Texas Tech University

Past AIA Lectures


  • Claire Novotny, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Kenyon College
    Social Identity in the Maya Hinterlands: Ancient Daily Life Meets Modern Heritage in Aguacate Village, Belize

    Thursday March 8th, 5:30pm
    Livermore Center 101
  • Jake Morton, Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, Visiting Assistant Professor, Swarthmore College
    Practicalities of Ancient Greek Sacrifice

    Wednesday, March 28th, 5:15pm
    Animal and Food Science 101
  • John Dobbins, Professor of Roman Art, University of Virginia
    Advanced Technology Sheds New Light on the House of the Drinking Contest at Antioch
    AIA National Lecture

    Thursday April 5th, 5:30pm
    Livermore Center 101

  • Christopher Witmore, Associate Professor of Archaeology, Texas Tech University
    Teillager 6, Sværholt: The Archaeology of a POW camp in Finnmark, Arctic Norway

    Thursday, September 28, 2017, 5:30pm
    HUMSCI 226

  • Floyd McCoy, Professor of Geology, Geophysics, and Oceanography, University of Hawaii - Windward
    AIA Joukowsky Lecture
    The Late Bronze Age Eruption of Thera (Santorini)

    Thursday, October 26, 2017, 5:30pm
    HUMSCI 226

  • Anna Novotny, Assistant Professor of Bioarchaeology, Texas Tech University
    Ritual Emulation of Ancient Maya Elite Mortuary Traditions During the Classic Period at Cahal Pech, Belize 

    Thursday, November 30, 2017, 5:30pm
    HUMSCI 226


Women, Children and Families in the Military Communities of the Western Roman Empire
Lecturer: Elizabeth M. Greene, University of Western Ontario
Thursday 5:35, October 20th AFS 101

Piecing a Site Together: The Archaeology of the Roman Colony of Libarna
Hannah Friedman CMLL, TTU
Thursday 5:35, November 3rd MCOM 57

Co-Sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work
Drought and its Demographic Effects in the Maya Lowlands
Julie A. Hoggarth, Department of Anthropology, Baylor University
Monday 5:35, November 14th English & Philosophy 001

Archaeology and Heritage of the Human Movement into Space
Lecturer: Justin St. P. Walsh, Chapman University
Thursday 5:35 pm, April 6th

Graduate Student Research
Lecturers: Kristine Mallinson; Jackson Vaughn; Mike Boyles
Thursday 5:35 pm, April 27th


Joukowsky Lecture
Of Pompeii and Politics
J. Theodore Peña, University of California, Berkley
Thursday October 15, 2015 5:35 pm, MCOM 075

Anthropology & Photography in the 18th century
Carla Manfredi, University of Hawaii
Thursday October 29, 2015 5:35pm, MCOM 075

Old Lands: A Chorography of the Eastern Morea, Greece
Chris Witmore, Texas Tech University
Thursday November 12, 5:35pm MCOM 067

Revisiting a Late Bronze Age time capsule: first results from the 2014-2015 excavations at Pyla-Kokkinokremos (Cyprus)
Simon Jusseret, Université catholique de Louvain
Thursday February 11 5:35 MCOM 057

Reconstructing and Firing a Greek Kiln: a Project in Experimental Archaeology
Lisa Kahn, George Mason University
Thursday, March 31, 2016 5:35 MCOM 359

Cultural Commodities: Oil and Wine in Pre-Classical Greece
Catherine Pratt, University of Western Ontario
Wednesday April 6, 5:35 MCOM 353

In conjunction with the Art Department we would like to announce:
Carolyn Boyd, Shumla Archaeological Research & Education Center in Comstock TX
"Layers of Meaning: A Stratigraphic Analysis of the White Shaman Pictorial Narrative"
Wednesday April 20, 5:30 Texas Tech School of Art


Characterizing a Middle Bronze Palatial Wine Cellar from Tel Kabri, Israel.
Andrew Koh, Department of Classical Studies, Brandeis University
October 9, 2014

Anthropogenic Pollution
Russell Adams, Department of Anthropology, University of Waterloo
October 23, 2014

History of the National Ranching Heritage Center
Scott White, Special Projects Manager and Curator of Art, National Ranching Heritage Center
November 20, 2014

Exploring the Early Bronze Age in Jordan: A Report on Recent Excavations at Khirbat Iskandar
Jesse Long, Lubbock Christian University
Dean, College of Biblical Studies and Behavioral Sciences; Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Archaeology
February 12, 2015

Alison Futrell, Associate Professor of History, University of Arizona
March 5, 2015

After the Collapse: Crete in the Early Iron Age
Leslie Day, Emeritus Professor of Classics, Wabash College
April 23, 2015


International Archaeology Day Fair
October 17th, 2013

Native Homelands and Foreign Frontiers: New Perspectives on the Spanish Missions of South Texas
Tamra Walter, Associate Professor, The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Texas Tech University
October 17, 2013

Ionian sanctuaries and the Ionian space in the Archaic Period
Kenan Eren, Assistant Professor, Department of Archaeology, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
November 7, 2013

Alaska's Gold Rush Maritime Landscape
John Jensen, University of Rhode Island / Sea Education Association
November 14, 2013

The Story of the Red Mountain: Memory and Landscape in Hittite Anatolia
Ömür Harmansah, Assistant Professor, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University
January 23, 2013

Identifying Children's Graffiti in Roman Campania
Katherine Huntley, Assistant Professor, History Department, Boise State University
April 3, 2014

Archaeology and Classics Day
April 4th, 2014

Egypt's Last Royal Pyramids: The Monuments of King Ahmose at Abydos
Stephen Harvey, Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University
April 10, 2014


The Once and Future Dig: Texas Tech's Maya Research Initiative at Chan Chich, Belize
Brett A Houk, Associate Professor, The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Texas Tech University

Ancient Sounds of Greece
Nikos Xanthoulis, Associate Researcher with the Academy of Athens, Greece and Head of Educational Programs with the Greek National Opera

The Roman Faynan: Local resources vs imperial will
Hannah Friedman, Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology, CMLL, Texas Tech University

Living the good life? Health trends of Romans
Robert R. Paine, Professor of Anthropology, Texas Tech University

Roman sarcophagi from Aphrodisias: Meaning of iconography in local social context
Esen Ogus, Assistant Professor of Art History, Texas Tech University

Why the West Rules - For Now
Ian Morris, Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics and Professor of History, Stanford University
An AIA-endorsed lecture hosted by the Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, Texas Tech University

Gladiators at Pompeii: Roman Spectacle in a Small Town
Steven Tuck, Associate Professor of Classics and Art History, Miami University


Crete before the Cretans: New Evidence for Very Ancient Mariners
Thomas Strasser, Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Providence College

Sværholt: Recovered memories of a WWII POW camp
Bjørnar Olsen, Professor of Archaeology, University of Tromsø, and Christopher Witmore, Associate Professor, TTU

The Magnificent Peutinger Map: Roman Cartography at its Most Creative A Joukowsky Lecture
Richard Talbert, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of History with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Heraldry for the Dead: The Engraved Stone Plaques of Neolithic Iberia
Katina Lillios, Associate Professor, Anthropology Department of the University of Iowa

Death in the Province: Mortuary Practices and Roman Imperialism in Syria and Lebanon
Lidewidje de Jong, Assistant Professor, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Resurrecting Dead Romans: Reconstructing the Lives of Slaves and Freedmen from their Tombs and Epitaphs: An Anita Krause Bader Lecture in Mediterranean Archaeology
Linda Maria Gigante, Associate Professor of Art History, the University of Louisville

The Trowel is Mightier than the Sword: Archaeology, Media, and Life in the Roman Army
Lee Brice, Associate Professor of Ancient History, Western Illinois University

La Venta: Sex, the City and a Visual Creation Narrative, 600 BC
Carolyn E. Tate, Professor of Pre-Columbian Art History, Texas Tech University

Harena sine calce (“Sand without lime”): Building Disasters, Incompetent Architects, and Construction Fraud in Ancient Rome: A Charles Eliot Norton Lecture
John Peter Oleson, University of Victoria Distinguished Professor of Greek and Roman Studies, the University of Victoria

Maintaining the Polis: Landscape, Media, and Spaces of Coexistence
Christopher L. Witmore, Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology, Texas Tech University

Ice Age Art: A Look at the Visual Cultures of the Pleistocene
April Nowell, Associate Professor, the University of Victoria

Fall 2009

Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology, and Environmental Change in South America
Prof. Greg Zaro, University of Maine

Encountering the Early Bronze Age in Jordan: The EB IV Area C Gateway and Cemeteries at Khirbet Iskander
Prof. Jesse Long, Lubbock Christian University

Guided tour of Blackwater Draw (museum and locality no. 1)
Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Omega House in Athens: Christianizing the City of Athena
Prof, Barbara Tsakirgis, Vanderbilt University

Guided tour of The Art of the Mission of Northern New Spain and of the Greek and Roman Collections

Investigating Planning, Ritual and Power at La Milpa, Belize
Prof. Brett Houk, Texas Tech University