Past FOA Events

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April 17, 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Willeke Wendrich, Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, cordially invites Friends of Archaeology members to a special dinner and lecture on April 17, 2018 with Drs. Megan O'Neill, Associate Curator in the Art of the Ancient Americas, LACMA and Laura Maccarelli, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Conservation Science, LACMA. The reception will begin at 6:00pm and be followed by dinner at 6:45pm.  

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Location: California Room in the UCLA Faculty Center, 480 Charles E. Young Drive, UCLA
Contact: Jill Silton Email: jsilton (at) ioa.ucla.edu
April 7, 2018
10:00am

Dr. John Jonson, Curator of Anthropology, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, will meet us at the museum and discuss Native American artifacts in their collection. An excursion to the Chumash Painted Cave is also planned to be included.

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Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Contact: Jill Silton Email: jsilton (at) ioa.ucla.edu
January 16, 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Willeke Wendrich, Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, cordially invites Friends of Archaeology members to a special dinner and lecture on January 16, 2018 with Susan Parker, Academic Director, Pitzer in Ontario Program Associate Professor of Environmental Analysis Pitzer College, Claremont, CA. The reception will begin at 6:00pm and be followed by dinner at 6:45pm. 

This event is restricted to Friends of Archaeology. For more information about becoming a Friend, please visit our membership page.

Location: California Room in the UCLA Faculty Center, 480 Charles E. Young Drive, UCLA
Contact: Jill Silton Email: jsilton (at) ioa.ucla.edu
October 3, 2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Willeke Wendrich, Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, cordially invites Friends of Archaeology members to a special dinner and lecture on October 3, 2017 with Alan Farahani, Post Doctoral Scholar, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA. The reception will begin at 6:00pm and be followed by dinner at 6:45pm. 

This event is restricted to Friends of Archaeology. For more information about becoming a Friend, please visit our membership page.

Location: California Room in the UCLA Faculty Center, 480 Charles E. Young Drive, UCLA
Contact: Jill Silton Email: jsilton (at) ioa.ucla.edu
June 20, 2017
12:00pm

June 20 - July 1, 2017

On this trip, Director's Council members saw behind the scenes of the Museo Egizio in Turin, Itlay—the second largest collection of Egyptian antiquities (after Cairo)—and explored Rome with the experts!

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April 25, 2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Willeke Wendrich, Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, cordially invites Friends of Archaeology members to a special dinner on April 25, 2017 where three excellent students will present their research. The reception will begin at 6:00pm and be followed by dinner at 6:45pm. 

Ellen Hsieh

Archaeology of the Boxer Codex: Spanish, Chinese, and Indigenous reactions in the Colonial Philippines

Karime Castillo

Glass Production in New Spain: Some Results of a Study in Technology Transfer and Adaptation

Adam diBattista

Hippo Tooth and Hog Tusk: Worked Animal Material at Ancient Methone

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Academic Excellence flyer

Location: California Room in the UCLA Faculty Center, 480 Charles E. Young Drive, UCLA
Contact: Jill Silton
March 12, 2017
1:00pm to 4:00pm

On March 12, 2017, Anthony Caldwell, manager of the Scholarly Innovation Lab at UCLA, took an FoA group on a tour of architectural treasures in downtown Los Angeles, focusing in particular on the old movie theaters that at one time studded the stretch of Broadway from Third Street to Ninth Street. As the heart of the entertainment capital of the world, Broadway was home to over two dozen picture palaces in various architectural styles: Beaux Arts, Art Deco, Neoclassical, Baroque and Spanish Renaissance­—and of course, some that defy labeling. FoA members were treated to a fascinating discourse on the background of each building, with plenty of history and a few colorful details.

Location: Downtown Los Angeles Historic Core
Contact: Jill Silton
January 31, 2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Willeke Wendrich, Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, cordially invites Friends of Archaeology members to a special dinner on January 31, 2017 with Professor Kara Cooney, Egyptian Art and Architecture, UCLA. The reception will begin at 6:00pm and be followed by dinner at 6:45pm. 

For millennia, wealthy ancient Egyptians relied on materialist productions like coffins to encapsulate their funerary beliefs in the transformation of the dead. But how did Egyptians determined to equip themselves materially for the transformation into the afterlife respond and adapt in a brutal time of political, economic, and social collapse? This lecture will examine the evidence for coffin reuse within the context of the 20th and 21st Dynasties. 

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Recycling the Materiality of Death flyer

Location: California Room in the UCLA Faculty Center, 480 Charles E. Young Drive, UCLA
Contact: Jill Silton
October 25, 2016
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Willeke Wendrich, Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, cordially invites Friends of Archaeology members to a special dinner on October 25, 2016 with Professor Janine Gasco, Cal. State Dominguez Hills. The reception will begin at 6:00pm and be followed by dinner at 6:45pm. 

Beginning with the earliest known evidence for cacao consumption almost 4000 years ago in Chiapas Mexico, to the growing demand for chocolate in China, India, and elsewhere, one trend has never changed: once you get a taste for chocolate you can never live without it. In this talk we follow the trail over 4000 years as ancient, and more recently, contemporary merchants peddle their chocolate, and people from around the world discover its many virtues.

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Chocolate Conquers the World flyer

Location: California Room in the UCLA Faculty Center, 480 Charles E. Young Drive, UCLA
Contact: Jill Silton