Gazelles, Catfish and Cows: Ritual Activity in the Predynastic Settlement at el-Mahâsna
November 16, 2016

Clay ritual objects (Photo Courtesy of Dr. David Anderson)
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Brief Description: 
American Research Center in Egypt, Northern California Chapter hosted speaker Dr. David Anderson of the University of Wisconsin who discussed his excavations at the site of el-Mahâsna, North of Abydos Egypt.

In October 2016 the American Research Center in Egypt, Northern California Chapter hosted speaker Dr. David Anderson of the University of Wisconsin who discussed his excavations at the site of el-Mahâsna, North of Abydos Egypt.

International Archaeology Day with the Museum of Ontario Archaeology
November 16, 2016 | by Author

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The Museum of Ontario Archaeology worked closely with the City of London, Archaeological Services Inc. and the London Ontario Archaeology Society to engage and teach the community about local archaeology.

For International Archaeology Day 2016, the Museum of Ontario Archaeology (MOA) worked in close conjunction with the City of London, Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI), and the London Ontario Archaeology Society (OAS) to engage and teach the community about local archaeology through tours, workshops, and information booths. The featured event was a talk about the revision of the Archaeological Master Plan Study of London, discussing how sites are found, when excavation is completed, and strategies for preservation of archaeological sites for generations to come.

Celebrating International Archaeology Day in Peru
November 16, 2016 | by Author Gustavo Valencia

Photo courtesy of Nivín Archaeology Museum
Brief Description: 
On October 15 of this year, International Archaeology Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm in Nivín, Peru

This blog post is reproduced from the Culture & Community in Casma Peru  newsletter.

AIA Tours: Circumnavigating the Black Sea, fall 2016
November 11, 2016 | by

Medea statue, Batumi, Georgia.
Description: 
Modern Myth-Making

I recently led an AIA group on a cruise circumnavigating the Black Sea, counterclockwise. Along the way, we visited Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, and Bulgaria, and we noticed how each one of these “young” countries drew on its ancient history in order to craft a modern image. But the biggest surprise came in Georgia.

Archaeology for Kids with the Azaad Graphic Institute in Iran
November 11, 2016 | by Author Zeinab Nazari Tehrani

Sharing ideas about Archaeology
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The Azaad Graphic Institute held Archaeology for Kids workshop on International Archaeology Day for 8-10 year old children.

The Azaad Graphic Institute in Iran held an Archaeology for Kids workshop on International Archaeology Day with about 20 people in attendance.

A Day in the Life of an Archaeologist at Archaeology Southwest
November 9, 2016 | by Author Sophie Will

Brief Description: 
For IAD, Archaeology Southwest shared the stories of nine of their staff members, detailing “a day in the life” of an archaeologist.

In celebration of International Archaeology Day, Archaeology Southwest shared the stories of nine of their staff members, detailing “a day in the life” of an archaeologist. Sharing fascinating, endearing, and entertaining stories, these blog entries showcase the diversity of archaeology and its impacts. Below are links and short descriptions of these blogs, don’t miss out on these great stories!

 

Achill Island 2016: Week 17 - Keem Bay
November 2, 2016

Blackglazed Earthenwares
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With the long warm days of summer long behind us, we have swopped our trowels and buckets for spreadsheets and Paraloid solution.

With the long warm days of summer long behind us, we have swopped our trowels and buckets for spreadsheets and Paraloid solution (clear acrylic resin used in conservation as a coating) here at Achill Archaeological Field School. One of our priorities for autumn and winter 2016 is to complete the post-excavation analysis and final excavation report for Keem Building 4. Most of the site plans and drawings have already been digitised. We also have wonderful finds drawings made by our students under the expert tutelage of Rena Maguire.

International Archaeology Day Sees Major Growth in 2016
November 1, 2016 | by Author Meredith Langlitz

Brief Description: 
In October, the sixth annual International Archaeology Day was celebrated with over 700 events across the world.

In October, the sixth annual International Archaeology Day was celebrated with over 700 events across the world, growing by about 200 events since last year.  Events were held in at least two dozen countries including: Argentina, Belize, Canada, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Georgia, Greece, Guyana, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, and the United States.

Dispatches from the AIA - November 2016
November 1, 2016

Image of excavations (left) at Çatalhöyük taken from an unmanned drone; close-up (right) of a mudbrick structure at Çatalhöyük
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Brief Description: 
AIA Site Preservation Grant Awarded to Digital Preservation Project at .atalh.yük, Turkey; AIA Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada; Bartman Scholarship Recipients Announced; AIA 2017 Calendar, “A Year of Archaeology,” Now Available; Become an AIA Member Today!

“Rome and its Legions” Event Enthuses the Spokane Area
October 31, 2016 | by Author Sophie Will

Dr. David Oosterhuis (center), president of the AIA-Spokane Society, with Adrienne Carson (L), David Hames (R), and Jim Franklin, at front with the society logo (photo by A. Goldman).
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The AIA-Spokane Society brought Roman reenactors to Spokane as part of the “Roman Myth and Mythmaking” exhibition.

Rome wasn’t built in a day–but attendees of the “Rome and its Legions” Event, sponsored by the AIA-Spokane Society and an AIA Society Outreach Grant, certainly learned all about Rome in a day! On September 22, 2016, Roman reenactors from Legio VI Cohort II (Castra Ferrata) in Salem, Oregon provided fantastic demonstrations for an event on Gonzaga University’s Herak Quad as part of the “Roman Myth and Mythmaking” exhibition, running from mid-September to December 17th by the GU Jundt Art Museum.

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