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 programs on August 21, October 19 and 21, and November 12. 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. This year, we mourn the death of Judy Brilliant; she spearheaded our first Youth Education program and organized our lecture schedule for decades. She will be missed at our dinners and lectures. Nothing pleased her more than to see High School students attending our lectures because that meant there would future members of our society.
** Monday 21 August 2017, 9:30 AM - Washington State Park located 90 minutes south of St. Louis.
Professors Michael Fuller and Neathery Fuller (St. Louis Community College) will be at the Washington State Park site to document how the rock art images change (or not) during the eclipse. 9:30 am is a guided interpretive discussion (by a ranger) of the ancient Native American rock carvings. The eclipse will start at 11:49 a.m. and the total eclipse will occur at approximately 1:16 p.m. The total eclipse will last about three minutes. The address for this event is 13041 State Hwy. 104, De Soto, MO. [There is a good chance for a large crowd at this event because the location is "ideal" to view the eclipse - that is why we get there 3 hours ahead of the event.]
Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 7:30 PM - Missouri History Museum Auditorium
Professor Sethuraman Suresh, National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage in India.
"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 Debra Foran, Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
"Town of Nebo Archaeological Project in Jordan"
The Thomas Sappington House Museum is situated at 1015 Sappington Rd, St. Louis, MO 63126. This historic site is very significant and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been the focus of two seasons of "Service Learning" field archaeology by Young Adults from several schools in St. Louis City and County at the Sappington site. St. Louis Society of the AIA started a second "Service Learning field archaeology project during 2018 at the Bischoff Site in Madison County, Illinois.
***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 - Ken Williams
Vice President - Hon. Gerald Cohn
Secretary - Brenda Kathryn
Treasurer - C. Dennis Joerger
Assistant Treasurer - Mike Bickel
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Prof. Ralph Rowlett
Kenneth R. Wiliams
Neathery and Michael Fuller
Web Designers and Archaeologists.
Updated 16 July 2017
Press releases by the elected Board of Directors on deacessioning artifacts