Who to Trust When Giving Birth in Ancient Greece, Gods or Midwives?

Who to Trust When Giving Birth in Ancient Greece, Gods or Midwives?

Katherine KingMay 5, 2021
On International Day of the Midwife, AAIA Volunteer, Katherine King, examines the options available to women in ancient Greece
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The Force and its Ancient Origins

The Force and its Ancient Origins

Daniela PizarroMay 3, 2021
This Star Wars Day, AAIA Volunteer, Daniela Pizarro delves into the ancient inspirations underpinning The Force
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Board Games in Ancient Greece: a matter of life and death

Board Games in Ancient Greece: a matter of life and death

Stavros PaspalasApril 26, 2021
For the ancient Greeks, gaming was more than just a way to pass the time. Dr Stavros Paspalas gives an in-depth look at board games in this public lecture
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“It’s just a thin wafer…” Technical Skills Workshop Review: Thin Section Preparation with Sydney Analytical

“It’s just a thin wafer…” Technical Skills Workshop Review: Thin Section Preparation with Sydney Analytical

Stephen CroftApril 19, 2021
For archaeologists, ceramics provide a wealth of information. Practically indestructible fragments of ancient pottery and terracotta can reveal the technical capacities and social practices of past peoples through petrographical analyses. This involves taking extremely thin sections of the material, a challenging, but vital skill.
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Women in the Present, Women in the Past

Women in the Present, Women in the Past

AAIA TeamMarch 16, 2021
Dr Rachel Pope (University of Liverpool) recently delivered a powerhouse keynote lecture for the 'Modern' Women of the Past? Unearthing Gender and Antiquity Conference. It was recorded and you can stream it now.
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Judy Birmingham: impressions and influences

Judy Birmingham: impressions and influences

David FrankelMarch 8, 2021
It was Judy’s excited fascination and enthusiasm for archaeology and how to do it that drew me into the subject and set me on a lifetime path of research and teaching
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Contacts

Dr Stavros Paspalas – Director
Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, Room 480, Madsen Building (F09), University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia
+61 2 9351 4759 +61 (0)2 9351 7693 arts.aaia@sydney.edu.au