Trowel Tales: The AIA Blog

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
April 23, 2014
Archaeology is a subject that attracts individuals from all different backgrounds. Ethan Aines is currently a senior at Stanford University, looking forward to attending either Cambridge or Oxford next year. Before Stanford, however, he was a student at Las Positas College, a community college in Livermore, CA, returning to the States after spending six years studying Arabic and freelancing in Egypt. Attending high school against the background of the Iraq War inspired Ethan to learn Arabic and pursue a non-traditional post-secondary career in Cairo. When not writing or editing, he would visit the numerous archaeological sites for fun. Fortuitously, Ethan decided to go back to his home state of California before the Egyptian Revolution... Read More
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