ArchaeoCon 2022

ArchaeoCon 2022 is Saturday, March 5! Join us for a virtual celebration of archaeology with live presentations and activities. Adventurer Josh Gates, Egyptologist Kara Cooney, and underwater archaeologist James Delgado will return with exciting content. Archaeologists Ilaria Patania and Debby Sneed will both make their ArchaeoCon debuts. Register by February 13 to secure your early bird ticket and save!

Archaeology Abridged

Archaeology Abridged is a series of short, thirty-minute talks featuring different archaeologists discussing a variety of archaeological topics. The talks are free, but registration is required and most lectures will be recorded. Join us on Thursday, February 17 at 1 pm ET for "Forts, Prisons, or Rudimentary Vaults?  The Three so-called “Fortresses” of Pharaoh at Wadi el-Hudi and their Connection to Amethyst Mining" with Dr. Kate Liszka!

2022 Virtual Annual Meeting

The 2022 Annual Meeting took place January 5-8 2022 and was a completely virtual event. Due to rising Covid cases the AIA &SCS made the decision to cancel the in-person portion of this year's Annual Meeting. Recordings of all sessions are now available to attendees via the Annual Meeting platform, they will remain available until February 13, 2022.

Archaeologists You Should Know

We asked archaeologists, historians, and classicists: who are the archaeologists the public should know? These profiles share the life and work of important archaeologists, and celebrate the excitement of archaeological discovery. Most recently, Elizabeth Bartman spoke to us about Gisela Richter. Richter was an archaeologist, scholar, and pioneering museum curator best known for her work transforming the Greek and Roman collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Archaeology Magazine

ARCHAEOLOGY has been published continuously for more than 70 years by the Archaeological Institute of America, which is dedicated to supporting archaeological inquiry and to fostering the pursuit of knowledge about human heritage. The January/February 2022 issue of ARCHAEOLOGY features the Top 10 Discoveries of 2021. Other stories include a look beneath the surface of mummy portraits painted in Roman Egypt, the discovery of a Russian silver hoard, an exploration of Japan’s genetic melting pot, and archaeologists’ search for the forgotten human history of the Galapagos Islands.

American Journal of Archaeology

The AJA, one of the world's most respected journals devoted to Mediterranean archaeology, has set the standard for archaeological scholarship since 1885. The January 2022 issue brings readers articles about Hellenistic theater culture, religion, and sociopolitical competition in and around Samothrace; a novel reading of the Terme Boxer informed by the expertise of a 1930s boxing reporter; an in situ tool set from an Early Imperial rural blacksmithing shop; and impounded migrant boats in southeast Sicily contextualized within long-term frameworks of connectivity. Open access content includes a letter from Editors-in-Chief Emma Blake and Robert Schon; a field report on work in Somaliland investigating nomadic pastoralists who played key roles in commercial exchange from the first century BCE onward; and a necrology for the pioneering scholar Elizabeth “Lisa” French. Two museum reviews cover a digital exhibition on the life of Galen (open access), and the Torlonia Marbles, on display after half a century hidden from view.

ArchaeoCon 2022

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Archaeologists You Should Know

Archaeology Magazine

American Journal of Archaeology

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