Achill Island 2018: Week 2
June 1, 2018

Students from UNCW at Keem
Select a thumbnail to view more in the gallery.
Brief Description: 
Preparing for our first excavation of the season at Keem Bay, we also finished survey work at Caraun Point.

This week was a week of preparation for our first excavation of the season at Keem Bay and we also finished up our survey work at Caraun Point. We are very excited about the excavation at Caraun Point which will start later in the summer. As part of our pre-excavation work we surveyed the site last week and made photogrammetry models of two of the houses exposed by erosion of the site. After some trial and error, we have now successfully imaged two of the buildings currently visible in the landscape. The buildings are dry-stone structures with distinctive rounded corners.

AIA Tours: Letter from Iran
May 18, 2018 | by

Description: 
The Dolat Abad Garden, Yazd. © Andrew Moore

A few weeks ago my wife Barbara and I led an AIA tour of Iran. Our itinerary took us across a large sweep of this fascinating land from the mountains in the northwest to the deserts of the southeast. The tour was carefully designed to include major archaeological sites and glorious examples of Islamic architecture. In Tehran we visited archaeological museums and palaces. At Bisotun in the Zagros Mountains on the Royal Road from Hamadan to Babylon we marveled at the rock reliefs and multilingual inscriptions created by Darius I and his successors.

Achill Island 2018: Week 1
May 16, 2018

Setting out the grid at Caraun Point
Select a thumbnail to view more in the gallery.
Brief Description: 
This week was dedicated to surveying at Caraun Point, the site of a multi-period archaeological complex on the tip of a sand-covered peninsula.

Surveying at Caraun Point

SPAAA Vol. 4 Now Available
May 16, 2018 | by Author Kevin Mullen

Brief Description: 
The fourth volume in the Kress-supported series: Selected Papers on Ancient Art and Architecture was published in January.

The fourth volume in the Kress-supported series: Selected Papers on Ancient Art and Architecture is now available. The book, entitled: Collecting and Collectors. From Antiquity to Modernity, was edited by Alexandra Carpino, Tiziana D'Angelo, Maya Muratov and David Saunders. 

Achill Island 2018: Looking Ahead at Keem Bay
May 4, 2018

Select a thumbnail to view more in the gallery.
Brief Description: 
The sixth season of work at the Keem Bay settlement begins at the end of May.

With just over two weeks until we begin work on our first excavation of the summer, things are busy at the Achill Field School. At the end of May we’ll return to Keem Bay, for a sixth season of work. Keem is one of the most beautiful places on Achill with a complex and poignant history stretching back to at least the early medieval period. From 2009 Achill Field School has been investigating the site of a village that stood in the valley from at least the mid-18th century.

AIA Tours: Behind the scenes in France and Spain
May 1, 2018 | by

Description: 
Henry de Lumley (right), Ian Tattersall (left), and the Arago 21 skull. Photo by Karen Raab

In late April this year, an AIA group (on the tour Decorated Caves of the Pyrenees & the Rhone Valley) visited some of the most spectacular of the cave sites in northern Spain and southern France that were gloriously decorated, with both animal and geometrical images, by the people who inhabited the region during the last Ice Age between about 40 and 12 thousand years ago.

Spring 2018 Society Outreach Grant Winners
April 30, 2018

Brief Description: 
Eight societies were awarded Society Outreach Grants in the Spring of 2018.

Athens (Georgia) Society: Sharing Technology for Archaeology

IAD Exhibition in Kosovo
March 29, 2018 | by Author

(Photo Courtesy of The Museum of Peja)
Select a thumbnail to view more in the gallery.
Brief Description: 
At the Museum of Peja in Kosovo, International Archaeology Day 2017 was marked with several fun activities for visitors.

At the Museum of Peja in Kosovo, International Archaeology Day 2017 was marked with several fun activities for visitors.  Activities included drawings of archaeological maps​ by high school art pupils of Peja, plasticine copies of archaeological artifacts, and a presentation of the exhibition "Cultural Archaeological Heritage" by the archaeologist, Dr. Sefer Lajqi.

IAD in the Czech Republic Includes Roman Soldiers, Exhibitions
March 29, 2018 | by Author

(Photo Courtesy of The Muzeum T. G. M. Rakovnik)
Select a thumbnail to view more in the gallery.
Brief Description: 
International Archaeology Day was celebrated at the Muzeum T. G. M. Rakovnik in the Czech Republic this past October.

International Archaeology Day was celebrated at the Muzeum T. G. M. Rakovnik in the Czech Republic this past October. Local archaeologists provided guided tours of the exhibition, "In the Shadow of the Empire," about the Germanic settlement in the Rakovnik´s region during the Roman period.  The exhibition was full of the activities for visitors to enjoy, like testing out replicas of Roman clothes and weapons or combing their hair in the Germanic hairstyle.

Spring Awards Dinner on April 25
March 22, 2018

The archaeological site of Leptis Magna, a prominent city in the Roman Empire, and a UNESCO World Heritage site in Libya.
Brief Description: 
Join us on Wednesday, April 25 in Washington, DC for our Championing Cultural Heritage Spring Awards Dinner.

For nearly a decade, the Archaeological Institute of America has been advocating for the protection of cultural heritage and archaeological resources in Libya. On February 23, 2018, the United States and Libya signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding on cultural property protection. Read more about this landmark MoU here.

Pages

Subscribe to Archaeological Institute of America RSS

Dig Deeper

Email the AIA Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter
Subscribe to the AIA e-Update

Sign Up!