Nothing’s changed in politics? You may think we’re experiencing a crazy political season today but in the world of ancient Athens, citizens were just as tired of the shenanigans of politicians as they are today. By the time that Aristophanes, began to produce some of the greatest Greek comedies, the idea of democracy had … More Modern Political Parody – 25 Centuries Ago
Was Stonehenge a burial site, a calendar, or a place of ritual? You may have thought experts had discovered everything about mysterious Stonehenge. Oh, how wrong they were! Stonehenge still has secrets to reveal. Two upcoming events showcase the new discoveries being made at the iconic site of Stonehenge and shine a spotlight on how … More Everything Experts Knew About Stonehenge is Changing
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Just in time for the holiday feasting season, learn about the discovery of an ancient pit and the experimental archaeological project that followed to recreate a Neolithic feast. Could our feasts be the result of one of humankind’s greatest inventions? Few things define us as humans as does the food…
MAKE NO BONES ABOUT IT “My research interests are stabbing and dismemberment.” That statement is guaranteed to grab one’s attention! Sarah Hainsworth, our speaker on Tuesday, April 21 at the talk “Richard III Rediscovered,” discusses her role on investigative team from the University of Leicester: My work helps criminal prosecutions by identifying which implements or … More Make No Bones About It
Just in time for the rodeo, little cowboys and cowgirls can learn how the American cowboy shares ways of life with the Bedouin and the Native American. These nomadic cultures are featured when the Archaeological Institute of America, Houston, presents a “Children’s Heritage Excursion” on Feb. 28 and March 1, 2015 at the Houston Museum … More “On the Trail” Children’s Heritage Excursion
Are there saints among us? Just in time for All Souls Day, discover the answer in the upcoming tour of Houston’s historic cemeteries conducted by the Archaeological Institute of America-Houston Society and cosponsored by The Buffalo Soldiers Museum, The Heritage Society, and the Alexander Love Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the … More Our Houston Saints Cemetery Tour
Many of the ethnicities that lived along the Silk Route make their home today in the amazingly diverse city of Houston. A few weeks ago, as a compliment to our talk focused on the Silk Routes, 54 people climbed aboard a bus that took them to sites in Houston connected to faiths and cultures of the … More Silk Route Recap
“It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.” I always loved that R.E.M. song and the way Michael Stipe sang it, and who knows…we might even be able to experience such an event on Dec. 21, 2012, when the Maya Long Count calendar comes to an end. But then … More The End of the World as the Maya Know It?
There is nothing in the ancient world that so transfixes us in the modern world as Egypt and particularly King Tut. I just visited the King Tut exhibit at the MFAH, and enjoyed it thoroughly. Room after room of magnificence and fascination. And the museum doesn’t shy away from the fact that Tut was a … More Murder on the Nile?
And here I thought pirates either looked like Johnny Depp or Cap’n Crunch, or maybe like Jerry Seinfeld in a puffy shirt. Thankfully, our AIA-Houston season is off to a great start, and as always, I’m learning more and more. Where should I start… I’m quite excited about our new INSITES reading group. I ordered … More Captain Henry Morgan raids Houston AIA