July 16, 2011

Excavation has begun at Poggio Civitate!  Read Alyssa's firsthand account.  Meanwhile in Thebes, Paul and the crew celebrate the 4th of July and continue the excavation near the Temple of Apollo.

Dig Blogs

June 12, 2011

Paul Brazinski has posted his Dig Blog from his first week as AMC AAA Fellow!

Prologue (June 2nd - June 12th): "Paris - The City of Lights"

Dig Blogs

May 2, 2011

We are happy to announce the winners of the 2011 Al and Margaret Cohen American Archaeology Abroad Fellowship! This year, because of an additional gift from Margaret A. Cohen, we were able to offer two fellowships! The two Fellows will be posting a weekly blog during their archaeological excavations abroad. See "Dig Blog", above.


Fellow: Paul Anthony Brazinski

Excavation: Athenian Agora Excavations

                      (Director, John Camp)

                      Thebes Excavations in Greece

                      (Directors, Vassilis Aravantinos, Kevin Daly, and Stephanie Larson)


Fellow: Alyssa Friedman

Excavation: Poggio Civitate Excavation Project in Italy

                      (Director, Anthony Tuck, U.Mass, Amherst)

April 21, 2011

Stephanie Larson, Kevin Daly, and Vassilis Aravantinos receive approval for first joint Greek-American excavation at Thebes, Greece. http://www.bucknell.edu/x68154.xml

AAA announces the affiliation of a new project in Greece!

The Greek-American archaeological survey and excavation project at the Ismenion in Thebes, Greece.

Directed by Stephanie Larson, Kevin Daly, and Vassilis Aravantinos.

April 4, 2011

AAA co-sponsors its first lecture with the Bucknell University Department of Classics!

"Armageddon's Earliest Temples: New Archaeological Discoveries at from Megiddo, Israel"

    Dr. Matthew J. Adams.

    April 4th, 2011: 4:00 PM

    Trout Auditorium, Bucknell University

Centuries before the pyramids of Egypt rose along the Nile, the inhabitants of Megiddo organized themselves into a massive city and began construction on a monumental home for their revered god. This temple would be one of the most ambitious construction projects in the Levant, and the city responsible for it would be the earliest and largest urban formation for hundreds of miles. This 5,000-year-old "Great Temple" has now been revealed through excavations on the acropolis by Tel Aviv University's Megiddo Expedition. Dr. Adams will speak about his recent excavations with the Megiddo Expedition uncovering one of the largest and earliest temples known. Find out how students from Bucknell and around the world worked to uncover one of the most exciting discoveries in the ancient world!


March 27, 2011

We are proud to announce the addition of two new projects in Egypt to American Archaeology Abroad!

The Mendes Expedition directed by Donald B. Redford.

A.T.P. Theban Tomb Survey directed by Susan Redford.

March 7, 2011

American Archaeology Abroad is proud to welcome The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project as an affiliated excavation project! The JCHP will be in the field this summer from July 9 to August 12.

November 30, 2011

AAA Welcomes The Maya Research Program

The AAA is happy to welcome the Maya Research Program as an affiliated Archaeological Project and its President Thomas H. Guderjan and Board Member Colleen Hanratty as Members!

The Maya Research Program (MRP) is a U.S.-based non-profit organization (501c3) that sponsors archaeological and ethnographic research in Middle America. Each summer since 1992, MRP has sponsored archaeological fieldwork at the ancient Maya site of Blue Creek in northwestern Belize and ethnographic research in the village of Yaxunah, Mexico. In 2012 we again offer opportunities to participate in our field programs and learn about the Maya of the past and today.

The Blue Creek Archaeological Project is an annual excavation that incorporates cost-sharing volunteers and students and, as a result, provides the public with an opportunity to participate in one of the major research efforts in Maya archaeology. The Blue Creek project is open to student and non-student participants, regardless of experience. The Blue Creek field school is certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists and participants will receive training in both excavation and laboratory techniques and receive a “crash course” on the Maya and archaeological methodology. Academic credit and scholarships are available.

November 14, 2011

New AAA Lecture!

American Archaeology Abroad and the Bucknell University Department of Classics present:

Mendes: City of the Ram and Fish, Microcosm of Ancient Egypt

Dr. Donald B. Redford

December 1st, 2011: 5:30 PM

Olin 268, Bucknell University

Open to the Public!



May 30, 2012

AAA Announces the 2012 Al and Margaret Cohen AAA Fellowship!

This year we awarded two fellowships of $1500 each to two promising undergraduates to go an archaeological excavation.

Catherine Pasqualoni

Excavation: The Jezreel Valley Regional Project, Israel

Catherine Teitz

Excavation: The Pompeii Quadriporticus Project, Italy


Watch for both dig blogs coming this summer!

See here.


News Archive


October 2, 2010

This summer, American Archaeology Abroad will be participating in the excavations at Tel Megiddo, East, with the Jezreel Valley Regional Project in Israel!

Learn how you can get involved as a volunteer.

Learn how you can support this excavation or college student participation!


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