village site in Saline County, Missouri
President - Linda Bickel
Vice President - Prof. Peter Warnock
Secretary - Brenda Thacker
Treasurer - C. Dennis Joerger
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kenneth R. Williams
and Caroline Pryor
The St. Louis Society of the AIA Office telephone number is (314) 432-3900
Neathery and Michael Fuller
Web Designers and Archaeologists.
Updated 23 April 2017
Press releases by the elected Board of Directors on deacessioning artifacts