The Grand Challenges for Archaeology

Doug’s Archaeology is hosting The Grand Challenges for Archaeology: A Blogging Carnival, inviting bloggers to answer the question: “What are the grand challenges facing YOUR archaeology?” Recently, I’ve been asking myself the same question over and over again. How do we get the public engaged in a scientific study of cistern mortar, medieval settlement growth, GIS applications in…

Recap from the 2016 AIA’s

The Archaeological Institute of America’s Annual Meeting took place last weekend in San Francisco. I was tied up with two colloquia on abandoned villages, sponsored by the Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology interest group. I even gave a paper during one of the sessions that gave me the chance to show off a bunch of photos…

Travels in the Aegean: IMS-FORTH

The second phase of my research in Greece is well underway (click here for Phase 1). I’m writing from a desk in Rethymno, Crete, at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies – Foundation of Research and Technology, Hellas, and more specifically, the Laboratory of Geophysical – Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment. Last year, I had the…

Travels in the Aegean: NASK 2013

I landed in Greece about one week ago and will be here for the next two months, conducting research at a number of different institutions (check out the map at the bottom). All of these places are close to heart, albeit for different reasons. First up is Karystos (island of Euboea), then on to Rethymno…