If you are looking for something to take your mind of the snow and cold on Thursday evening check this out. The Minnesota Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) will be hosting a lecture by Nancy Wilkie titled, Archaeology in Sri Lanka: Challenges and Prospects for the Future on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 6pm in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center at Macalester College. Nancy C. Wilkie is the William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology and the Liberal Arts at Carleton College in Northfield. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Greek from the University of Minnesota, and her B.A. in Classics from Stanford University. Her areas of specialization are prehistoric Greece, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, and cultural property issues. The lecture is open to the public.
The final program for the CMA Conference this Friday February 18th and Saturday, February 19th has been released. A couple of minor changes, one of the papers has been cancelled and another has been changed to a poster session. No changes in paper order or scheduling.
Last night, Wednesday, February 9, 2011, TPT’s Almanac @ the Capitol featured a segment on the archaeological excavations at the historic Agate Bay townsite which is located near Two Harbors, Minnesota. They speak with State Archaeologist Scott Anfinson and Minnesota Historical Society archaeologist Tim Tumberg who is in charge of the project. The feature is near the end of the episode. To view this episode click on this link.