Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Landscapes of Heritage at the Blackfeet Boarding School, Montana

Lecture: ARF Brownbag: Other Cal Archaeology | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 William A. White III, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

For centuries, the Blackfeet people of northern Montana crafted a cultural landscape that served as the backdrop against which life was lived. By the nineteenth century, Blackfeet ways and landscapes had changed but fragments of their past remained. The boarding school system of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was designed by the United States government as a formal program to...   More >

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Everybody Poops: Using Fecal Stanols to Track Cahokia Region Population Change and Evaluate Ideas on Cahokia’s Decline

Lecture: ARF Brownbag: Other Cal Archaeology | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 AJ White, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

Fecal stanols provide a proxy of population change by identifying variations in the amount of trace human waste products retained in sediment. We used fecal stanol data from Horseshoe Lake, Illinois, as a population proxy to evaluate the role of flooding, droughts, and environmental degradation in Cahokia’s demographic decline. We find that both Mississippi River flooding and warm season droughts...   More >

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Racializing Assemblages and History Making: Why the Black Regulars of Fort Davis’ Past is Told the Way it is…

Lecture: ARF Brownbag: Other Cal Archaeology | September 27 | 12-1 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Laurie Wilkie, Department Chair and Professor, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

Racializing assemblages are those sets of practices and policies employed by governments, institutions, and society to enforce and naturalize racial inequalities. In the summer of 2017, using Stahl research funds, I was able to spend 10 days in the National Archives investigating documentary traces left by the black regulars of Fort Davis. The experience left me thinking broadly about the ways...   More >

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Brown Bag Lecture

Lecture: ARF Brownbag: Other Cal Archaeology | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Justin Dunnavant, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Archaeological Research Facility

This is part of a brown bag lecture series

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Returning The Gift: A Case for Andean Reciprocity as a Foundation of Archaeological Research Design

Lecture: ARF Brownbag | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Kat Huggins, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation outlines first the benefits of Mauss’ proposition of total social phenomenon, but goes on to critique and reject the widespread use of Mauss’ model in the Andean region

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Brown Bag Lecture

Lecture: ARF Brownbag: Other Cal Archaeology | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Evan Muzzall, University of California, Berkeley D-Lab

 Archaeological Research Facility

This is part of a brown bag lecture series

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Brown Bag Lecture

Lecture: ARF Brownbag: Other Cal Archaeology | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Lucy Gill, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

This is part of a brown bag lecture series

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Brown Bag Lecture

Lecture: ARF Brownbag: Other Cal Archaeology | November 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Jesse Obert, University of California, Berkeley Department of History

 Archaeological Research Facility

This is part of a brown bag lecture,

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Brown Bag Lecture

Lecture: ARF Brownbag: Other Cal Archaeology | November 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 David Hyde, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

This is part of a brown bag lecture series.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Brown Bag Lecture

Lecture: ARF Brownbag: Other Cal Archaeology | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Ben Porter, University of California, Berkeley Hearst Museum

 Archaeological Research Facility

This is part of a brown bag lecture series.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Brown Bag Lecture

Lecture: ARF Brownbag: Other Cal Archaeology | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Christine Hastorf, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

This is part of a brown bag lecture series.