Why become an Archaeologist?

You’re at a posh frock gathering. Polite social ‘chit-chat’ is going on around you. Before long you know that someone’s going to ask you what you do for a living. Is it time to fib and give a glib “nothing much, I’m an office worker” as your reply or is it time to take a … Read More →

Day of Archaeology with the Archeological Society of Virginia, Board of Directors

As readers of the Day of Archaeology (DOA) blog have realized, there are many aspects to what goes … Read More →

AROURA Project – archaeological reconnaissance in Greece

Molly Greenhouse, Teaching Assistant, ARCH 397, UMBC The AROURA project (Archaeological Reconnaissance of Uninvestigated Remains of Agriculture) is … Read More →

A Day with Macedonian Archaeology – “Arheo Park Brazda” (VIDEO)

This short documentary about the first archaeological park in R. Macedonia “Arheo Park Brazda” was recorded for the celebration of international day of archaeology “Day of Archaeology 2014″ by association “Archaeologica” ‘with the support of Ministry of Culture of Republic of Macedonia, Archaeological Museum of Macedonia, Cultural heritage protection office and Via Magna. Realization: association … Read More →

From Riveting Romans to Saints, Sailors & Pilgrims

On the Day of Archaeology 2014 I was preparing for a series of events organised and coordinated by … Read More →

Cheshire HEROs

As jobs go, being an Historic Environment Record Officer (or HERO as we like to be known) is … Read More →

South Dorset Ridgeway- the importance of a holiday

On this Day of Archaeology I was actually at a wedding, a completely non-archaeology wedding. I feel that this is important to point out because, like most jobs people do that a) they enjoy and b) are poorly funded and highly competitive many people dedicate their whole lives to their work. I realised a while … Read More →

Day of Archaeology Video from the Illinois State Archaeological Survey

This is a video submission for the Day of Archaeology submitted by the Illinois State Archaeological Survey-American Bottom Field Station (ISAS-ABFS). The primary function of the ABFS is to conduct research based on excavations mandated by law for transportation related projects, and conduct public outreach across the state and region relating our findings.  Since the … Read More →

Expert Guidance from the National Museum of Ireland Conservation Department

The Blackfriary Community Archaeology Project in Trim, Co. Meath Ireland, now in its fifth year, focuses research led archaeological excavation at the site of the 13th century Dominican Black Friary in Trim, Co. Meath. Founded in 1263 by Geoffrey de Geneville Lord of Meath, the friary was a significant site for centuries until the Dissolution … Read More →

Archaeology in the Mediterranean: do not drown if you can

On July 11th this year I was in Eastern Crete. In the morning Elisa and I went to … Read More →

Working on the Butts

So there you are a day of working with AutoCAD Adobe Illustrator and excel tables to produce the period plans for the Butts, Worcester. It’s interesting and brain taxing to get the stuff together and working, but when people ask what does an archaeological illustrator do, they don’t really want us to tell them – … Read More →