2018 Hunting the Helmet: Social and Practical Aspects of Building a Boar’s Tusk Helmet, Society for American Archaeology, Washington D.C., April 11-14.
2014 The Shining: Visual salience of marine products and social competition in the Aegean Bronze Age. Harvesting the sea: Aegean societies and marine animals in context, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, May 30-31.
2014 The Use of Glycymeris in ritual and architecture in House X at Kommos, Crete. Harvesting the sea: Aegean societies and marine animals in context, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, May 30-31.
2009 Thesmophorizusae: Mytilenean Women and their Secret Rites. Bones, Belief and Behaviour conference, Swedish Institute at Athens, September 10-12.
2002 Using the Mean Shape Method and the Table Test for Sexing Common Zooarchaeological Animals, 9th ICAZ Conference, 23-28 August, Durham, U.K.
2001 Trimalchio’s Garbage: the Economics of Hospitality, 102nd Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, San Diego, January 2001. Abstract in AJA 105, 523.
2000 A Ketos in Early Athens: A Whale Bone from the Athenian Agora, 101st Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Dallas, 27-30 December. Abstract in AJA 104. Winner of the 101st AIA annual meeting poster competition.
1998 Working Double Tides: Marine Remains as Chronological Indicators from Kommos, Crete, 99th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Chicago, 27-30 December. Abstract published in AJA 102, 392.
1997 The Secret Rites of Lesbos: A Faunal Reconstruction”, 98th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, New York, 27-30 December. Abstract published AJA 101, 362.
1996 Reconstructing Burial Practices from Marine Remains in Torone, Greece, Canadian Archaeological Association, Zooarchaeological Session in honor of Dr. Howard Savage, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May.
1996 Burning Patroclus: Marine Remains from Early Iron Age Torone, 97th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, San Diego, 27-30 December. Abstract published in AJA 100, 353.
Invited public lectures and seminars
2019 The Backstory: The Corronation of Poppea, Spotlight on Opera Series, St. Louis Opera Theater.
2016 Social Zooarchaeology in Mycenaean Greece: Perspectives from Iklaina in the Kingdom of Pylos, Washington University Friday Archaeology Series, September.
2016 Memories and Monuments of the War of Independence, Assumption Greek Community, April.
2014 Wining and Dining in Antiquity: Food as Power, St. Louis Art Museum Gallery Talk, April.
2013 Scents and Sensibility: Food in Antiquity, Washington University Women’s Club, November.
2013 Trade secrets of engineers and craftsmen in Classical World, St. Louis Art Museum Gallery Talk, October.
2013 Monsters, Art, and the Human Psyche, St. Louis Art Museum Gallery Talk, April.
2011 Touching Prehistory: a physical exploration of humans and other bipedal species, St Louis Community College, Wildwood, April.
2009 Royal Purple in Minoan Society, Keynote lecture for the Open Meeting of the Canadian Institute in Greece, May.
2008 Zooanthropology in Greece, Wiener Lab Seminar, ASCSA, December.
2006 The Archaeology of Monsters in the Ancient Greek World, Tea Talk Seminar, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, January.
2005 Reconstructing Royal Purple and Biblical Blue, Lecture for the Columbia, Missouri AIA Society, December.
2003 Royal Purple and Biblical Blue, part of the Friday Archaeology series, Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, March.
2002 Monsters in the Ancient Greek World, Lecture for the St. Louis AIA Society, St. Louis Art Museum (400 in attendance), December.
2002 Royal purple and Biblical Blue, Keynote lecture for AIA series end and awards ceremony, Kansas City AIA Society, April.
2002 To Dye For: Making Royal Purple from Murex Species, 10th Annual Malcolm H. Wiener Lecturer, American School Classical Studies at Athens, October.
2000 Whales in Antiquity, University of Ottawa, Canada, Department of History and Classics, January.
1998 Venus and Other Clams: the Study of Marine Remains in Aegean Archaeology. Classical Association of Manitoba /Archaeological Institute of America – Winnipeg Society, February.
1997 Animal Bone and Marine Remains Workshop and Open House. Wiener Laboratory, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece, May.
1997 The Molluscs from the Protogeometric Cremation Burials in Torone, Chalkidike. Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, Keynote Speaker for the Annual General Meeting of the AAIA, Greece, March.
1996 Zooarchaeological Studies in Aegean Archaeology. Institute of Archaeology, Aegean Seminar (organized by Dr. Cyprian Broodbank), London, U.K., November.
1996 Sexual Dimorphism in Mammalian Skeletons for Applicability in Archaeology. Institute of Archaeology, Department of Human Environment research seminar, University College London, U.K., October.
1993 Comparative Zooarchaeological Studies in the Old and New World. University of Toronto, Department of Anthropology, guest lecturer for Faunal Osteoarchaeology course conducted by Dr. Howard Savage, Toronto, November.