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Houston TX TX 77006-4626
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HAS MONTHLY MEETING October 19th, 2017

"Beyond the Glitz and Glamor of the Campus Martius: A Serious Look at the Ancient Ruins in Rome’s Tourist Mecca" - Louis Aulbach and Linda Gorski

Kellum Noble Screening

Louis F. Aulbach, HAS Vice President and Linda Gorski, HAS President, will present a program at the October 19, 7:00 p.m. meeting of the Houston Archeological Society highlighting portions of their latest walking guide to archeological sites in Rome. The meeting will be held in Doherty 009, an auditorium in the basement of Doherty Library on the University of St. Thomas campus.

Although millions of tourists in Rome loiter around the Colosseum and the Forum Romanum, many of the ruins of significant buildings from ancient Rome can be found in the area known as the Campus Martius. "The Campus Martius today is better known for the upscale sights of the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Piazza Navona and the Pantheon. Nevertheless, we will guide you through the alleys and back streets of this district to find the remnants of some of the most historic episodes from the Republic and the Imperial period. One finds very few crowds at these sites that include the Aqua Virgo, the Column of Marcus Aurelius, the Temple of Hadrian, the Baths of Agrippa, the Stadium of Domitian and many others. We will also introduce you to the two “talking statues” of the Campus Martius! Don't miss it!”, said Gorski. Aulbach and Gorski’s book, Campus Martius and its Ancient Monuments can be viewed on at

“We will be meeting in Doherty Library for the rest of the year while MD Anderson Hall, our regular venue, is under renovation. Attendees will be required to check in at the front desk of the library and to show one ID (driver’s license is fine) to gain access to the Doherty Library. Doherty 009 is a theater style auditorium in the basement of the building and can be accessed by stairs or an elevator,” said Gorski. “We urge everyone to get there early to go through the check in process so we can start the meeting promptly at 7:00.”

For a campus map of St. Thomas University, go to and look for the For a campus map of St. Thomas University, go to and look for the Interactive Map, Building 22, Doherty Library. Street parking is available as well as paid parking ($5) in Moran Center Garage at the corner of West Alabama and Graustark.  For more information about this program or about the HAS, please contact


HAS Journals 134 thru 136 have now been scanned and are now available for free download. Please go to the HAS Journal Archive Section to view them.


HAS Journal No. 137 is now available. This issue of the HAS Journal contains thirteen articles about various aspects of Texas archeology covering the Paleoindian, Archaic, Late Prehistoric, and Historic periods Complimentary copies may be obtained by HAS members at the monthly meetings. Non-HAS members may purchase copies through Go to the HAS Journals Section for a link to the publication on the website. Alternatively, copies may be purchased at the HAS Monthly Meetings.

HAS REPORTS #28 (The Kellum-Noble House) and #29 (The Andy Kyle Archeological Collection) NOW AVAILABLE

The Houston Archeological Society has made available the HAS Reports #28(The Kellum-Noble House) and 29 (The Andy Kyle Archeological Collection)- These publications are available free to members of the Society. Members should make sure that they collect their copies of these reports at the next monthly meeting. If you wish to purchase additional copies then you can find them on You can find the appropriate links in our List section.


The Houston Archeological Society will undertake several field projects later year. We are in need of shovels, trowels, screens, saw horses or metal legs to support the screens and any other field equipment members can donate or make for us. This equipment will be stored in a safe, central location. If you have any equipment you’d like to donate to the HAS, please email Linda Gorski at

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