Lectures will start at 6pm and will be given at our new premises, kindly placed at our disposal by the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage, 173 St Christopher Street, Valletta. The Superintendence is in lower Valletta, between St Paul Street and St Ursula Street, almost on the corner with St Ursula Street.
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Archaeological tour of the Aeolian Islands
Wed 19 Oct
The Malta Shipwreck Survey Project: recording the underwater cultural heritage of an island nation CHANGED TO The Phoenician Shipwreck off Gozo - the 2016 season
Lecture by Dr Timmy Gambin, senior lecturer Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta. Sponsored by APS Bank.
NB The Archaeological Society Malta is a Collaborating Organization of International Archaeology Day organised by the Archaeological Institute of America. Events in October will this year be part of the International Archaeology Day on 15 October.
Sat 22 Oct
Site visit to the recently restored Ta' Bistra catacombs Mosta and its visitor centre
Led by Mr David Cardona, curator Phoenician, Roman and medieval sites, Heritage Malta, to be followed by a visit to a tomb cave, beehives and cart ruts in the vicinity of Fort Mosta led by Dr Keith Buhagiar, permanent visiting lecturer Classics and Archaeology, and Theology, University of Malta, and Professor Anthony Bonanno, professor Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta. Heritage Malta is kindly offering members a special entrance fee of € 1.
Meeting at 2pm at Ta' Bistra catacombs, on the right going down the road from the Rabat-Mosta-Mgarr roundabout, almost opposite Mount St Joseph Jesuit Retreat House, outskirts of Mosta/Targa Gap.
Wed 16 Nov
What a difference a date makes CHANGED TO Soft-core mysteries
Lecture by Dr Katrin Fenech, research support officer, Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta. Sponsored by APS Bank.
Wed 14 Dec
Transforming Valletta's built spaces from 1566 to 1798
Lecture by Mr Mevrick Spiteri and Mr Christian Mifsud, Cultural Heritage Executives, Superintendence of Cultural Heritage. Sponsored by APS Bank.
Wed 18 Jan
Architecture of Power in 10th century Córdoba: research perspectives on the city-palace
Lecture by Ms Grace Cassar, postgraduate student at the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Sponsored by APS Bank.
Sat 28 Jan
Site visit to the WWII underground radar complex at Dingli
Followed by a guided cliff walk to see the military heritage still evident from WWII, led by Major Tony Abela, chairman Malta Air Traffic Services. Meeting at 2pm in front of Dingli radar station with its distinctive white dome.
Wed 15 Feb
Why is that column so small? The things I wish I had known before creating digital models (but was too embarrassed to ask)
Lecture by Dr Elizabeth De Gaetano, freelance archaeological illustrator, Basel, Switzerland. Sponsored by APS Bank.
Sat 04 Mar
Site visit to St Paul's Catacombs and visitor centre in Rabat
Led by Mr David Cardona, acting senior curator Phoenician, Roman and medieval sites, Heritage Malta. Heritage Malta is kindly offering members a special entrance fee of €1. Meeting at 2pm in front of the Visitor Centre.
Wed 15 Mar
The use of ancient DNA studies in a Maltese archaeological context
Lecture by Dr Josef Caruana, curator Heritage Malta. Sponsored by APS Bank.
Sat 25 Mar
Site visit to San Pawl Milqi and its landscape context
Led by Dr Maxine Anastasi, lecturer Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta. Heritage Malta is kindly offering members a special entrance fee of €1. Meeting on site at 2pm.
Wed 29 Mar
Red Star and Snowy Mountain: Landscape, Skyscape and Megalithism in Neolithic NW Iberia
Lecture by Dr Fabio Silva, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES, Spain) and tutor in the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture (University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK) Sponsored by APS Bank.
Sat 01 Apr
Day trip to Gozo
Led by Dr Anton Bugeja, taking 9:45 ferry from Cirkewwa. Sites to be visited include Dwejra, the Gozo Citadel (excluding Museum of Archaeology), Borg l-Gharib and L-Imrejsbiet (from the road) and two other sites, hunters permitting. Lunch, against payment, probably at Marsalforn. Transport, against payment, by minivan to and from Cirkewwa, and in Gozo. Pick up 8:30 Car Park 6, Archaeology Farmhouse, University of Malta. Pre-booking for van essential.
Wed 19 Apr
Pure Stone: The Jewish Stone-Vessel Industry and Ritual-Purity Practices in the First Two Centuries of the Common Era
Lecture by Dr Dennis Mizzi, senior lecturer in Hebrew and Ancient Judaism, University of Malta. Sponsored by APS Bank.
Sat 22 Apr
Annual General Meeting
At 11am at the the Archaeology Centre, University Campus, Car Park 6, followed by drinks and a snack. Please note that there will be no afternoon site visit.
Tue 02 May
- Sun 07 May
Tour to the Etruscan sites of Tarquinia and Cerveteri and other sites in Lazio.
Thu 01 Jun
A River Runs Through It: The Göksu Valley Through Time
Lecture by Dr Naoise Mac Sweeney, associate professor of Ancient History, University of Leicester. Sponsored by APS Bank.
Tour to Western Sicily.
PLEASE INDICATE A POTENTIAL INTEREST
If there is any member who is in a position to share his/her area of archaeological interest with members of the Society, whether in the form of a lecture or a site visit, please contact the Hon. Secretary, Archaeological Society.
Last Update: 17 Apr 2017