Location: The Bruce Museum Bantle Lecture Hall
Address: 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich CT
Time: Meetings are always at 8 p.m.
Member Rates: Free to AAG and Bruce Museum members
Non-member rates: $15 for the public at the door (students free with student ID)
Lecture Series Telephone: (203) 869-0376
The Archaeological Associates of Greenwich (the AAG) has announced a new series of lectures for the fall of 2012. The programs, featuring noted experts on a variety of archaeological topics, will be held in
Bantle Lecture Hall at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, Connecticut. Programs are free to AAG and Bruce Museum members and $15 at
the door for the public.
Thursday, April 18th, at 8 pm. In Afghanistan: Archaeological Boots on the Ground
Speaker: Rita Wright, NYU Professor. Topic: In the summer of 2011 Dr. Wright, hosted by the French Arcaeological Mission and funded by the U.S. Embassy, went to the site of Mes Aynak, the world's second largest coper ine that is now in great jeopardy. Conducting archaeological research during the years of conflict have left a significant gap in identifying the origins of this important resource.
Thursday, May 16th at 8 pm. The Collapse of Mycenaen Civiiization & the Emergence of the Philistine Kingdoms
Speaker: Robert H. Koehl, Hunter College Dpeartment of Classical and Oriental Studies Professor. Topic: Based on recent work in Turkey near the Syrian border, a Philistine type pottery has been found that takes a different view of the Philistines as Mycenaens; instead there could have been a second Kingdom of Philistia about 1200 B.C.
Thursday,June 20th, at 8 pm. The New York Obelisk: Its Trials and Tribulations
Speaker: Bob Brier, Egyptologist. Topic: One of the AAG's most popular speakers, Professor Brier, affectionately known as "Mr. Mummy", will give the background of how Central Park in New York City came to possess one of the most famous Obelisk from Egypt's New Kingdom.