Trowel Tales: The AIA Blog

by AIA Tours
June 24, 2013
Follow along with the AIA Tours group hiking Scotland's northern isles, in the company of archaeologist Mary MacLeod Rivett, with this blog entry by the Tour Manager. Join us when we repeat this program in June 2014! Contact AIA Tours for details at aia@studytours.org or (800) 748-6262. Day 4: Wednesday, June 19 The Broch of Gurness, also known as Aikerness broch, was our first stop for today. We made sure to be there when it opened and we were the only visitors on this magnificent site, which includes the broch surrounded by a settlement and protected by a deep ditch. Gurness is located opposite the Midhowe broch on Rousay, which we visited yesterday. We then drove across Orkney Mainland to Yesnaby and began our coastal walk,... Read More
by AIA Tours
June 20, 2013
Follow along with the AIA Tours group hiking Scotland's northern isles, in the company of archaeologist Mary MacLeod Rivett, with this blog entry by the Tour Manager. Join us when we repeat this program in June 2014! Contact AIA Tours for details at aia@studytours.org or (800) 748-6262. Day 1: Sunday, June 16, 2013 On the first day of the tour, we sailed north from Aberdeen to Kirkwall. The sea was flat calm as we cruised north up the east coast of Scotland. After six hours we arrived at Kirkwall, the main town and capital of Orkney. Day 2: Monday, June 17 Today we headed for the heart of Neolithic Orkney. In the west of the mainland there is an isthmus of land between the Loch of Harray and the Loch of Stenness that contains the... Read More
April 16, 2013
AIA Trustees Ronald Greenberg, Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis, and Paul Rissman joined AIA CEO Peter Herdrich and colleagues from the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University in hosting a delegation of archaeologists from Libya for discussions in New York. Lead by Dr. Mftah Ahmed of the Libyan government’s Department of Antiquities, the group discussed the current situation for archaeologists in Libya as well as possible areas of collaboration among those attending. The group also received a tour of the current exhibit, Temple and Tomb, Prehistoric Malta 3600-2500 BCE, currently on display at ISAW. The archaeologists from Libya were in the U.S. under the auspices of the U.S. State Department’s International... Read More
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