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2015 Lecture Series

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. 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. AAG yearly membership tax deductible $50.00

Thursday, September 17th, at 8 pm. Excavations in  Armenia:  transitions from lower to middle Paleolithic (425,000-130,000 years ago).
Speaker:   University  of  Connecticut Professor Dan Adler. Topic: Professor Adler has been excavating at this site for several years. His team has uncovered over 3,000 obsidian artifacts.  He will be discussing the significant  results.

Thursday,  October 15th at 8 pm. Samson in Stone:  New Discoveries in the Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee  (late Roman – 5th century).
Speaker: Professor Jodi Magness of  University of North Caolina, Chape Hill and 1st  vice President of the AIA. Topic: This synagogue is decorated and  paved with stunning and unique mosaics including the biblical hero Samson and the first non-biblical scene decorating  an ancient synagogue  ever discovered.

Thursday,  November 19th, at 8 pm.  Empire, Prayer and Industry at the Roman and Neo-Punic Urban Mound of Zita.
Speaker:  Brett Kaufman, Brown University Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and Co-Director of  the Zita Project in Southern Tunisia Topic:The excavations have revealed an occupation spanning roughly 800 years (500 BC-300 AD).  Both a Roman Forum and Punic  Tophet (sacrificial precinct were components of the city along with baths, tombs and a complex for production of ceramics and metals.