CIAMS Seminar: Jennifer Birch, University of Georgia, Settlement Aggregation and Community Transformation: Organizational Complexity in Precontact Iroquoia. Fri Feb 21, 5 pm 110 [CANCELED: unfortunately bad weather forced cancellation of Dr. Birch's flight. We will keep you apprised of any rescheduling] White Hall. Through a well-documented sequence from Northeastern North America Birch explores the lived experience of coalescence and how it related to changes in subsistence, warfare, the built environment, socio-political organization, and interregional interaction.
ANTH Colloqium: Joanna Sofaer, U. of Southampton, “Cartographies of the Body: Practice and Challenge in Human Bioarchaeology,” Fri, Feb 28, 3:30 McGraw 215. This paper explores bioarchaeological practice in terms of the mapping of the human body. Traditional bioarchaeological ‘surveys’ of the body present methodological and conceptual tensions in understanding and representing the complexity of shape and the 3-dimensionality of the human skeleton. The latter are critical to obtaining insights into past lifeways and human experience since the body is a form of material culture that responds to interaction with the world. A reflection upon bioarchaeological practice provokes intellectual and methodological challenges in moving forward the considerable potential of the field. Co-sponsored by CIAMS.
CIAMS Seminar: Philipp Stockhammer (Heidelberg University), “Appropriation and Use of Aegean Pottery in the LBA Southern Levant.” Thurs Mar 13, 4:30 pm, G22 Goldwin Smith Hall. More on the speaker here...
CIAMS Seminar: Sturt Manning presented “Becoming Urban: Investigating the Anatomy of the Maroni Late Bronze Age Complex,” Monday Sep 23, G122 Goldwin Smith Hall, 4.30-6.00 pm. Manning summarized recent excavations and surveys that have involved a number of Cornell graduate students and shown how ground penetrating radar (GPR) can reveal urban development without costly, time-consuming excavation