Program in Archaeology


April 24, 2020
Emilia OddoTulane University


4:30pm ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

March 24, 2020
François-Xavier FauvelleNational Center for Scientific Research, Toulouse, France


Encounters of the third kind: Christians, Muslims, traditional-religious communities, and their interactions in medieval Ethiopia

12:00–1:20 pm ∙ 104 McCormick Hall
Lunch offered.
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March 2, 2020
Andrea de GiorgiFlorida State University

Urban Renewal and Recovery: The Case of Antioch on the Orontes

4:30pm ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

Andrea de Giorgi Mar. 2 image
February 20, 2020
Michael MacKinnonThe University of Winnipeg

Pet Animals in Roman Antiquity: Reconstructions from Archaeological Evidence

5:00 pm ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: The Department of Classics and the Humanities Council
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September 20, 2019
Gil RenbergUniversity of Michigan

Tabella Picta:  Dedicatory Paintings in Greek and Roman Religion

4:30 pm ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

Gil Renberg image cropped for web
April 10, 2019
Thomas HarePrinceton University

The Black Sphinxes of Tanis

4:30 pm ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

March 15, 2019
Pearce Paul CreasmanUniversity of Arizona

Excavations at a Forgotten Female Pharaoh's "Temple of Millions of Years"

4:30 pm ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: Archaeological Institute of America
February 15, 2019
Marcus MilwrightUniversity of Victoria

Architecture, Ornament and the Qur'an Fragments from the Mosque of San'a' in Yemen

4:30 pm ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: Archaeological Institute of America
November 10, 2018
Nathan Arrington, Ian Burrow, Wade Catts, Rachael DeLue

The Princeton Battlefield: Public Archaeology Day

9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Princeton Battlefield State Park


November 9, 2018
Israel FinkelsteinTel Aviv University

Jerusalem in Biblical Times: Comments on the Archaeology and History of Jerusalem, ca. 1350-100 BCE

5:30 pm ∙ Institute for Advanced Study

Cosponsor: Institute for Advanced Study
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November 8, 2018
Israel FinkelsteinTel Aviv University

The Arid Negev Highlands (Southern Israel) in the Iron Age: The Impact of  the Exact and Life Sciences

12:00 pm ∙ 103 McCormick Hall

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Cosponsor: Institute for Advanced Study
Bor Hemet
September 28, 2018
Claire LyonsThe Getty

Painting Etruscan Tombs and Temples

4:30 pm ∙ 106 McCormick  Hall 

Cosponsor: Archaeological Institute of America
sep28Lyons AIA lecture
April 12, 2018
Wade CattsPrincipal, South River Heritage Consulting, LLC

“The bullets flew about our ears like handfuls of gravel stones”
Archaeology and the Preservation of Battlefields of the American War of Independence

4:30 PM ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: Archaeological Institute of America
February 23–24, 2018
WorkshopOpen to Princeton faculty and students only

Postclassicisms: Archaeology

Participants Include: Brooke Holmes, Joshua Billings, Dan-el Padilla Peralta

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October 20, 2017
Antonis KotsonasUniversity of Cincinnati

Cultural Histories of “Orientalizing” Crete

1:30-4:20 PM ∙  McCormick 104

Open to Princeton faculty and graduate students only
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October 12, 2017
Roundtable Discussion

Archaeology and the Early Japanese State
“State Formation and the Introduction of Buddhism to Japan: An Archaeological Perspective”

Tetsuro Hishida ∙ Kyoto Prefectural University

“Center and Periphery in Early State Formation in Japan”

Ken’ichi Sasaki ∙ Meiji University

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12:00 PM - 1:20 PM ∙ 103 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: East Asian Studies
October 5, 2017
Sheramy BundrickUniversity of South Florida St. PetersburgThe Thompson Lecture

The Lost Lives of Greek Vases

4:30 PM ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: Archaeological Institute of America