Achill Archaeological Field School features as one of the 2014-19 Interactive Digs from the Archaeological Institute of America and Archaeology Magazine
Since 2014 the work of the Achill Archaeological Field School (AAFS) on Achill Island has been featured as one of the ‘Interactive Digs’ on the website of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). Other featured projects are Cahal Pech in Belize, Johnson’s Island in Ohio and Zominthos in Crete. We are proud to be listed alongside these projects by the AIA and Archaeology magazine.
The Interactive Dig offers extensive coverage of our archaeological investigations on Slievemore, Keem Bay and Caraun Point. This includes weekly videos from the field season and all of the latest images from the sites. The website also includes, a ‘Talk to the Team’ feature and Student Notebooks from the students taking part. To be featured on the AIA website is a real honor for the AAFS and is testament to the professional approach and depth of knowledge at the Field School. As one observer recently noted, this is a Field School with pedigree!
The video archive includes weekly reports from our seasons of excavations at the Cromlech Tumulus on Slievemore. It also features the first season of our new project at Keem Bay. The videos are a really great way to see the process of excavation at work.
The Student Notebooks section of the Interactive Dig include some very well-written, interesting and often highly entertaining accounts. Read about both the dig and the experience of working and learning in Achill. Some extracts are shown below: