Introducing MAARC: a new initiative connecting Australasian archaeologists working in the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Archaeology Australasian Research Community (MAARC) was conceived in Auckland in February 2020 during the international conference ‘Exchanging Ideas: Trade, Technology and Connectivity and pre-Roman Italy‘ when, over a coffee, we lamented the fact that there was no regional network or annual event that really catered to Mediterranean archaeology. Given that void, we noted …

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 …

Kythera and the gold rush, competing priorities or complementing research?

Richard MacNeill set out to understand the relationship between water catchment and community in Kythera, but ended up shifting to the goldfields of Victoria, Australia. The two are oddly complementary… When I first contemplated post-graduate research I had just returned from participating in the 2016 season of the Australian Paliochora-Kythera Archaeological Survey (APKAS) project in …

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

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Dr Stavros Paspalas – Director
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