Covid 19 and Archaeology: A Lesson in Making Things Work

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 …

Digital Volunteering in 2020

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.

The First Excavation Season at Zagora, 1967

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 …

J.J. COULTON (1940-2020)

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

Wine, Oil and COVID-19:

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 …

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 …

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 …

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