Archaeological Institute of America - The St. Louis Society
Founded in 1906 - 108 years old and going strong!

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 13, October 19, and January 26. 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.

All lectures are free and open to the public. The lectures are color powerpoint presentations and are followed by a reception to meet the speaker. Our past lectures cover a wide variety of topics including Old World and New World archaeological discoveries.

2013 - 2014 Lecture Schedule - Funded by the Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation and Co-sponsored by the Missouri History Museum.

** Wednesday 11 September 2013, 7:30 PM - Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Dr. John Roberts Hale, University of Louisville.
"Dragons of the North - the World of Viking Longships"

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 7:30 PM - Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Professor Robert Brier, Long Island University
Secret of the Great Pyramid.

Sunday, 13 October 2013, 1:00 PM - Federation Building, 12 Millstone Campus, Northeast corner of Scheutz Road and Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis 63146
Professor Richard Freund, University of Hartford,
Sobibor - Archaeology at a Concentration Camp.

Saturday, 19 October 2013, 10 AM to 2 PM - NEW ADDRESS!!!!

700 North 1st Street in downtown St. Louis. This is in the Laclede's Landing area of St. Louis near the The Old Spaghetti Factory (727 N 1st St). We had to move because of the Federal Government shutdown impacted the NPS site. 10/17/2013 - we will still be at the new address!!!

[INTERNATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY DAY CELEBRATION in St. Louis - no last minute changes...we will still be downtown St. Louis at 700 North 1st Street. !!!!]

noon to 1 pm Lecure by Prof. Douglas D. Scott (Univ. of Nebraska - Lincoln)
Revelations about the Western United States of America through Historic Archaeology.

10 am to 2 pm - Archaeology Open house and hands-on learning.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 7:30 PM -Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Professor Shelley Wachsmann, Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A & M University
Wheels, Wagons and Transport of Ships Overland in Antiquity

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 7:30 PM - Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Professor Dan Bahat, St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto and former Chief Archaeologist of the City of Jerusalem
The Temple Mount of Jerusalem from the First to the SEcond Temple Period.

Sunday, 26 January 2014, 3 PM - Brown Hall at Washington University [2 blocks west of Skinker] Washington University. NOTE: Parking is available in the south parking lot of the Goldfarb Building, 3 blocks West of Skinker. Enter at Tolman Way and walk through Goldfarb Building to enter Brown Hall!

Lecture by Professor Michael Frachetti, Washington University.
A New Face of Ancient Civilization: Bronze Age Nomads and their influence Across Inner Asia. [Co-sponsored with Washington University Archaeology Program: the faculty from Art History & Archaeology, Classics, and Anthropology.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 7:30 PM - Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Professor Marcello Canuto, Tulane University in New Orleans.
The Forging of a Class Maya Kingdom: La Corona and its Alliance to the Snake Kings of Calakmul [in Guatemala].

**Tuesday 4 March 2014, 7:30 PM - Missouri Historical Museum Auditorium
Professor Thomas Noble Howe, Southwest University in Georgetown, Texas.
The Garden of Flora: New Discoveries of the Roman Seaside Villas of Stabiae near Pompeii [Italy].

Tuesday 8 April 2014, 7:30 PM - Missouri Historical Museum Auditorium
William Appleton, Director of Education at the Rubin Museum in New York City.
"Unveiling Buddhism: the Legacy of Giuseppe Tucci".

**Wednesday 14 May 2014, 7:30 PM - Missouri Historical Museum Auditorium
Professor Patrick Hunt, Stanford University.
Otzi the Iceman: 5,300 year old Alpine "Mummy" and Forensic Science.
** This lecture is partially funded by the Archaeological Institute of America and is a selection from its national lecture circuit.

The Missouri History Museum is located at 5700 Lindell Boulevard at DeBaliviere in Forest Park.

Directions to the Ulyssess S. Grant National Historic Site: Take Highway 270 to Gravois Road. Drive one mile East of Gravois road to reach Grant Road is to the left (North). The park can also be accessed by the bike and walking trail! Note: The lecture IS NOT at Grant's Farm - a commercial tourist attraction.

***All lectures and programs are free and open to the public. Reception are held following the lecture to meet the speaker**

Several Old World Archaeological Expeditions have been headed by members of the St. Louis Society of the AIA. Currently, one important excavation projects is directed by a members of the St. Louis Society:

IIklania Archaeological Project by Prof. Michael Cosmopoulos

Four important 1906 - 1907 projects conducted by Gerard Fowke and sponsored by the St. Louis Society:

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


Three members of the St. Louis Society have received the "Gold Medal" for their distinguished archaeological achievement by the Archaeological Institute of America:

Prof. George Mylonas................ Prof. Patty Jo Watson............... Prof. Susan Rotroff

St. Louis Society Officers:
John E. Kelly, President
Michael Fuller, Vice President
Howard R. Wimmer, Secretary
C. Dennis Joerger, Treasurer

Board of Directors:
Expiring 2013: Lisa Aya Calmak, Neathery Batsell Fuller and Lawrence D. Perlmutter
Expiring 2014: Linda L. Bickel, Michael J. Fuller and Allison Thomason
Expiring 2015: Judith Feinberg Brilliant, Jerome E. Glick and Sharon Klein.

Nominating Committee: Judy Feinberg Brilliant and Neathery Batsell Fuller

The St. Louis Society of the AIA Office telephone number is (314) 432-3900

Neathery and Michael Fuller
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Updated 8 October 2013