St. Louis Society - Archaeological Institute of America
Founded in 1906 - we are 110 years old and going strong!
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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 17. 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.

2015 - 2016 Lecture Schedule - Funded by the Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation


Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 7:30 PM - Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Dr. Frances Levine, Director, Missouri History Museum.
The Past is Still Present: Revisiting Historic Battlefields and Massacres.
Dr. Levine's publication Frontier Battles and Massacres: Historical and Archaeological Perspectives will be sold before and after the lecture.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 7:30 PM - Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Professor Jaime J. Awe, Department of Anthropology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.
Maya Apocalypse: Deciphering the Evidence for Collapse and its Aftermath in the Belize River Valley.

Saturday, 17 October 2015, 10 AM to 2 PM - Jefferson Barracks County Park Visitor's Center, 533 Grant Road, St. Louis, MO 63125, INTERNATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL DAY, A family event. Lectures and hands on study. Archaeologists and living historians will be talking about archaeology at military sites ranging from Jefferson Barracks to Roman legionary camps.

[Co-sponsored with the St. Louis County Park Service - Jefferson Barracks County Park .]

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 7:30 PM -Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Professor Katheryn Sampeck, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Illinois State University.
How Chocolate Came To Be.

** Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 7:30 PM - Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Professor William M. Murray, Department of History, University of South Florida.
The Age of Titans: The Rise and Fall of the Great Hellenistic Navies.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 7:30 PM - Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Professor Rami Arav, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Director of Bethsaida Excavations.
Thirty Years of Archaeological Excavations at Bethsaida.


Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 7:30 PM - Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Professor Michael MacKinnon, Department of Classics, University of Winnipeg.
Pet Animals in Roman Antiquity: Reconstructions from Archaeological Evidence


Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 7:30 PM - Missouri Historical Museum Auditorium
Professor Megan Cifarellli, Department of Art History, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.
Taking It With You: Death and Personal Adornment of Hansanlu, Iran."



** Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 7:30 PM - Missouri Historical Museum Auditorium
Dr. Della Scott-Ireton, Associate Director of Florida Public Archaeology Network.
History is the Real Treasure: The 1733 Spanish Galleon Trail.
** 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.

Jefferson Barracks County Park Visitor's Center is located at 533 Grant Road, St. Louis, MO 63125,

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


The St. Louis Society has a rich history! It sponsored archaeological survey and excavation in Missouri beginning in 1906; the fieldwork was conducted by Gerard Fowke:

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


St. Louis Society provided funds for three years of archaeological field work (1910 - 1913) at the Maya ruins of Quirigua (Guatemala). Edgar Hewett conducted the fieldwork that was sponsored by the St. Louis Society:
Quirigua

OFFICERS
President - Linda Bickel
Vice President - Prof. Peter Warnock
Secretary - Prof. V. Anne Wessely
Treasurer - C. Dennis Joerger

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Janet Cuenca
Carolyn Davis
Prof. Ralph Rowlett
Marily Lipman
Jan Torisi-Mokwa
Kenneth R. Wiliams
Jeudith Shimkus
Carol Stevens
Lawrence Taliana


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

Neathery and Michael Fuller
Web Designers and Archaeologists.
Updated 9 August 2015

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Press releases by the elected Board of Directors on deacessioning artifacts