Below were our 2021-2022 lectures

Most were recorded and available on our Facebook page.

Our 2022-2023 Lectures will be announced later this

Programs are held:

The last Sundays at 3:30pm Central, September to May

 Programs will be held in-person at the Evanston Public Library. Most will also be available via Zoom and live on our Facebook site.


September 26, 2021

Dr. Randy Haas, University of California-Davis

"Wilamaya Patjxa and Female Hunters of the Early Americas"

Recording available on our Facebook page <>


October 31, 2021

Dr. Charles Beeker, Indiana University

"Aspects of Indiana University's Center for Underwater Science Archaeological Projects"


December 5, 2021

Dr. Marc Zender, Tulane University

"How Writing Came to Northern Yucatan”

Recording available on our Facebook page <>


In this talk, Dr. Zender traced the evidence for the derivation of the Late Classic Yukatekan script from the considerably earlier Ch’olan model script of the southern lowlands. Many peculiarities of the northern inscriptions and codices can be explained by the complicated process of borrowing and adaptation, as can the considerable linguistic and cultural influences of southern lowland Ch’olan civilization on the languages and peoples of Northern Yucatán.


January 30, 2022

Dr. Morag M. Kersel, DePaul University

"Pots from the City of Sin: The Consequences of Buying Holy Land Antiquities"

Recording available on our Facebook page <>


Dr. Morag M. Kersel asserts that tourist demand for archaeological artifacts from the Holy Land results in archaeological site destruction, theft from museums, and a compromised understanding of the past.  What motivates and feeds the antiquities trade? Her research has revealed patterns of shared characteristics among consumers.


February 27, 2022    

Dr. Michael M. Gregory, Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation, Inc.

Dr. Jane D. Peterson, Marquette University

"Materiality and Memory: Urban Archaeology in Chicago’s Bronzeville Neighborhood"

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Anthropologist/archaeologist colleagues, Dr. Jane D. Peterson and Dr. Michael M. Gregory, from the Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation addressed local urban archaeology insights focusing on the Bronzeville Neighborhood Project. Exploring household archaeology can enhance our understanding of both the opportunities and challenges confronted by those migrating to Chicago as part of the Great Migration’s first wave, from circa 1915-1940. Research in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood enhances historical memory of this important period, contributes to more inclusive narratives of Chicago’s past, and supports community heritage preservation efforts.


March 27, 2022    

Daniela Raillard Arias, MA, PhD Candidate, Northwestern University   

"Above-Ground Mortuary Architecture in the Chachapoya Region, Peru"

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Between Andes and Amazon, Indigenous communities known as the Chachapoya built funerary structures above ground in cliff faces, on mountain slopes, and at cave entrances from approximately 900 to 1470s CE. In this talk, Daniela Raillard Arias, PhD Candidate in Anthropology at Northwestern University, will discuss the diversity in architecture and spatial composition of Chachapoya mortuary sites in relation to the broader archaeological landscape.


April 24, 2022

Dr. Vincent LaMotta, University of Illinois Chicago   

"Homolovi Site in the American Southwest"


May 22, 2022    

Dr. Thomas Loebel, University of Illinois    

The DeWulf Paleoindian Project: Early Holocene Ceremonial Behavior in the Western Great Lakes"