2022–2023 Lecture Series

September 22: Lecture by Timothy Pugh
Ballcourts at Nixtun-Ch’ich’, Guatemala

November 9: Lecture by Michael Cosmopoulos
Digging the Iliad: The Mycenaean Capital at Iklaina

December 12: Lecture by Alicia Jiménez
The Early Roman Empire in the West: New Excavations at the Roman Camps Near Numantia (Renieblas, Spain, 2nd–1st c. BCE)

January 23: Lecture by Tekla Schmaus
Reconcieving the Nomad: Tropes, Archaeological Reality, and Why It Matters

February 9: Lecture by Laetitia La Follette
Archaeological Adventures in Rome

February 16: Lecture by José Iriarte
The Painted Forest: The Rock Art of the Serrania de la Lindosa, Colombian Amazon

March 21: Lecture by Holly Pittman
Recent Research at the Site of Lagash (Tell al-Hiba) in Southern Iraq

April 27: Lecture by Emilia Oddo
In Case Of Emergency, Break Pots: Use And Function Of Marine Style Pottery In Minoan Crete

2021–2022 Lecture Series

September 22: Lecture by Donald C. Haggis
The Archaeology of Urbanization: Social Practices and Cultural Production at the Archaic Site of Azoria in Eastern Crete

October 17: Lecture by Philipp W. Stockhammer
Family, Food and Health in the Bronze Age Aegean: Novel Bioarchaeological Insights into Mycenaean and Minoan Societies

November 8: Lecture by Andrew Finegold
Vitality Materialized: On the Piercing and Adornment of the Body in Mesoamerica

February 8: Lecture by J. David Schloen
Phoenicians, East and West: Revealing a Lost Mediterranean Civilization through Archaeological Research from the Levant to Spain

March 10: Lecture by Michael Dietler
Humans and Alcohol: The Archaeology of a Deeply Entangled Relationship

April 23: Lecture by Renee Friedman
From Predynastic Reality to Dynastic Imagery: The Language of Animals at Hierakopolis, Egypt

2020–2021 Lecture Series

September 21: Lecture by John North Hopkins
Decapitated: Reassembling the Biographies 
of Ancient Mediterranean Objects

October 17: Lecture by Mark Lehner
The People Who Built The Pyramids – How We Know

November 12: Ira Haupt II Lecture by Steven Ellis
The Social, Economic, and Commercial Networks of Punic-Roman Tharros: New Questions and New Excavations for A Major Port Town in Sardinia

December 7: Lecture by Sheldon Skaggs
Weird Science: How Chemistry and Physics Has Led to Understanding Ancient Peoples

January 26: Lecture by Andrew M. T. Moore
Climate Change and Migrating Farmers: The Spread of Agriculture to Southern Europe

February 23: Lecture by Elizabeth Greene
Exchange in the Age of Lyric Poetry: The 6th-century BCE Shipwreck at Pabuç Burnu, Turkey

March 16: Lecture by Megan Cifarelli
Life and Death at the Edge of Great Empires: Cultural Interaction at Hasanlu, Iran

April 7: Lecture by Kenneth Seligson
Burning Rings of Fire: Ancient Maya Resource Conservation Strategies

2019–2020 Lecture Series

September 9: Lecture by Laetitia La Follette
Archaeological Adventures: From Athens to Rome to Copenhagen

September 24: Lecture by Antonis Kotsonas
Crete, the Aegean, and the Near East in the Early 1st Millennium BCE

October 16: Lecture by Gordon Noble
The Picts – New Discoveries of the ‘Lost People of Europe’

November 13: Lecture by Amy Gansell
The Beauty and Power of Ancient Assyrian Queens at Nimrud (Iraq)

January 16: Lecture by Gretchen Meyers
Seeing is Believing: Communal Religion at the Sanctuary of Poggio Colla (Ancient Etruscans)

February 20: Lecture by Bernadette Cap
Ancient Maya Marketplaces: Hubs of Interaction and Integration

CANCELED – March 24: Lecture by John North Hopkins
Decapitated: Reassembling the Biographies of Ancient Mediterranean Objects

CANCELED – April 21: Lecture by Lisa Trever
Majesty, Myth, and Monsters in Moche Art of Ancient Peru

2018–2019 Lecture Series

September 20th: Lecture by C. Brian Rose
Troy and Gordion: The Historiography of Excavation at Two Legendary Sites in Anatolia

October 9th: Lecture by Liliana Leopardi
Collecting Magical Gems in the Early Modern Period

November 5th: Lecture by Virginia Miller
Skeletons, Skulls, and Bones in the Art of Chichén Itzá

January 28: Lecture by Fraser Neiman
Changes in Agriculture at Jefferson’s Home and Its Effect on Slavery: New Archaeological Discoveries

February 27: Lecture by Rita Wright
An Early State Revisited: The Indus Civilization

March 14: Lecture by Maryl B. Gensheimer
Discourses on Empire: Roman Baths Here, There, and Everywhere

April 1: Lecture by Terrence D’Altroy
The Cosmopolitics of Inka Imperial Rule

2017–2018 Lecture Series

September 18th: Lecture by Andrew Moore
Archaeology, Climate Change and Human Society, or How the Past Can Help Us Understand the Present

October 3rd: Lecture by Mark Lehner
New Discoveries from the Giza Plateau: The Lost Port City of the Pyramids

October 23rd: Lecture by Jason Ur
Spying on Antiquity: Declassified US Intelligence Satellite Imagery and Near Eastern Archaeology

November 15th: Lecture by Richard Hodges
Travels with an Archaeologist: Finding a Sense of Place

January 26th: Lecture by Francesco de Angelis
Behind the Scenes of the Imperial Court: Columbia’s Excavations at Hadrian’s Villa

February 8th: Lecture by Nathan Arrington
Greeks in the North: The Excavation and Survey of a Trading Port in Aegean Thrace

March 6th: Lecture by John Kantner
A Tale of Two Pilgrimage Centers: Chaco and Nasca

May 7th: Lecture by Laurie Rush
Ancient Pathways Across New York; The Indigenous People of the Eastern Great Lakes

2016–2017 Lecture Series

September 27th: Lecture by Peter Whiteley
Archaeology as Ethnology (and Vice Versa): Puebloan Variations

October 6th: Lecture by Ioannis Mylonopolos
Columbia University’s Excavation Project at the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Onchestos, Boeotia

November 14th: Lecture by Laurie Rush
Saving the Past to Protect the Future; Heritage and Conflict

February 7th: Lecture by Peter B. de Menocal
How human history has been shaped by climate – the link between African climate change and human culture

March 20th: Lecture by Richard Buckley
Richard III, The King Under the Car Park: the story of the search for the burial place of England’s last Plantagenet king

April 26th: Lecture by Sarah Clayton
The End of Teotihuacan: Perspectives on Urban Life, Collapse, and Regeneration from beyond the Ancient Metropolis

May 4th: Lecture by Jennifer Udell
Hidden in Plain Sight: Three Attic Vases from the Century Association in New York

2015–2016 Lecture Series

September 28th: Lecture by Arnulf Hausleiter
Arabia at the crossroads of cultures: The oasis of Tayma

October 19th: Lecture by Erik Nielsen
Poggio Civitate

November 19th: Lecture by Michael Chazen
Wonderwerk Cave: Archaeology at the Edge of the Kalahari

February 4th: Lecture by Sebastian Heath
Narrative Approaches to Counting Roman Amphitheaters

March 21st: Lecture by Patricia McAnany
Maya Cultural Heritage: How Archaeologists and Indigenous Peoples Create and Conserve the Past

April 21st: Lecture by Michael Parker Pearson
Stonehenge: new research

May 5th: Lecture by Richard W. Hunter
The Pre-Park History and Archaeology of Central Park – Some Recent Discoveries

2014–2015 Lecture Series

September 29th: Lecture by Michael Seymour
The earliest excavations at Babylon

October 20th: Lecture by Mark Lehner
On the Waterfront at Giza: Workers’ Town and Pyramid Port – Latest Discoveries

November 12th: Lecture by Shara Bailey
Making sense of Neandertals: what we have learned from bones, teeth and genes

February 4th: Lecture by Kathryn Sampeck
How Chocolate Came to Be

March 3rd: Lecture by Ian Burrow
The Dutch across the River: The fortified village of Bergen, Jersey City

April 28th: Lecture by Drew Wilburn
Sorcery in the Soil: Finding Magic at Graeco-Roman Karanis in Egypt

May 14th: Lecture by Adam Watson
Sacred Birds of Pueblo Bonito and the Mesoamerican Connection: Evidence for Ritual Uses of Birds and Long Distance Exchange at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico (AD 800–1200)

2013–2014 Lecture Series

September 24th: Lecture by Alex Bauer
Landscapes and Seascapes of the ancient Black Sea: the first and next 15 years of the Sinop Regional Archaeological Project

October 8th: Lecture by Lorenzo D’Alfonso
The Forgotten Kingdom of Tuwana in Central Anatolia

November 14th: Lecture by Jennifer Campbell
Mughal Caravanserais: Anchoring Landscapes of Identity, Exchange, and Power in Northern South Asia

January 27th: Lecture by Alyssa Loorya
Re-discovering South Street Seaport – New York City’s Relationship with Water

February 3rd: Lecture by Patrick Hunt
Seven Aztec and Inca Plants that Changed the World: Maize, Tomato, Chocolate, Potato, Coca, Quinoa, Cinchona

March 6th: Lecture by Hrvoje Potrebica
Women in the Iron Age – weavers of destiny (central Europe)

April 3rd: Lecture by Zoe Crossland
Preserving Memory from Oblivion: The Archaeology of Death and Burial in Post-medieval Britain

May 22nd: Lecture by Pamela Crabtree
State Formation in Anglo-Saxon England