Meet-Up (01/17) – Egyptian Pyramid Builders

* New Location *

Richard ReddingThe Ann Arbor Science & Skeptics is having a meet-up on Saturday, January 17th from 4:00 to 7:00pm at the Classic Cup Cafe. Our special guest will be Dr. Richard Redding, Associate Research Scientist at the Kelsey Museum.

Dr. Redding will be discussing his past and current research in the fields of archaeology, pastoralism, and archaeozoology.  He has published many articles of which you can find a detailed list on the umich.academia website.  He has been featured in documentaries regarding the Egyptian pyramids, and has been the subject of several stories such as these two in science magazines (How 10,000 Pyramid Builders Got Fed and Meat Production Crucial to Egypt’s Pyramid Builders).

You can find a great resource of archaeology articles written for the lay public at AERA of which Dr. Redding is a contributing member.

The first part of the event will be for general socializing and ordering refreshments. After which, there will be some announcements, and then we’ll start the discussion at approximately 4:30pm.

There is no cost to attend but donations to cover the guest speaker’s meal and beverages, as well as general group expenses are appreciated.

This should be a fun conversation, but seating is limited so you must make a reservation to guarantee a spot (including any additional people that come with you).  And please update your RSVP if you can not attend.  Thank you!

If interested in attending, please RSVP here or on our Meet-Up page.

Classic Cup Cafe


Have some time to kill before the meet-up? Check out the Great Lakes Zoological Society’s “A World of Discovery” located just down the road from our get-together venue.   There is $1 off coupon located on our website.

Great Lakes Zoological Society

An Evening of Field Research and Exploration: Public Lecture by National Geographic Explorers William Saturno and Mark Synnott

On Friday, September 27th, the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History will be hosting a public lecture that will feature archaeologist William Saturno and The North Face athlete Mark Synnott.

Saturno will detail recent archaeological discoveries in Xultun, Guatemala, and delve into the ongoing mysteries of the enigmatic Maya.  Synnott will share highlights from a sailing and climbing expedition around Oman’s Musandam Peninsula with his world-renowned team. (link)

This lecture is free to the public.

  • Host Department: Museum of Natural History
  • Date: 09/27/2013
  • Time: 07:00 PM – 08:30 PM
  • Location: Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre