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A Man's World? Queens, Goddesses and Mothers in the Ancient Near East - 12-13/11/2016, Riverside

A weekend seminar on Women in Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology will be held in Riverside, California at La Sierra University, November 12-13, 2016. The timely program titled, "A Man's World? Queens, Goddesses and Mothers in the Ancient Near East," will feature both Biblical Archaeologists and Egyptologists who have made important contributions in their respective fields.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 12-13/11/2016

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: La Sierra University, Riverside (CA, USA)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: La Sierra University, The California Museum of Ancient Art (co-sponsor)




Saturday, November 12

3:00-5:30 pm – Illustrated Presentations , Panels and Q&A — Session 1 [ ZSB Troesh Auditorium]

La Sierra University welcome by Provost Joy Fehr

Douglas Clark, Director of CNEA, La Sierra University, Presiding

The Dead Sea Scrolls and Women at Qumran: What Do We know and Why Does It Matter?

Jodi Magness, Keynote Speaker

Panel responses and Q&A

Work and Worth: Women’s Household Activities in Ancient Israel

Carol Meyers

Women and Worth: Jewelry and Adornment in the Ancient Near East

Josephine Verduci

Panel responses and Q&A

5:30 pm – Bedouin Hospitality [Tent Reception CNEA]

6:30 pm – Middle Eastern Banquet (cost $50) [ZSB Atrium]

Larry Geraty and Kent Bramlett, Associate Directors of CNEA, La Sierra University, Emcees

Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert

Carrie Specht with film clips and commentary

Sunday, November 13 11:00 am – 12:45 pm – Archaeology Advisory Council (by invitation) CNEA Douglas Clark and Lawrence Geraty, Co-presiding

1:00-3:00 pm – Illustrated Presentations, Panels and Q&A — Session 2 [ZSB Troesh Auditorium] Welcome by Marilyn Thomsen, Vice President for Marketing, La Sierra University Friedbert Ninow, La Sierra University, Presiding

Women in Archaeology Forum – Part 1 Tammi Schneider, forum moderator Jodi Magness, Susan Ackerman, Carol Meyers, Kara Cooney, Josephine Verduci, Hanan Charaf [Q&A]

Females and Figurines: The Women Who Served at the Entrances to Ancient Shrines Susan Ackerman

The Goddess Asherah in Ancient Israel: Did God Have a Wife? William Dever Panel responses and Q&A

3:00-3:15 pm – BREAK (refreshments in Atrium, but not in Auditorium) [ZSB Atrium] 3:15-5:15 pm – Illustrated Presentations, Panels and Q&A — Session 3 [ZSB Troesh Auditorium] Chang Ho Ji, La Sierra University, Presiding

The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney

Cleopatra, Boudica, and Zenobia: Women Rulers on the Roman Periphery Kent Bramlett Panel responses and Q&A

Women in Archaeology Forum – Part 2 Tammi Schneider, forum moderator Sang-Hee Lee, Mary Boyd, Kristina Reed, Karimah Kennedy-Richardson, Gabriele Faßbeck, Beverly Beem [Q&A]

2:00-5:00 pm – Kids (& Parents) Dig at CNEA dig sites ($5) CNEA Mr. Craig Lesh 4:00-6:00 pm – Middle Eastern Refreshments Available at Bedouin Hospitality Tent CNEA 5:00-6:00 pm – Hands-on Lab Activities at CNEA CNEA 1—How old is this lamp? — dating pottery | Drs. Hanan Charaf and Bob Mullins 2—Pottery puzzles | Ms. Kristina Reed and Dr. Gabriele Faßbeck 3—“And the bones came together …” — analyzing animal bones | Dr. Justin Lev-Tov 4—What’s this stuff made of? — X-ray fluorescence | Ms. Melissa Hebein 5—Color me beautiful — color analysis | Dr. Jennifer Helbley 6—Putting a face on ancient skulls | Ms. Cori Kopitzke 7—3D laser scanner | Ms. Andressa Stori Pujol 8—3D C.A.V.E. demo | Dr. Kent Bramlett 9—Spinning yarns (from wool) | Dr. Mary Boyd 10—Really old jewelry | Dr. Josephine Verduci

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