From 27-29 August the AAIA Athens Office hosted the inaugural face to face meeting for the Erasmus+ Project: Finds Stories: Addressing Mobility through Object and People Biographies took place in Athens, hosted by The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA).
As the year draws to a close it is natural to reflect on the year that has been, and what a strange and turbulent year 2020 has turned out to be.
Nile de Jonge, PhD Candidate at UC San Diego, discovered a love not only of archaeology, but for the island of Kythera, when she took part in the Australian Paliochora Kythera Archaeological Survey project.
We mark with sadness the death of Emeritus Professor Alexander Cambitoglou AO on 29 November 2019. With his passing, we lose one of the most influential figures to have shaped the study of Classical antiquity in Australia.
When her fieldwork plans were thrown into chaos by the global pandemic, Emma Jones, an undergraduate student studying archaeology at the University of Sydney, found digital volunteering as a means to stay engaged and learn new skills. Like so many archaeologists, the early months of this year were spent optimistically organising Visas, booking flights and …
Thomas Romanis, AAIA Volunteer Manager, had to pivot to digital volunteering in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. He tells us how it was done.
Olivia Gao, an undergraduate student at the University of Sydney, shares her experience and tips on how to prepare for a successful first field season.
John Wade was a student volunteer on the inaugural excavation season at Zagora. He reflects on his experiences. Courtesy of archaeology and the supporters of the then newly formed Association for Classical Archaeology, I took my first trip overseas in 1967, to excavate at Zagora on Andros. Professor Alexander Cambitoglou (known to his associates as …
It is with deep regret that the AAIA notes the death of J.J. Coulton, one of the leading team members of the original Australian expedition to Zagora
The impact of a global pandemic on island life, archaeological fieldwork and international travel Dr Emlyn Dodd, AAIA Fellow in Greece, was conducting fieldwork when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. He shares his experience with us. When you begin a new fieldwork project as an archaeologist, you expect to encounter some obstacles – things that require …