These are planned for our regular lecture season

Sundays at 3:30pm Central, September to May


The initial ones will be virtual-only until further notice.  Check this website to discover updated information. We hope to resume in-person in 2022 at the Evanston Library.


September 26, 2021

Dr. Randy Haas, University of California-Davis

"Wilamaya Patjxa and Female Hunters of the Early Americas"

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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”


In this talk, Dr. Zender will trace 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 Kersel, DePaul University

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


February 27, 2022    

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

& Dr. Jane Peterson, Marquette University

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


March 27, 2022    

Daniela Raillard Arias, MA, PhD Candidate, Northwestern University   

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


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"