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Home July 12, 2008




Dear all,

An archaeological newspaper was an old wish. Argyro Foti (Ph.D. archaeology candidate UOA) joined this effort with her initiative and with her special skills brought this site to existence. The aim of this site is to inform and to communicate conclusions of scientific study to all those interested in archaeology: academics, students of all levels and public. Articles by academics and researchers, scientific news, links to useful and interesting sites, calendar events, projects, photos, videos and much more are presented.  

Under the archaeological umbrella many disciplines, geographical areas and chronological periods are covered.  Prehistoric, classical, byzantine, environmental, landscape, american, asian archaeology are some of the categories that will be hosted.  An important section of the site is the e-class communication of the UOA. This site will bring students of archaeology to the understanding of the universal impact of our field.

Our primary concern for creating this site was to bring closer the aroma and cultural heritage of countries once though too distant. People who serve different fields and disciplines, from i.e. Greece, Japan, Siberia, U.S.A, France, U.K., join an effort to get us acquainted with each other’s cultural heritage, bring in this way past to present and thus give future a different prospect through the scientific conclusions made. This kind of communication is feasible nowadays that technological advances allow us the most distant “travels” in just seconds. We are deeply engaged into bringing together all those who are interested in promoting all the fields of archaeology and the cultural heritage of their country. 

Knowing people, life and culture all over the world, one should better think again about underestimating a human being depending on his age, gender, ethnicity, social status, disabilities and beliefs.  Join us.



Sincerely yours,

The Director,

    Lilian Karali / Λίλιαν Καραλή 

Professor of Archaeology 




Dear visitors,

Welcome to “Archaeology Newsletter”. I would like to thank Professor Lilian Karali who is always giving the opportunity to her students and collaborators to realize their initiatives. Her knowledge, advice and support is offered generously in every step of the way. 

At the beginning we thought of making this newsletter a periodical but the necessity to communicate with as many people as possible made us think of the site solution, without giving up the periodical idea. That is the reason why we maintained the “newsletter” title in our name. This will be realized later on.

This site will allow to as many scientists as possible to diffuse their knowledge, questions will be raised and thus productive thought can be provoked leading to great scientific results. But what’s more and actually our main goal? We strongly believe that time has come for people to stop building “Towers of Babel” with all the consequences and start building bridges; cultural, educational, emotional. The efforts of our ancestors, in different parts of the world, to cope with the forces of nature and to create step by step culture can only bring us closer, without discriminations. Of course each culture is a different flower. Every flower has its unique colour and aroma and as such it will be studied.        

As Editor-in-Chief, allow me to introduce you to “Archaeology Newsletter”. Academics and researchers of Greek as well as of foreign Universities and Institutes from all over the world, will be posting articles and PowerPoint presentations of their work, excavations, projects, books etc. All specialities of achaeology and its sub-disciplines will have their place here. In the “Contributors” page, you will find a short curriculum vitae of the academics and researchers, their photograph as well as their contact details (if they wish to post them).

Every new post is going to appear at the top, as you open the site. You can scroll down quickly if you prefer to see all the posts (at the end there is either a Nest Page or a Previous Page sign) or for your better navigation you can click on the bars at the top or at the side of the pages.

Projects, such as the e-class of the “Environmental Archaeology”, “Geoarchaeology”, “Prehistoric Archaeology III” and “The Postgraduate Seminar of Environmental Archaeology” will have their special place on the site. Each term, students of e-class at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens will undergo a competition and the best paper will be posted on the site.

Apart from the articles and the projects, the categories’ list will contain all the categories and sub-disciplines of archaeology for which an article will be posted each time. Prehistoric, environmental, classical, byzantine, landscape, forensic, computational, aerial, maritime archaeology, osteoarchaeology, archaeometry, ethnoarchaeology, museum studies are only some of the categories that can and will be hosted.  

All the new developments and books’ or sites’ presentations in the archaeological science can be seen under the category “scientific news”. You can also be notified for all the upcoming events such as symposia, meetings, lectures not only in Greece but abroad as well as we will be informing you of all the major events held by renowned Universities and Institutes. The “coming up” category will inform you on the lectures, symposia etc that are approaching and you need to sign up in order to attend and the programme if it is given.

The RSS feeds (Rich Site Summary), at the sidebar of the weblog, is a format for regularly delivering webcontent. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whomever wants it, so that they easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites they are interested, save time by not needing to visit each site individually and ensure their privacy by not needing to join each site’s email newsletter. News headlines of the chosen sites appear and by putting the cursor over the headlines, a short summary of the article appears. The summary appears on a white background that distinguishes it from the rest. If that seems interesting you can click on the headline and get linked to the source. By clicking on the red icon of the RSS feed you will be able to view all the summaries of the articles that are in the feed and then choose which one you prefer to read. The RSS Feeds we have so far subscribed to are:

  • Archaeology
  • African Archaeological Review
  • Bestsellers in Archaeology
  • Bestsellers in Books: History>Archaeology>Industrial Archaeology
  • Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • American Journal of Physical Anthropology
  • Archaeology Magazine
  • Archaeometry
  • ASCSA Events
  • BBC News and Sport Search: Archaeology
  • Byzantina Symmeikta
  • Discovery News: Archaeology
  • European Journal of Archaeology
  • European Journal of Archeaology. Archaeological Engagements: New Media and Beyond
  • European Journal of Archaeology: Most-Cited Full-Text Articles.
  • European Journal of Archaeology: Most-Read Full-Text Articles.
  • History Review Journal
  • International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
  • Intute: Arts and Humanities Archaeology Gateway
  • Journal of Material Culture
  • Journal of the American Academy of Religion
  • Museum Ethnographers Group News
  • National Geographic News-Archaeology
  • National Museums in Berlin: Temporary Exhibitions
  • Oxford Art Journal
  • Past and Present
  • Royal Academy Events
  • School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London: Events
  • Stone Pages Archaeo News
  • Stone Pages Archaeo News Podcast
  • Swedish Institute at Athens-Events
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Special Exhibition Podcast
  • The New York Times: Fossils
  • The New York Times: Mayans
  • The New York Times: Museums
  • The New York Times: Sculptures
  • Theoretical Archaeology Group
  • Unesco: World Heritage Centre Events
  • Unesco: World Heritage Sites

Some say that a picture equals a thousand words. Carefully chosen videos of archaeological sites, projects and artifacts of museums will be uploaded on VodPod and just by clicking on them you will be albe to view them. Periodically new videos will be added to those already existing. The same applies for the Flickr photos. We will be uploading interesting photos of excavations, artifacts etc.

In the links section you will find all the necessary links. Categories such as archaeometry, envrionmental, prehistoric, classical, byzantine archaeology as well as universities, museums, foreign archaeological schools/institutes at Athens and laboratories will only make it easier for you to find the link you require. By moving the cursor over the URL of the link, a snap shot window will open showing you the first page of the site allowing you to magnify the window and thus view it better by clicking on a magnifying glass icon at the top right of the window.  

The contact page allows you to communicate with us just by adding your personal detais such as title, name, surname, theme and body of your message in the contact form. After receiving your message we will either contact you or post an answer on the blog depending on the nature of the message.

We will be really happy to post your articles. If you wish to do so, contact us through the contact section and let us know. We will answer as soon as possible giving you all the details. Feel free to inform us on interesting links, lectures, books, sites and anything else related to archaeology so that we bring our site up to date. After all we wish to make this a reference point for all the people who are interested in archaeology. Enjoy! 



Sincerely yours,

The Editor-in-Chief,

Argyro Foti / Αργυρώ Φώτη

Ph.D. candidate