Upcoming Events


Lecture Series 2016

All lectures are from 6:00-7:00 PM and admission is free.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Buildings and Builders in Mid-Republican Rome

Seth Bernard, University of Toronto

Anthropology Building AP 130, 19 Russell Street, University of Toronto

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Shang and Their World

Roderick Campbell, New York University

Anthropology Building AP 130, 19 Russell Street, University of Toronto

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Magic Mountain in Minoan Art and Religion

Nanno Marinaros, Univeristy of Illinois

Anthropology Building AP 130, 19 Russell Street, University of Toronto


For more information see: www.aiatoronto.ca



Lecture Series 2016

Friday, January 22, 2016

Gebel Adda Excavations: The Unfinished Story

Dr. Krzysztof Grzymski, Royal Ontario Museum

Friday, February 26, 2016

Life and Death in North Abydos: A Bioarchaeological Approach to Studying Ancient Egypt

Janet Khuu James, University of Toronto

Friday, March 25, 2016

Royal Ancestors in the Process of Legitimisation of Power Among the Nubian Kings of the 8th-3rd Century BC

Jessica Bouchard, Université du Québec à Montréal

Friday, April 22, 2016

Hatshepsut in an African Context: A Comparative Case Study

Tristan Samuels, University of Toronto

All lectures will begin at 7 pm and take place in the Earth Sciences Centre (5 Bancroft Ave.) in room B142 of the University of Toronto campus.

For more information: thessea.org










Mosque at Medina Azahara near Cordoba Spain


Gayle Gibson will be offering a course of four lectures for the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities.

City Gods and Patron SaintsMeg Morden

So many spectacular finds have been made in Thebes, that other major centres of Egyptian civilization are often neglected.  We recognize the roles of Amun-Re and Mut, but Ptah, Djehuty, Neith, Khnum and Min often seem to be minor players in the drama of Ancient Egyptian religion and thought.  In this course, we will try to understand the place of those deities and their families, focusing on the cities of Memphis, Elephantine, Hermopolis, Coptos and Sais. 

The course will be offered successive Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, January 20-February 10, 2016— a total of 4 sessions.

For more information, contact the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities.


On the weekend of January 15-17, Gayle will be leading a small group to New York for conducted tours of the Egyptian collections of the Metropolitan Museum and the Brooklyn Museum which, between them, house some of the finest antiquities from that ancient land. Right now, until January 24, the Met is featuring a wonderful Middle Kingdom exhibition that is not to be missed. Accomodation will be in a four-star beaux arts hotel within walking distance of the Met. The cost will be $475US exclusive of air fare. For more information, visit Ancient Egypt Alive.


There have been no new articles in well over a year (retired life is very agreeable) but there are a number of irons in the fire. There will be a heavy emphasis on Scottish archaeology which is presently in a very dynamic phase due to the spectacular discoveries being unearthed on the Ness of Brodgar in Orkney. Much of what we know of the European Neolithic, let alone the British or Scottish, and is going to require a severe rethink of the whole subject. Stay tuned.

Ness of Brodgar, 2015

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