Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Spring Dig and Exhibits - In and Out of Oklahoma

Well, I fell off the face of the earth for awhile, but now that the semester is done I am back online!  

First and foremost, the Oklahoma Anthropological Society Spring Dig is going on right now at the Bryson Paddock site near Ponca City.  It is running from May 25-June 3.  Excavation hours are 8:30-4:00.  A carpool is meeting each day at the Kanza Wellness Center in Newkirk at 7:00 am.  At the light in Newkirk, go east, the road will curve, but keep east about two miles till you get to a intersection. There you see a large sign to the casino. The Kanza Heath Center is on the southeast corner of that intersection. 

For more information on Bryson Paddock, visit: 

In Oklahoma, a neat exhibit is opening  on June 2 at the Sam Noble Museum on dinosaurs from China.  Yes, I know quite well that archaeologists DO NOT study dinosaurs, but the museum is also hosting a free and public opening event on Friday, June 1, that will feature cultural activities provided by the Confucius Institute of the University of Oklahoma.  It should be quite fun.  Perhaps more pertinently, a series of Native American art objects will be on display for the first time at SNOMNH starting from May 5-September 16!

And finally, for all those interested in the omnipresence of Mayan archaeology this year, check out the online component to the 2012 Lords of Time exhibit at the Penn Museum.  They've got a neat series of videos and links posted!

MAYA 2012: Lords of Time