February 24 AIA Lecture
Recent Excavations Shed Light on the Trojan War
Program begins at 2 pm in Joslyn's Abbott Lecture Hall

The Omaha-Lincoln Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), in partnership with Creighton University's Department of Fine and Performing Arts and Joslyn Art Museum, continues its exceptional programming with another free public lecture "Assessing the Historicity of the Trojan War: Excavations at Troy 1988-2010" presented by Brian Rose, University of Pennsylvania and University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

The archaeology of Troy, in what is now Turkey, has captured the human imagination for nearly a century and a half. In l988 archaeologists from the University of Cincinnati and the University of Tübingen, Germany, began new excavations with the intent of examining all phases of habitation from the Bronze Age through the Byzantine period. In his lecture, Professor C. Brian Rose will present the results of the Bronze Age, Greek, and Roman level excavations during the last 24 years, including the impact that recent discoveries have made on the relationship between the site and the Troy of Homer’s Iliad. 

Professor Brian Rose
is the James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania, and is Past President of the Archaeological Institute of America. A specialist in Roman art and archaeology and the archaeology of Anatolia, he is head of the post-Bronze Age excavations at Troy, and has also conducted field work at Aphrodisias and Gordion in Turkey.

Professor Rose will be giving a Joukowsky Lecture, named for Martha Sharp Joukowsky, past President of the Archaeological Institute of America and Professor of Old World Archaeology at Brown University. The Joukowsky Lectureship is part of the AIA’s National Lecture Program.

About AIA 
Founded in 1879, the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) was chartered by the United States Congress in 1906, in recognition of its role in the development and passage of the Antiquities Act, which Theodore Roosevelt signed into law that year. Today, the AIA remains committed to preserving the world's archaeological resources and cultural heritage for the benefit of people in the present and in the future. The Lincoln-Omaha Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, chartered in 1995, provides the residents of Nebraska and western Iowa opportunities to attend lectures by prominent international, national, and local archaeologists.