The recent discovery of the remains of Sir John Franklin’s ships Erebus and Terror near King William Island has been front page news across Canada, but there are other lost ships in northern waters from Jens Munk’s frigate Unicorn of 1620 crushed by ice in the estuary of the Churchill River to the modern ghost […]
My lecture reviews recent excavations at Bronze Age sites in East Crete supported by the Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete (INSTAP SCEC), paying particular attention to new evidence for craft production. Interestingly enough, the finished goods are not the pots, the metal tools, and stone vases that we typically associate with […]
Using biblical and archaeological evidence, Dr. Sonia examines the intersection of birth and death ritual in Israelite religion, particularly the argument that Israelite burial evokes imagery of gestation and childbirth.
Cannae was the greatest battle of the ancient Greco-Roman world. In The Allure of Battle, the military historian Cathal Nolan has written of the dangerous illusion cast by Cannae, from antiquity right up through the Schlieffen plan of World War One. This paper examines how the Roman poet Silius Italicus represents Cannae in his epic […]
This lecture discusses the results of the last few seasons of investigations by the Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments (KAMBE) Project. This collaboration among UBC, Cornell University and the University of Chicago is investigating the relationship between urbanism and social change on Late Bronze Age Cyprus (c. 1650-1100 BCE). We’ll focus mainly on the UBC […]