Archaeological Associates of Greenwich hosts fall lectures

Archaeological Associates of Greenwich will feature the following speakers in the fall on Saturdays, at 2 p.m. on Sept. 17, Oct. 15 and Nov. 12, at  the Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive, Greenwich.

Programs are free to AAG, Bruce Museum members and students with an ID. Non-member admission is $20.    

  • Sept. 17: “Deciphering the Obelisk: Obsession Helps Break the Hieroglyphic Code.“ Speaker: Egyptologist Bob Brier Professor Brier’s recent new book Cleopatra’s Needles: the Lost Obelisk of Egypt will be available at his lecture.
  • Oct. 15: “Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Oplontis: New Archaeological Research in the Shadow of Vesuvius.” Speaker: Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, Professor and Chair, Department of Classical Studies, Brandeis University. Long time expert on these sites, she will reveal a major study from a team of scholars. Alert: The date is also Archaeological Institute of America (the AIA) International Archaeology Day.
  • Nov. 12: “Archaeology, Climate Change and Human Society, or How the Past can Help Us Understand the Present.” Speaker: President of the Archaeological Institute of America Andrew M.T. Moore. He will talk about how current research is showing that the subsequent rise and fall of major civilizations across the Middle East and elsewhere was strongly influenced by cycles of climate change. The example is the early village of Abu Hureyra in Syria where he has excavated.

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