Celebrating Olwen Tudor Jones on International Women’s Day

This year on International Women’s Day we have delved into the AAIA Archives and unearthed a rare film interview with Olwen Tudor Jones. Olwen Tudor Jones (1916-2001), was an archaeologist, finds manager, archivist, teacher and mentor. She was Research Assistant to the AAIA’s founding director, the late Professor Alexander Cambitolgou. She was an amazing woman …

Inked in Antiquity?

Cycladic figurines were frequently decorated. Emily Poelina-Hunter considers whether the decorative motifs represent tattoos. The identity and education of an archaeologist influences what they believe is worthy of research, and what will be a valuable contribution to their discipline. As an Aboriginal Australian with mixed ancestry, a dual Australian/Aotearoa New Zealand citizen, a woman, and …

ASCS 41 – Conference Review

The 41st Australasian Society for Classical Studies (ASCS) conference convened at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand on the 28th of January, 2020. This year, the AAIA was represented by Brett Myers and Yvonne Inall. The ASCS conference has been building steadily year on year, and this year’s conference definitely lived up to …

Beyond the Image: The Fate of the Magdeburg Amphora During WWII

Charlotte Kowalski unexpectedly encountered a tale of loss of cultural heritage that links Attic red-figure vase painting to the height of World War II. Sydney, 2019 In the quest to publish a book, many stories are gathered along the way and while working behind the scenes to obtain photographs for Professor Alexander Cambitoglou’s forthcoming book, …

Excavating in ancient Cyprus in 2019

The AAIA has supported the Paphos Theatre Archaeological Project since 2009. Dr Craig Barker, Director of the Paphos Theatre Archaeological Project, reports on their recent 2019 Season. The Paphos Theatre Archaeological Project recently conducted its 19th excavation season at the World Heritage listed site of the Hellenistic-Roman theatre of Nea Paphos. Nea Paphos was the …

Welcome to the AAIA Blog

Welcome to the blog of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens. The AAIA is a unique Australian institution, one which straddles Australia and Greece. Established in 1980 by the late Professor Alexander Cambitoglou, then Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Sydney, the Institute aims to strengthen academic, research and educational links between the …

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