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All upcoming Archaeology programs

All upcoming Archaeology programs

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Session 2 of 4
February 29, 2024

Anatolia’s colorful history has left a windfall of riches—ancient ruins, ornate Byzantine churches, supremely elegant mosques, and splendid Ottoman palaces. In an illustrated series, Serif Yenen, a Turkish-born tour guide and author, highlights the heritage and splendor of ancient Türkiye through an examination of some of its cultural gems.


Session 3 of 4
March 7, 2024

Anatolia’s colorful history has left a windfall of riches—ancient ruins, ornate Byzantine churches, supremely elegant mosques, and splendid Ottoman palaces. In an illustrated series, Serif Yenen, a Turkish-born tour guide and author, highlights the heritage and splendor of ancient Türkiye through an examination of some of its cultural gems.


Session 4 of 4
March 14, 2024

Anatolia’s colorful history has left a windfall of riches—ancient ruins, ornate Byzantine churches, supremely elegant mosques, and splendid Ottoman palaces. In an illustrated series, Serif Yenen, a Turkish-born tour guide and author, highlights the heritage and splendor of ancient Türkiye through an examination of some of its cultural gems.


Session 1 of 2
April 6, 2024

Strategically located for trade, rich in resources, and containing a variety of cultural traditions, the civilizations of Southeast Asia are among the most dynamic in the world. Art historian Robert DeCaroli examines the cultural and artistic traditions of ancient Southeast Asia with a focus on the royal arts of the great civilizations that arose within the borders of modern Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Burma (Myanmar), and Vietnam. (World Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit)


April 9, 2024

Some of the most iconic artifacts of the Ice Age are more than 200 so-called Venus figurines. Made by hunter-gatherers from stone, bone, ivory, and even kiln-fired clay 10,000 to 40,000 years ago, these female statuettes have been found at archaeological sites from France to Siberia. Were they toys, educational aids, dolls, personal ornaments, or sexual artifacts? All of these at once—or something else entirely? Paleolithic archaeologist April Nowell explores what they might have meant to the societies who made them and the complicated history of the interpretation of Venus figurines. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)


April 10, 2024

Archaeology enables us to reconstruct with a great degree of accuracy the city of Jerusalem as it appeared in the 1st century CE, where Jesus spent his final days on earth. Drawing on her book Jerusalem Through the Ages: From Its Beginnings to the Crusades, archaeologist Jodi Magness surveys the history and archaeology of Jerusalem with a focus on the buildings of King Herod the Great and provides an overview of other key sites associated with Jesus in Jerusalem.


Session 2 of 2
April 13, 2024

Strategically located for trade, rich in resources, and containing a variety of cultural traditions, the civilizations of Southeast Asia are among the most dynamic in the world. Art historian Robert DeCaroli examines the cultural and artistic traditions of ancient Southeast Asia with a focus on the royal arts of the great civilizations that arose within the borders of modern Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Burma (Myanmar), and Vietnam. (World Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit)


May 1, 2024

China has more than three thousand years of recorded history, but misconceptions abound at every stage. Historian Justin Jacobs clears up misinterpretations as he takes you on a thematic tour of four important topics in ancient Chinese history. Each lecture includes a rich, nuanced overview based on the latest scholarship and illustrated with copious slides. This session focuses on the relations with nomads.


May 8, 2024

China has more than three thousand years of recorded history, but misconceptions abound at every stage. Historian Justin Jacobs clears up misinterpretations as he takes you on a thematic tour of four important topics in ancient Chinese history. Each lecture includes a rich, nuanced overview based on the latest scholarship and illustrated with copious slides. This session focuses on the sacred mountains.


May 15, 2024

China has more than three thousand years of recorded history, but misconceptions abound at every stage. Historian Justin Jacobs clears up misinterpretations as he takes you on a thematic tour of four important topics in ancient Chinese history. Each lecture includes a rich, nuanced overview based on the latest scholarship and illustrated with copious slides. This session focuses on the civil service exams.