Trowel Tales: The AIA Blog

by AIA lecturer/host Albert Leonard, Jr.
October 30, 2012
I recently returned from an eleven-day Voyage into Antiquity cruise aboard Corinthian II that I had the pleasure – and honor – to host for the AIA. What a trip: perfect weather and fantastic sites! We cruised south from Istanbul along the Turkish coast to Israel, then over to Crete and mainland Greece, and back up to Istanbul. Our AIA group was great: wonderful sports, eager learners, and excellent traveling companions. During the cruise I hosted dinners for the AIA travelers that gave us the opportunity to get to know each other better over Corinthian’s superb cuisine. Between bites, conversation ranged across a wide spectrum of archaeological topics - answering some questions and provoking others to be discussed at... Read More
October 19, 2012
Close to 2,000 school children and vistors had the opportunity to experience the thrill of archaeology at the AIA/MOS fair with hands-on demonstrations and exhibits! We look forward to hosting more visitors tomorrow.... Read More
by Ben Thomas, AIA Program Director
September 4, 2012
Despite the chill in the air the Finnish archaeologists I meet assure me that it is a warm, late summer day in Helsinki. It is August 29 and my colleague Andri Cauldwell and I are in the city to attend the 18th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA). Over the next four days around 1200 archaeologists from over 40 countries will participate in the organization’s largest meeting to date. The University of Helsinki is hosting the meeting and we will be using several of the institution’s buildings and lecture rooms. The opening ceremony will be held in the University’s Great Hall later this afternoon. The Great Hall is an impressive space with large columns, elegant chandeliers, and an elaborate... Read More
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