Join us for free, fascinating lectures delivered by leaders in the world of archaeology and allied fields. Lectures are designed for general audiences and anyone interested in recent archaeological discoveries and theories.
Lectures begin at 7:30pm at the Burpee Museum (map), 737 North Main Street, Rockford, IL.

2017-2018 Lecture Schedule

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Prehistoric Miners of Easter Island: Geoarchaeological and Geochemical Analyses of Rapa Nui's Quarries
Professor Dale F. Simpson
College of DuPage

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Visualizing the Past: The Athienou-Malloura Sanctuary and New Ways of Investigating Votive Religion in Ancient Cyprus
Professor Erin Walcek Averett
Creighton University

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 (note date was changed from Nov. 7, 2017)
The World of Pompeii: Life and Luxury on the Bay of Naples
Professor Sinclair Bell
Northern Illinois University

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Archaeological Encounters with Himalayan Vampires: Tales from the High Himalayas
Professor Mark Aldenderfer
University of California Merced

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
City Planning and Monumental Architecture in Iron Age Turkey
Professor James Osborne
University of Chicago, Oriental Institute

Society Lectures