St. Louis Society - Archaeological Institute of America
Founded in 1906 - we are 111 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 program on October 19 and 21. 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.

2017 - 2018 Lecture Schedule - Funded by the Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation


** Monday 25 September 2017, 7:30 PM - Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Professor Open. "Unfilled ."

Thurs, 19 October 2017, 7:30 PM - John Burroughs School Auditorium
Dr. James Delgado, NOAA. "The Museum of the Sea" [Co-sponsored with John Burrough's school]

Saturday, 21 October 2017, 10 AM to 2 PM - at xxx. Discuss prehitoric hunting and butchering tools, then practice throwing an Atlatl (under adult supervision!!!).

[Co-sponsored with St. Louis County Park Service and the Missouri Atlatl Association.]

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 7:30 PM -Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Professor Kieran O'Conor, Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at the National University of Ireland in Galway.
"Archaeology of Irish Castles"

** Thursday, 7 December 2017, 7:30 PM - Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Professor Open.
""Unfilled".

** Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 7:30 PM - Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Professor Floyd McCoy, Dept. Natural Sciences at the
University of Hawaii - Windward College.
"Volcanology and regional effects of the Late Bronze Age eruption of Thera (Greece)."[National AIA Lecturer]


Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 7:30 PM - Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Professor Sethuraman Suresh. "From Kanchipura to Kampuchea: South India Art and Cultural Influences in Cambodia, Mainly Angkor Wat." [Kress lecturer for the National AIA].


Tuesday 10 April 2018, 7:30 PM - Missouri Historical Museum Auditorium
Professor Open "Unfilled"



** Wednesday 9 May 2018, 7:30 PM - Missouri Historical Museum Auditorium
Dr. Open. "Unfilled."

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

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.


***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 - Ken Williams
Vice President - Hon. Gerald Cohn
Secretary - Brenda Kathryn
Treasurer - C. Dennis Joerger
Assistant Treasurer - Mike Bickel


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


Neathery and Michael Fuller
Web Designers and Archaeologists.
Updated 21 May 2017

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Press releases by the elected Board of Directors on deacessioning artifacts