AIA - New Haven Society of the
Archaeological Institute of America
2011-2012 Lecture Series

The New Haven Society of the AIA is pleased to host the following 2011-2012 lectures. All lectures are open to the public and are free of charge. Lectures are designed for a mixed audience of professionals, students and laypersons. All that is required to attend any of these lectures is an interest in archaeology and a desire to learn. Each lecture will be followed by a reception which is also open to the public.

All lectures will be held at Yale University's Phelps Hall, Room 407. Lectures begin at 4:30 P.M. (unless otherwise noted) and are expected to last for around one hour. For directions to Yale University and Phelps Hall, click here.


To view past lecture series, select from the following links: "2010-2011",
"2009-2010", "2008-2009".

Crete Before the Cretans: New Evidence for Very Ancient Mariners

Thomas Strasser
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 4:30 P.M.

Yale University
Phelps Hall, Room 407

On Crete, a collection of stone tools dated to at least 130,000 years ago has provided the earliest known evidence for seafaring in the Mediterranean, and possibly the world. Reaching Crete, which has been an island for over 5 million years, was not an insignificant task, requiring an open-water crossing of substantive distances.

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Fans, Fame and the Roman Circus

Sinclair Bell
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Yale University
Phelps Hall, Room 407

This lecture will examine the Roman sports fan, who sat at the fault line between staged spectacles and everyday life. Such an examination can enlighten us in new ways about the centrality of the Circus in Roman culture.

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