“Sacred Houses” in Early Iron Age Greece?

Please join the SC AIA for a fascinating lecture:

2015Ainian flierAlexander Mazarakis Ainian,

University of Thessaly, will speak on the topic of

‘”Sacred Houses” in Early Iron Age Greece?’

Thursday, 22 January, 2015

7:00 pm

Simons Center for the Performing Arts, Room 309

54 St. Philip Street, on the campus of the College of Charleston

This and all AIA lectures are free and open to the public.


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Silencing Homer, October 15, 7 pm

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Join us as we celebrate International Archaeology Month with a special screening and performance:

Silencing Homer: The Iliad and The Odyssey in Early Cinema

Three silent films, by three maverick filmmakers, with live musical accompaniment by Corey Campbell and introductions by Kristen Gentile and Alvaro Ibarra.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

7 pm

Sottile Theater

College of Charleston

44 George Street

FREE and open to the public

Co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, the Departments of Classics & Art History, and the Programs in Historic Preservation and Community Planning & Archaeology


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SC AIA Announces Lecture Series for 2013 – 2014

Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, all lectures are free and open to the public.  All lectures will be held at 7:00 pm in room 309 of Simons Hall at the College of Charleston.

September 12, 2013:  Matthew Johnson, Northwestern University.  “How Castles Work”

January 23, 2014:  Irene Lemos, Oxford University.  “Out of the Dark: Lefkandi in Euboea after 1200 BCE”

March 27, 2014: Simon James, University of Leicester. “Isle of Druids and Celtic Warriors?  Britain on the Eve of Roman Invasion”

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Archaeology Day!

Archaeology Day is a nation-wide event, established by the Archaeological Institute of America to raise awareness of our shared archaeological heritage – whether it be from around the world or in our own backyard.

This year, the SC AIA society is sponsoring several events:

Thursday, October 25, 7pm:  Christopher Judge, University of South Carolina Lancaster.  “Archaeology and Education at the Johannes Kolb Site.” Simons Center for the Arts Room 309, College of Charleston.

Friday, October 26, 10am – 4pm:  “Survival by Innovation” – Primitive Technology Demonstration.  Cistern Yard, College of Charleston.

All events are FREE and open to the public.

The SC AIA is aided in these events by the Departments of Art History, Classics, and Sociology and Athropology; the Archaeology Program; the Addlestone Foundation; the School of the Arts; and the Archaeology Club.

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First Lecture of the 2012-13 Season!

Dr. Nam C. Kim, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison

“The Intersection of Legend, History & Archaeology in ancient Vietnam”

Thursday September 20, 7 pm, Simons Center for the Arts, Room 309

Free and Open to the Public!

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Society Member Leads New AIA Interest Group

Members of the South Carolina Chapter took the lead in early 2012 to develop the newest interest group for the Archaeological Institute of America.  The Geospatial Interest Group was approved by the AIA Governing Board in January and boasts members from Hawaii to Athens, Greece.  James Newhard, local society Vice President, chairs the group.

The Geospatial Interest Group fosters communication and collaboration in the area of geospatial applications in archaeology, which includes such areas as 3D visualizations, geographic information systems, virtual and augmented reality, and satellite imagery processing.   They communicate via an internal listserv and externally via a blog.

Membership is open to any active member of the AIA, regardles of local society affiliation.  Contact Jim Newhard for information.

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2011-12 Officers

The officers for the 2011-12 year are:
President: Alvaro Ibarra
Vice President: James Newhard
Treasurer: Alan Jackson
Events Coordinator: Tessa Garton

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Local Society Meeting Scheduled for Monday, September 5.

 6:00, Simons Rm 309, College of Charleston

The agenda for this meeting is:

1. election of officers for the 2011-12 year

2. options/strategies for additional lectures activities

3. National Archaeology Day – October 22. Potential activities/events

4. Good of the society

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Lectures for 2011-12

Our current lectures for the upcoming 2011-2012 season are the following:

Thursday, September 22, 2011 – 7:00pm

Rachel Scott, Arizona State University.  Leprosy and Leper Hospitals in Late Medieval Ireland

New Sciences Building 129, College of Charleston


Thursday, January 26, 2012 – 7:00pm

Steven Ellis, University of Cincinnati. The Roman Cult of the Right: Superstition in the (Re-) Shaping of Shop-fronts and Street Activity in the Roman World

Simons Center for the Arts 309, College of Charleston


Thursday, February 16, 2012 – 7:00pm

Mike Parker Pearson, University of Sheffield.  Stonehenge: New Discoveries

Simons Center for the Arts 309, College of Charleston

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