AIA Tours: Hiking Scotland’s Orkney & Shetland Islands
September 27, 2018 | by

Mousa
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AIA visitors joined lecturer Mary MacLeod Rivett and local staff for a 10-day trip to Orkney and Shetland, the northern isles of Scotland, in August 2018.

A group of 15 AIA visitors joined me (lecturer Mary MacLeod Rivett) and several local staff for a 10-day trip to Orkney and Shetland, the northern isles of Scotland, in the second half of August 2018. This is a favourite tour with both the AIA folk and the guides, and it ran beautifully smoothly, and was enjoyed by everyone.

Ferrycarrig 2018: Summer, Week 5
September 27, 2018

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We accomplished an incredible amount of work and discovered some amazing finds, such as an 18th century coin.

Week 5 – June 25, 2018

by Aisling Lacey

The weeks seem to be going by even more quickly. It is week three of my internship and I cannot believe it, but I guess they do say ‘time flies when you’re having fun’.

Last week, we began a two-week excavation program with Maynooth University. The students have been here for one week, and have completed a heap of work and took a field trip to Ferns. This week they continued their hard work and took a field trip to Hook Lighthouse.

AIA Corresponding Member Nominations Now Open
September 25, 2018 | by Author AIA

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The AIA Corresponding Member nomination period is open now through October 31, 2018.

The Corresponding Members Committee of the AIA is charged with reviewing and recommending canidates for election by the Council to this category of lifetime membership. Corresponding Members of the AIA are distinguished scholars outside the United States and Canada who have attained acknowledged eminence in some branch of archaeology, or in the arts and sciences related thereto, including the fields of education, conservation and museums.

 

Ferrycarrig 2018: Summer, Week 4
September 20, 2018

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New students arrived for an excavation course with IAFS, and thus this season's excavation began.

Week 4 – June 18, 2018

by Gaile Juknevicius

IAD 2018 Spotlight on Myanmar
September 19, 2018

MAA Group Picture
Brief Description: 
The Myanmar Archaeology Association is planning archaeological training and awareness campaigns for IAD this year.

The Myanmar Archaeology Association (MAA) will be offering two types of events for IAD 2018.
Program 1 will consist of training the new generation of archaeology students from universities in the Yangon and Mandalay Regions with regard to ethical considerations and current issues in Myanmar archaeology.
Program 2 encompasses outreach to areas that are under the threat of development plans or

Collaborating Organizations Added in August
September 17, 2018 | by Author

IAD 2018 Date
Brief Description: 
New organizations continue to be added through the summer, as we prepare for IAD on October 20, 2018.

More than 50 organizations have come on board during the month of August to host and promote International Archaeology Day this year. We appreciate all their efforts and look forward to the various lectures, open-houses, archaeology fairs, site visits, and other engaging events that these sponsors represent. Make sure that you check our website for activities near you!

The following Collaborating Organizations joined in August:

Save the Date for ArchaeoCon 2019
September 14, 2018 | by Author AIA

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The AIA would like to invite you to join us for ArchaeoCon 2019 in San Diego, California, on Saturday, January 5th for a day of discovery and celebration.

The AIA will turn 140 years old in 2019. To mark this milestone, the AIA would like to invite you to join us for a day of celebration at ArchaeoCon 2019. This event will be held in San Diego, California, on Saturday, January 5th at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.

Nepalese Delegation Visits the AIA in Boston
September 13, 2018 | by Author AIA

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The AIA met with an International Visitor Leadership Program group from Nepal to discuss cultural heritage preservation.

A group of eleven Nepalese visitors and their accompanying liaisons visited the AIA Headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, today. The visitors were participants in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), a professional exchange program of the U.S. Department of State. The meeting was arranged through WorldBoston, the local World Affairs Council in Boston, working in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State in hosting the international professional delegation of the IVLP.

Achill Island 2018: Week 15-16
September 12, 2018

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We spent one last day on site doing survey work, then post-excavation analysis began!

With the excavations done at Caraun Point, post-excavation analysis could begin. Before delving into shell sorting and soil sieving we spent one last day on site doing some last bits of survey work. Using a total station, we recorded the location of our trench corners as well as the base points for our midden surface surveys. We also continued our ongoing survey of the eroding coastline at the site, before getting rained off. After that it was back to the lab. Soil floatation took the better part of a day.

Achill Island 2018: Week 14
September 10, 2018

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During our last week at Caraun Point, we had an open day, a guest lecture, and an animal bone workshop.

Week 14 is our last week of excavation on Caraun Point for 2018. As well as finishing off the last of our excavation, drawing, and recording, we had an open day on Monday, a guest lecture on Tuesday and a day-long animal bone workshop on Wednesday!

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