Lecture: ARF Brownbag | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Christopher Lowman, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology
During the late nineteenth century, perceptions of Asia were changing rapidly among the predominantly Euro-American United States public. Immigration, trade, and rising American imperialism shaped how Asia was imagined, affecting policy and society on both sides of the Pacific, for immigrants and for Asian peoples alike. Using a combination of historical archaeology, oral history, and museum... More >
Lecture: ARF Brownbag | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
My work explores human-environment interaction in the socially complex, ecologically variable landscape of pre-Hispanic Nicaragua. It employs a historical ecology conception of landscape to investigate networks of interaction centered around Lake Cocibolca, the largest source of freshwater in Central America, which continues to be an important locale for resource extraction and exchange.... More >
Lecture: ARF Brownbag | April 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Felicia De Pena, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology
My work is focused on situating the transmission of flintknapping knowledge between mobile Epipaleolithic hunter-gatherer peoples of the Levant through chaîne opératoire. By refitting bladelet cores at Kharaneh IV, I strive to identify how individuals learned to flintknap, from raw material acquisition through the production of the final tool. I view the knowledge transmission process as a proxy... More >
Lecture: ARF Brownbag | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
This talk reviews the results of a research project conducted in Nuu, Kaupō, Maui. The focus of this project was an examination of the kauhale (house complex) construction phenomena researchers in Hawaiian archaeology postulate reflect a gender-segregated use of space and gender-segregated activities. Previous work in Hawaiian archaeology has relied on late 19th and early 20th century... More >
Lecture: ARF Brownbag | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Geoffrey Taylor, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology
Huari is the proposed capital of the Wari cultural group whose architectural, ceramic, and iconographic traditions spread to distant parts of the Peruvian highlands during the Middle Horizon (AD 600-1000). With this presentation, I will introduce Wari studies and re-appraise the current state of archaeological evidence on the activities of Wari people. I will then investigate the botanical... More >
Lecture: ARF Brownbag | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
In 2011 and 2012 the archaeological site of El-Hibeh in Middle Egypt was badly looted in the aftermath of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Every part of the ancient tell, once a first millennium BCE provincial city, was violated--from above, from below, and from the side. In our 2017 field season we began the process of assessing the damage and figuring out how to proceed in future.
Lecture: ARF Brownbag | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
The initial Wednesday meeting of the semester is a coordination meeting for ARF Faculty, Grad Students and Staff. There is no public lecture. The first lecture occurs on the next Wednesday (Sept 5).
Lecture: ARF Brownbag | September 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
This talk will examine several paleoenvironmental studies from the Maya lowlands as a basis for developing a broader context from which to view the rise and fall of prehispanic Maya settlement.
Lecture: ARF Brownbag | September 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
In this informal talk, I will report on some recent trends and research in the study of the Upper Paleolithic, drawing, in part, from two summer conferences and our on-going research in the foothills of the French Pyrénées, at the site of Peyre Blanque. Both conferences addressed the current state of study of Paleolithic art that increasingly takes into consideration a wider and social context... More >
Lecture: ARF Brownbag | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
I present the preliminary results of the Nemea Center's collaborative project with the Greek Archaeological Service (TAPHOS) at the LBA site of Aidonia in the Korinthia region of Greece.
After Cahokia: Indigenous Repopulation and Depopulation of the Horseshoe Lake Watershed 1400 1900 CE
Lecture: ARF Brownbag | September 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
AJ White, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
This study presents demographic trends from a fecal stanol population reconstruction of Horseshoe Lake, Illinois along with information from archaeological, historical, and environmental sources to provide an interpretation of post-Cahokia (> 1400 CE) population change.
Shellfish for the Celestial Empire: A Deep History of the Birth, Collapse, and Future of Abalone Fishing in California
Lecture: ARF Brownbag | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Todd J. Braje, Irvine Chair of Anthropology and Associate Curator, California Academy of Sciences