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Lecture Schedule for 2017-2018

Lectures are held at 7:30 p.m. in the McClung Museum Auditorium. They are open to the public and free of charge. A reception will follow each.

  • Tuesday September 26.
    Megan King, Dept. of Anthropology, UT
    “Gender, Lithics, and Perishable Technology: Searching for Evidence of Split-Cane Technology in the Archaeological Record at the Mussel Beach Site (40MI70).”
  • Thursday October 19
    Andrea De Giorgi, Florida State University
    “Antioch the Great: An Elusive Metropolis?” AIA Kershaw Lecture in Near Eastern Archaeology.
    • Extra class seminar CLAS 439
      “Recent Excavations at Cosa.”
      Wed. October 18 at 12:20 - 1:10 pm in HSS 104.
  • Thursday November 2
    Dylan Bloy, Dept. of Classics, UT
    “Romans, Lombards, and Antiquarians at the Roman Villa of Vacone, Italy.”
  • Monday November 27
    Sahar Saleem, Cairo University
    “Scanning the Pharaohs: CT Imaging of the New Kingdom Royal Mummies.” Eleventh Harry C. Rutledge Memorial Lecture in Archaeology.
    • Extra class seminar, CLAS 439
      Mon. Nov. 27, HSS 104, 12:20PM.
  • Thursday January 25
    Jerolyn Morrison, University of Leicester
    “Cooking up New Perspectives for Late Minoan IB Domestic Activities: An Experimental Approach to Understanding the Possibilities and Probabilities of Ancient Cooking Pot Use.”
    Dr. Morrison will also host two workshops:
    • Tuesday, Jan. 23, 9:40 AM
      Ceramics Workshop
      Dr. Morrison will lead participants in the process of making Bronze Age cooking pots.
      **Please note that this workshop will be held at Mighty Mud, 127 Jennings Ave, Knoxville.**
    • Friday, Jan. 26, 4:45 PM
      Cooking Workshop

      Dr. Morrison will be teaching a cooking class involving Cretan herbs and foods, showing what the inhabitants of Minoan Crete would have eaten in their daily lives.
      **This workshop will be held at Central Collective, 923 N Central St.**

      As space is limited for both of the workshops, please RSVP with Dr. Stephen Collins-Elliott ( if you wish to participate!

  • Tuesday February 6
    Michaelyn Harle, Tennessee Valley Authority
    “The Shifting Role of “Motherhood” among Late Prehistoric Communities in Tennessee.”
  • Thursday March 8
    Lisa C. Khan, George Mason University
    “Reconstructing and Firing a Greek Kiln: a Project in Experimental Archaeology” AIA William D.E. Coulson Memorial Lecture.
  • Thursday April 5
    Bailey Young, Eastern Illinois University
    “Let’s Be Frank(s)! The Merovingians as the Pioneers of Medieval Europe.”

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