Trowel Tales: The AIA Blog

by AIA Membership
July 19, 2012
Attention Frequent Fliers! As an AIA member, you know that we work hard to provide programming for our over 100 Local Societies across the United States and Canada. In these days of increased airfares and decreased budgets, it’s becoming increasingly more of a challenge for us to book travel arrangements for our lecturers. That’s why we’ve partnered with United Airlines and Delta Airlines to allow our members to support the AIA’s programming through their travel. If you have a frequent flier account with either of these airlines, you can help the AIA reduce expenses and fly world renowned lecturers to speak in a community near you as part of the AIA Lecture Program. And what’s the best part? You continue to... Read More
April 3, 2012
2010 AIA Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology winner and Boston University professor, Paul Goldberg co-authored a paper published yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America regarding the earliest known discovery of man-made fire.  This evidence, discovered in Wonderwerk Cave in South Africa pushes back the date of the first known man-made fires 200,000 years to one million years ago.  Goldberg and lead author Francesco Berna used the geoarchaeological, micromorphologic, and microstratigraphic techniques for which Goldberg won the AIA's Pomerance Award for in order to prove the existance of fire and confirm that it was created by humans. ... Read More
February 13, 2012
Two weeks later, our tour is at an end. Our group of ten really bonded, and at our farewell dinner, addresses and e-mails were exchanged  to stay in touch and share thousands of photos once we are all back in our usual homes. Yes, all will shortly depart in various directions, and are looking forward to being back home, but all agree that we had one very exceptional time in Egypt.  I stayed on for a few more days of the revolution to meet some of those who were with us last year and have returned to carry on with their interrupted tour from last year. Our brains and cameras are overflowing with thoughts and images of places we visited and people we met and how much we all learned.  Really this was not only a very... Read More
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