Trowel Tales: The AIA Blog

July 16, 2014
When asked to describe her experience supported by the Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship, you can hear great enthusiasm in Emily Hails’s voice as she says, “Awesome!” Emily attended Dr. Farid Rahemtulla’s six-week Central Coast British Columbia Field School in May and June of 2014. Working between Bella Coola, British Columbia and Hakai Beach Institute (HBI) on Calvert Island with seven other students, Emily began excavating a section of a deep shell midden and learning valuable practical skills. Emily’s field school experience also introduced her to the complexities of working in First Nations territory and the importance of proper cultural resource management. As a student interested... Read More
June 4, 2014
The Kentucky Society was founded in 1953 at the University of Kentucky to serve residents of the Lexington and Louisville areas. That same year, the Society became the 40th to be welcomed to the Archaeological Institute of America. For over 60 years, the Society “has been an active force in the Commonwealth of Kentucky for the identification, excavation, and preservation of archaeological sites.” The Kentucky Society continues to be an active force by providing exciting opportunities for members. In 2010, the Kentucky Society and member Paolo Visoná, Visiting Scholar in the Department of Art at the University of Kentucky, won one of the AIA’s Society Outreach Grants to create an exhibit entitled “A Greek... Read More
May 30, 2014
Throughout June we will be auctioning off trips online.  Your bid will help sustain and even create new funds for research, excavation, and preservation of sites; send students to their first field schools; and provide teachers with the tools they need to bring the human past alive in the classroom.  See a preview of this week's trips below and visit the online auction site to bid today.  Auction lots close on Friday, June 6th at 12:00pm EST. Want to sail away this summer?  August is right around the corner and a starting bid of only $1,800 could grab you a suite for two aboard the ship Corinthian on this sea voyage from Venice to Croatia and Montenegro.  If you haven't ... Read More
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