AIA: Westchester Archaeology Book Club is a monthly afternoon discussion group interested in reading material surrounding architecture, archeology and interesting anthropology books. Lead by an outside group of enthusiastic and loyal fans of past civilizations and places. Members are responsible for obtaining copies of their book. New members, please contact Myrna at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Date: Thursday September 14th 1:30 - 3:30 - Small Conference Room (unless otherwise posted)
Title: The Bad Ass Librarians Of Timbuktu by, Joshua Hammer. Another tale straight from "real” headlines, this is the little-known story of the efforts made to save some of the world’s oldest and most precious manuscripts from their seizure by the Taliban. Many of the documents had been literally buried for centuries in Mali; their discovery and recovery, the building of new repositories for them, the remarkable contents of the writings – primarily Muslim, and the risks involved in safely removing them once again constitute a fascinating, often gripping, always engrossing adventure tale.
Date: Thursday Ocotober 19th 1:30 - 3:30 - Small Conference Room
Title: The Statues That Walked: Unraveling the Mystery of Easter Island by, Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo Ever wonder how the inhabitants of remote Easter Island built and moved the many multi-ton monoliths for which the island is so renowned? Or why the highly sophisticated culture that would have been necessary to produce such monumental statues descended into what has been described as the “sparsely populated wasteland” that the Europeans encountered there? Archaeological studies of the island by the authors resulted in some surprising answers to these questions. They are ours to discover.