AIA Young Archaeologists Program

In the recent of volume of Archaeology, the publication of the Archaeological Institute of America, I read of a new programme starting in October that seems pretty awesome.

In the fall, the AIA will, and I quote from page 66, “allow young archaeology enthusiasts to be part of the AIA.” Kids and teens will get an ID card, a subscription to a newsletter and an archaeology publication… and get to do a bunch of other very cool things!

You can sign up for an email to find out when the program launches in the fall at archaeological.org/launchalert

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Miniature Pyramids of Sudan

There is a nice article in Archaeology, the AIA magazine, on the Miniature Pyramids of Sudan, about fieldwork at Sedeinga. Actually, during my first dig season in Sudan back in 2000, I worked at the site with the French mission for one month (after spending the previous month with the Canadian mission at Meroe–see the Day in the life of an archaeologist chronicle). That is where I met my friend Vincent Francigny, who is now co-director of the excavations. Enjoy the article!

Catching up on world archaeology

After a walk in the Museum Park, lunch at my neighbourhood deli, a few errands and laps at the gym pool, I came home to find the latest Archaeology magazine in my mailbox. (It is published by the AIA.) I spent the second half of the afternoon lounging on my balcony reading it, enjoying the unusually pleasant summer weather.

I learned about excavations under Mexico City and the renewed research on the Gokstad ship burial first excavated more than a century ago (Norway). I caught up with the work of my colleague Josef Wegner (not Wenger, as misspelled in the article) at Abydos (Egypt). There were several other articles about archaeological research going on at various places around the world—all very interesting! It kept me happily occupied until dinner time.