In partnership with Willamette University, the Salem Society of the Archaeology Institute of America (chartered on December 29, 1995) hosts six to eight annual guest lectures by archaeologists and specialists from around the world on the Willamette campus. Some lectures present completed work, some ongoing projects, and others offer new perspectives on previously excavated material.
The talks provide a forum for faculty, students, staff, and members of the wider Salem community interested in archaeology to learn of cutting-edge research and engage with scholars and each other. Our lectures are usually attended by 70-80 people from all walks of life.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions, in-person lectures are currently suspended. Below, you can find links to video recordings of the Zoom lectures that have replaced them this year.
Fall 2020 – Spring 2021
Fall 2020: Salem’s Jason Lee Mission House Site Archaeology Project with Kimberli Fitzgerald, Historic Preservation Program Manager/City Archaeologist and Kirsten Straus, Planner 1
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Thursday, February 4, 2021
The King Site in Western Nebraska and Maize Horticulture Beyond the 100th Meridian with Professor Douglas Bamforth, University of Colorado Boulder
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Finding the Gardens of the Roman Empire with Professor Kathyrn L. Gleason, Cornell University
If you would like to be added to our AIASalemNews email list to receive invitations to upcoming lectures, please contact Reyna Meyers.