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 18 and January 25. 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.

2014 - 2015 Lecture Schedule - Funded by the Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation


** Wednesday 10 September 2014, 7:30 PM - Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Dr. Bridget Buxton, University of Rhode Island.
Underwater Archaeology: the New Holy Grails



Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 7:30 PM - Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Professor James E. Brady, California State University - Los Angeles.
Naj Tunich and the Founding of Maya Cave Archaeology.


Saturday, 18 October 2014, 10 AM to 3 PM - Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road, St. Louis, MO 63123.
[INTERNATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY DAY CELEBRATION with talks and hands on study!!!!]


[Co-sponsored with the National Park Service - Ulysses S. Grant Historic Site.]



Tuesday, 13 October 2014, 7:30 PM -Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Professor Emeritus Michael Fuller, St. Louis Community College
Viking Rituals of Life and Death

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 7:30 PM - Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Dr. Michael K. Trimble, Chief Preservation Manager for U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) St. Louis District.
The Long Journey from Iraq: Investigating Mass Graves and Serving Our Veterans.


Sunday, 25 January 2015, 3 PM - Brown Hall, Washington University
[parking is available in the south parking lot of the Goldfarb Building, 3 blocks west of Skinker - enter at Tolman Way]
Professor T. R. Kidder, Washington University in St. Louis.
Taking Control of Nature:
Human Transformation of China's Environment 5000 to 2000 years ago and its relevance for the Modern World
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Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 7:30 PM - Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Professor Jessica Paga, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis.
The Mysteries of Samothrace: Ritual and Architectural Matrix.



**Tuesday 14 April 2015, 7:30 PM - Missouri Historical Museum Auditorium
Dr. Richard Buckley, University of Leicester Archaeological Services, Leicester, England.
Richard III, the King under the Car Park: the Story of the Search for the Burial Place of England's Last Plantagenet King.

Wednesday 13 May 2015, 7:30 PM - Missouri Historical Museum Auditorium
Dr. Lawrence Berman, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
A Complete Cosmos: ATtomb of an Egyptian Governor and its secrets.
** 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.
Turn to the left (North) on Grant Road.
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 project is directed by a member 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 2014: Linda L. Bickel, Michael J. Fuller and Allison Thomason
Expiring 2015: Judith Feinberg Brilliant, Jerome E. Glick and Sharon Klein.
Expiring 2016: Professor David Freidel, Neathery Batsell Fuller, Lawrence Perlmutter.

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
Web Designers and Archaeologists.
Updated 17 July 2014