3rd Annual Archaeology Discovery Weekend November 12–13, 2011

3rd Annual Archaeology Discovery Weekend

“EGYPT: The Lure of its Storied Past”

Saturday, November 12

  • 3:00-4:30 pm -- Presentations and Panel Discussion --
    Ancient Inscriptions by Drs. Lawrence Geraty, Douglas Clark, Kent Bramlett, all of La Sierra University, and William Dever, University of Arizona, emeritus
    Administration Building 223
  • 4:30-5:30 pm – Archaeological Displays
    Various campus locations
  • 5:30-6:30 pm – Tea reception in Bedouin goat-hair tent
    Founders’ Green near the Dining Commons
  • 6:30-8:30 pm – Middle Eastern Banquet, $50
    Join Dr. William Dever as he tells stories of the archaeological pioneers in Israel, Palestine and Jordan, plus hear a report from last summer’s excavations in Jordan and proposed museum update. RSVP by November 9. Click here to register.
    Cactus Room, Dining Commons

Sunday, November 13

  • 10:00 am – 8:00 pm –Teachers’ Workshop -- $75 (La Sierra continuing education units)
    For elementary/middle school teachers, with Dr. Ellen Bedell, The Ellis School in Pittsburgh, PA, and Ms. Stefanie Elkins, Andrews University, MI. Palmer Hall 231. RSVP by November 7. Click here to register.
    Palmer Hall 231
  • 1:00-4:00 pm -- On-campus “DIG” -- $5
    For elementary/middle school students with Mr. Craig Lesh of Archaeology Adventures. RSVP by November 9. Click here to register.
    Raley Street Entrance – behind Sierra Towers
  • 1:00-4:00 pm – Illustrated presentations:
    • Dr. James Hoffmeier, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School,
      “The Geography of the Exodus: Authentic or Mythic?”
    • Dr. Pamela Gaber, Lycoming College,
      “Ancient Relations Between Cyprus and Egypt”
    • Dr. Kent Bramlett, La Sierra University,
      “Egypt and Southern Israel/Palestine/Jordan”
    • Ms. Stefanie Elkins, Andrews University,
      “Egyptian Art”
    • Ms. Monique Vincent, University of Chicago,
      “Egypt and Daily Life in Jordan”
      Cossentine Hall 106
  • 4:00-5:30 pm – Hands-on Learning Stations & Lab Activities --
    Pottery reconstruction, grain grinding, pottery dating, ancient diet, hieroglyphic writing, Egyptian art, stone tool manufacture, new archaeo-techno-toys.
    Palmer Hall 220, 264
  • 5:30-6:30 pm – Tea reception in Bedouin goat-hair tent, Falafel bar, lentil soup for purchase by Green Olive Grill
    Founders’ Green near the Dining Commons
  • 6:30-8 pm -- Marquee Lecture  --
    “The Route of the Exodus and the Location of the Re(e)d Sea”
    Dr. James Hoffmeier, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
    Hole Memorial Auditorium

RSVP and event information call 951-785-2041 or email archaeology@lasierra.edu.

 

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  • Last update on  November 10, 2011