Trowel Tales: The AIA Blog

May 30, 2014
Throughout June we will be auctioning off trips online.  Your bid will help sustain and even create new funds for research, excavation, and preservation of sites; send students to their first field schools; and provide teachers with the tools they need to bring the human past alive in the classroom.  See a preview of this week's trips below and visit the online auction site to bid today.  Auction lots close on Friday, June 6th at 12:00pm EST. Want to sail away this summer?  August is right around the corner and a starting bid of only $1,800 could grab you a suite for two aboard the ship Corinthian on this sea voyage from Venice to Croatia and Montenegro.  If you haven't ... Read More
May 21, 2014
The Archaeological Institute of America would like to congratulate the 2014 recipients of the Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship. These promising students were chosen from over 100 applicants to receive the $1,000 scholarship, to defray the costs of attending an archaeological field school for the first time. Sarah Janesko, who will be starting her graduate studies at the University of Maryland this coming fall, is excited to use her Waldbaum scholarship to attend the University of Maryland’s Archaeology in Annapolis Project field school this summer. Sarah attended Towson University, part of the University of Maryland system, and graduated in 2010 with a degree in Cultural Anthropology. The “strong”... Read More
May 7, 2014
Ann Glennie and Allison Smith became interested in the study of archaeology before college, but it was under the influence of great professors at the College of William and Mary and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill respectively that they both discovered the desire to pursue archaeology as a career. The Archaeological Institute of America saw their passion for classical archaeology at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Chicago, where they won the award for “Best Poster Designed Entirely by Students,” for a poster created with colleagues about excavations at the site of Cosa (near the modern village of Ansedonia, Italy). Currently, they are both first-year Ph.D. students at Florida State University, continuing their... Read More
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