Sifting the Sands of Sudan: Archaeology of Ancient Nubia, April 24, 2017, 3:30pm
On the banks of the Nile River in Sudan, the ASU Bioarchaeology of Nubia Expedition explores spatial and contextual relationships between archaeological sites and the natural environment. Grave architecture and treatment of the dead show variable local practices, but inclusion of imported grave goods reveals integration into far-ﬂung trade networks from the Kerma through Christian (AD 550-‐1400) periods. Persistence of local traditions, spatial and social organization of cemeteries, and distinct identities marked in life (e.g., dental avulsion) or death (e.g., interment with archery equipment) illuminates new aspects of ancient Nubian mortuary behavior and identity.
Science cafés are live—and lively—events that take place in casual settings. They are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist or social scientist about a timely topic. All Science Cafes are held at Moe's Original BBQ at 701 Spring Hill Avenue in downtown Mobile.
- The Second Law: How Your Air Conditioner is Destroying the Universe by USA professor Dr. Christy West, May 2, 2017, 6pm
Mother's Day Saturday at the Archaeology Museum, Saturday, May 13, 2017, 11am-2pm
We'll have supplies available to make paper flower crafts and cards at this month's Mother's Day-themed Saturday program. Moms can receive a special 10% off in our museum gift shop, and light refreshments will also be available, so please come by and see us on Saturday, May 13th anytime between 11am and 2pm! Admission is FREE.