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Brown Bag Lecture Series

The Archaeology Brown Bag Lectures provide opportunities for both students and professors to share the results of their recent research and to receive invaluable feedback. In addition, by inviting distinguished scholars and students from other institutions, it provides our archaeological community with a chance to widen their intellectual knowledge as well as their academic social sphere. The series is generally held on Fridays 12–1pm in Room 101, 51 Hillhouse Avenue. Lunch is provided. For more information on Brown Bag lectures, or to be added to our mailing list, please contact Cynthia Dreier.

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This year's speakers (pdf)
Previous year's speakers (pdf)

Newsletter

The Council maintains an annual newsletter, produced by our third year Ph.D. students. The most recent issue can be downloaded here.
(2014 Newsletter)
(2013 Newsletter)

Mightier Than the Sword: the Allure, Beauty and Enduring Power of Beads

The exhibit, located at 51 Hillhouse Ave., is a joint project of the Yale Council on Archaeological Studies and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. It is made possible by generous contributions from the Bead Society of Greater Washington in Washington, D.C., whose support and 2010 donation of Society collections to the Yale Peabody Museum are to promote the analyses and archaeological interpretation of beads, and to foster in the public a greater appreciation of beads’ scientific and aesthetic value. These displays will highlight the work of Yale faculty and students as they uncover the beauty of beads and the stories of the lives these extraordinary artifacts touched. The exhibition is on view within the Department of Anthropology at 51 Hillhouse Avenue, open to the public from 10am to 3pm, Monday through Thursday. Please contact Cynthia Dreier at 203.432.3701 or cynthia.dreier@yale.edu prior to your visit to confirm date and time.

Yale Peabody Museum (link to exhibition)
Poster (pdf)

Hill Tribute

The Council on Archaeological Studies regretfully reports that one of our esteemed faculty members, Professor Andrew Hill, has passed away. To read a tribute to Professor Hill, click here.

Yale-Peru MOU / Machu Picchu negotiations

In February 2011, Yale University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Universidad Nacional San Antonio de Abad, Cuzco (UNSAAC), Cuzco’s preeminent university, as part of a comprehensive agreement with the government of Peru. This agreement envisions a long-term collaboration between the two universities that will involve educational exchange and joint research. It also commits Yale to the permanent display of the Bingham Machu Picchu Collections in the Casa Concha, a recently restored Colonial residence built on Inca foundations in the center of the city of Cuzco, administered by UNSAAC with joint oversight by Yale. To learn more about ongoing Yale-UNSAAC collaborations, click here.

 

Past Events

32nd Annual Meeting of the Northeast Conference of Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory Yale has a century-long tradition of research in the Andes and its faculty has included researchers such as Hiram Bingham, Wendell Bennett and Thomas Patterson, and so in this tradition we are continuing with this conference. Poster (pdf)

The Future of the Global Past (14 April 2007) An international panel of art, antiquities, heritage management and media experts joined Yale faculty and museum directors to challenge the idea promoted by the brokers of the illicit art and antiquities trade that the loss of the global heritage is simply too vast and too entrenched to be halted. Participants on both sides of the argument debated in an open, robust and oft-times heated arena. Poster (pdf)

Art and Antiquities in Times of War and Shock (16 April 2011) Times of warfare and social dislocation are particularly dangerous for the preservation of the global heritage. Those who would use art, antiquities, and cultural items important to their foes see destruction and abuse of heritage as an important implement of war. But those who live by the sword. Poster (pdf)

For additional information on events, please contact Cynthia Dreier.