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

Pottery at Perachora: A Photographer’s Journal

Nathan Stein, ancient history student at Macquarie University, shares a journey of discovery on the Perachora Peninsula Archaeological Project. It was Spring 2019, and I was buried deep in reading texts and writing assignments, all for the sole reward of pressing submit, and moving onto the next piece of writing. I was coming towards the …

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 …

Life on the Perachora Peninsula Archaeological Project

Samantha Mills, PhD student at Macquarie University, takes us behind the scenes on an archaeological field survey. When you sign up to be involved in an overseas archaeological project for the first time, you are not quite sure what to expect when you get to your destination. When you hear about some other archaeological projects, …

A Walk Through Time: Surveying Perachora

Reeham Khandkar spent three weeks in January 2020 as part of the Perachora Peninsula Archaeological Project, conducting an intensive surface survey. The three weeks I spent on the Perachora Peninsula Archaeological Project were honestly a dream come true. I remember first hearing about the opportunity offered by the project Director and my then unit convenor …

Perachora Peninsula Archaeological Project

Over three weeks of brisk but mostly sunny days in January 2020, the Perachora Peninsula Archaeological Project held its inaugural season of intensive surface survey in the region above the 8th–2nd century B.C. Sanctuary of Hera at Perachora.  The project is a collaborative undertaking co-directed by Panagiota Kasimi, director of the Antiquities of the Corinthia, …

AAIA Virtual Tour: Paliochora – Kythera

Dr Lita Tzortztopoulou-Gregory (AAIA Executive Officer, Athens) takes you to her ancestral home of Kythera and its medieval capital Paliochora As our first site in the new AAIA Virtual Tour Series, I have chosen to visit Paliochora, the medieval ‘capital’ of the island of Kythera, known in the sources as Ayios Demetrios. The choice for …

UQ Ancient Greece Study Tour – Messene to Nikopolis

Tim Bennett, Ancient History Honours student at the University of Queensland, shares his insights of the 2020 Study Tour The Ancient Greece Study Tour has, without doubt, been the highlight of my undergraduate studies. After three years learning about the history of Ancient Greece, the 2020 tour provided an unsurpassed opportunity to experience the sites …

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