Brock University Archaeological Society (BUAS)

Faculty of Humanities

Brock University Archaeological Society (BUAS)

27th Annual Scholarly Symposium
Day of the Dead
March 12, 2016 @ 11 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in AS 201

Tickets ($5 for students, $15 non-students) can be purchased in advance (please send an email to or at the door. The banquet will be held at Alphie's Trough (6:00-8:00 p.m.).

Speakers and presentations:

  • Maria Liston (University of Waterloo), "Death in Battle—Soldiers and Non-combatants in Ancient Greece"
  • Angus Smith (Brock University), "Death in a Minoan Town: Mortuary Rituals at Bronze Age Gournia"
  • Kelly Olson (University of Western Ontario), "Mourning, Poverty, and Sordes in Roman Antiquity"
  • Tracy Prowse (McMaster University), "Death and Burial in Rural Roman Italy: An Investigation of the Vagnari Necropolis"
  • Aubrey Cannon (McMaster University),"Variability and Change in Mortuary Practices, 'The Most Conservative of Social Traditions'"


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