Past Events


    2016

  • April 1 - Archeological Research Center Conference

    Modeling Culture: 3D Archeology and the future of the past 

    Organizers:
    Elaine Sullivan, UC Santa Cruz
    J. Cameron Monroe, UC Santa Cruz
    Conference Theme:
    The past decade has witnessed a dramatic surge in the availability and use of digital technologies in Archaeology, where the increasing power and declining cost of computing technology has transformed the way we think about collecting, analyzing, and presenting archaeological data. While many technologies have been adopted and adapted into the field, the potential for 3D modeling is still being explored. This conference asks leading innovators in the use of 3D research methods to present and evaluate the impact and future of this new technology on the study of the past.
    Speakers:
    Michael Ashley, Center for Digital Archaeology · Edward González-Tennant, Digital Heritage · Interactive Susan Kuzminsky, UC Santa Cruz · Nicola Lercari, UC Merced · Tom Levy, UC San Diego · Bernard K. Means, Virginia Commonwealth University · Rachel Opitz, Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies · John Rick, Stanford University · Elaine Sullivan, UC Santa Cruz · Willeke Wendrich, UC Los Angeles
    Keynote Address:
    Ruth Tringham, UC Berkeley

    Friday, April 1, 2016 • 9am - 5:30pm UC Santa Cruz • McHenry Library, Room 4286

  • March 3 - Archaeological Institute of America Lecture

    The beginnings of social inequality: The earliest gold mine of the world in the Caucasus (Georgia)

    with Professor Thomas Stoellner, the Ruhr-University Bochum and the German Mining Museum 

     6 PM, reception to follow 
    210 Humanities 1 

  • March 2 - Lunch Talk

    Dr. Emily Egan, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History of Art and Visual Culture, UC Santa Cruz 

    12:30 – 1:30PM
    Social Sciences 1, room 261

  • February 19 - Frontiers in Archaeology Lecture

    Technology and society: A Comparison of Metallurgical Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa and in South America 

    with Professor David Killick Department of Anthropology University of Arizona 

    5:00  6:00 PM, reception to follow
    Humanities & Social Sciences, 259

  • February 18 - Research Seminar

    Archaeology under the microscope: the current state and possible future of archaeological science, featuring the following talks:

    Mobility and Exchange: Assessing herd management practices through stable isotope analysis
    with Anneke Janzen, Anthropology, UCSC
    Colonial Encounters and Climate Change: An ancient DNA perspective on the Population History of the Central Andes 
    with Professor Lars Fehren-Schmitz, Anthropology, UCSC 
    Archaeological Science as Anthropology: Two Decades of Research on Glaze-Painted Pottery from the American Southwest 
    with Professor Judith Habicht-Mauche, Anthropology, UCSC 
    Archaeological Sciences in the US and Beyond: Discussion and Commentary on the State of the Field
    with Professor David Killick, Anthropology, University of Arizona
    3:00 – 5:00 PM
    Social Sciences 1, 261
  • February 10 - Lunch Talk

    Temporal Patterns of Mexican Migrant Genetic Ancestry: Implications for Identification

    with Dr. Cris Hughes, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    12:30 – 1:30PM
    Social Sciences 1, room 261

  • February 3 - Lunch Talk

    Mobility, Massacres, and Marauding Maidens: The Viking Age from a Bioarchaeological Perspective

    with Cat Jarman, Ph.D. Student, University of Bristol

    12:30 – 1:30PM
    Social Sciences 1, room 261


  • 2015


  • December 2 - Lunch Talk

    Embodying the Goddess: The Practice of Tattooing in Ancient Egypt

    with Dr. Anne Austin, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, Standford University

    12:30-1:30pm
    Social Sciences 1, Room 261

  • November 20 - ARC Sponsored Events 

    Frontiers in Archaeology Lecture, Coalescence and Community at an Andean Hillfort Town: Ayawiri, Peru, AD 1300-1450

    with Professor Elizabeth ArkushUniversity of Pittsburgh Center for Ancient Studies & Archaeological Institute of America

    4:30-7 pm, 259 Humanities 2

     
  • November 18 - Lunch Talk

    Indigenous Archaeology in Central California: Social Memory and the Maintenance of Indigenous Homes and Landscapes

    with Peter Nelson, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley, Coast Miwok (Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria)

    12:30-1:30pm
    Social Sciences 1, Room 261

     
  • November 4 - Lunch Talk

    Native Residence and Resiliency in Colonial California

    with Dr. Tsim ScheiderAssistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, UCSC

    12:30-1:30pm,
    Social Sciences 1, Room 261

  • October 29 - ARC Sponsored Events 

    Ghosts and the Restless Dead in Ancient Egypt

    with Professor Rita Lucarelli, UC Berkeley, Department of Near East Studies, Center for Ancient Studies & Archaeological Institute of America

    4:30-7 pm, 202 Humanities

  • October 24 - ARC Sponsored Events

    Cowell Sesquicentennial (1865-2015) Public History Fair

    Friends of the Cowell Limeworks Public Event. Come Celebrate California Archaeology Month With Us!!

    1-4 pm, UCSC "New" Hay Barn

  • October 21 - Lunch Talks

    Field School Workshop

    The Whats, Whys, and Hows of Field Work

    12:30PM
    Soc Sci I, 261

  • October 14 - Lunch Talks

    The Archaeology of a Black Runaway Slave Reduction in Colonial Mexico

    with Dr. Adela AmaralUC President's Postdoc, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

    12:30-1:30pm
    Social Sciences 1, Room 261

  • May 27 - Special Seminar

    HAIR: History of Animals using Isotope Records

    with Thure E. Cerling, Distinguished Professor, Biology, Geology & Geophysics, University of Utah

    11 am 
    Earth & Marine Sciences A340

  • May 26 - Whole Earth Seminar

    African Environments of Human Evolution: The Isotope Evidence

    with Thure E. Cerling, Distinguished Professor, Biology, Geology & Geophysics, University of Utah

    4 pm 
    Natural Sciences Annex Room 101

     
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    May 7 - Frontiers in Archaeology Lectures

    Did the Black Death Spread to Sub-Saharan Africa?

    with Gérard Chouin, Assistant Professor of History, College of William and Mary
    5 pm
    Humanities 2, Room 259
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    April 21 - Frontiers in Archaeology Lectures

    The Archaeology of Globalisation: Recent Fieldwork in the Indian Ocean World

    with Professor Mark Horton, University of Bristol

    5pm
    Humantities 1, Room 202

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    April 9 - Archaeological Institute of America  Lectures 

    The Diplomat, the Dealer and the Digger: Writing the History of the Antiquities Trade in 19th Century Greece

    with Professor Yannis Galankis, University of Cambridge
    5pm
    Humanities 1, Room 210


  • Arch/Phys Lunch Talks

  • Arch/Phys Lunch Talks Are Held in Room 261 of Social Sciences 1 at 12:30pm - For more information see the Arch/Phys Homepage
  • April 8
    David Ingleman, Graduate Student, UCSC Department of Anthropology

    April 22
    Alex Bentley, University of Bristol

    May 6
    Kenneth Ames, Portland State University

    May 20
    Anneke Janzen, Doctoral Candidate, UCSC Department of Anthropology

    June 3
    Graduate School Workshop


  • Past Events


  • March 11

    A Primer to International Forensic Investigations of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

    with Stefan Prost, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

    12:30-1:30
    Social Sciences 1, Room 261

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    February 25

    Imagine Going to Church: An Outsider's View on What it Means to Work on Ancestral Remains within the San Francisco Bay Area

    with Fanya Becks, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
    12:30-1:30 
    Social Sciences 1, Room 261

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    January 30 - Archaeological Institute of America Public Lecture

    Uncovering a Nomadic City Along the Medieval Silk Road

    with Michael Frachetti, Associate Professor of Archaeology, University of Washington in St. Louis

     
     
  • February 11 - Arch/Phys Lunch Talk

    Finding Employment in Archaeology and Physical Anthropology

    with Erik Zaborsky and Dr. Lauren Zephro
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    January 28 - Arch/Phys Lunch Talk

    Liquid Power: The Socio-Economic Impact of Rum on the 18th and 19th Century Atlantic World


    with Charlotte Goudge, Postgraduate Researcher and Teaching Assistant, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol

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    January 14 - Arch/Phys Lunch Talk

    Paleogenetic analysis of pre-Columbian tuberculosis from the New World

    with Kelly Harkins, PhD, UCSC Dept. of Anthropology/UCSC Human Paleogenomics Lab