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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Wed 20 Jan
Breaking wind: the downside of recording sites in deep waters
Lecture by Dr Timmy Gambin, Senior Lecturer in Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta. Sponsored by APS Bank. POSTPONED
Wed 17 Feb
From artifacts and architecture to social organization. A new look at the Aeolian islands in the Middle Bronze Age
Lecture by Dr Gianmarco Alberti, Research Support Officer, Department of Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta, on his research in connection with the Aeolian islands. Title to be announced. Sponsored by APS Bank.
Sat 20 Feb
At 11am Annual General Meeting at the Archaeology Centre on campus, followed by drinks and a snack. POSTPONED TO 16 APRIL
At 2pm the viewing of two documentaries about Algeria at 2pm. These documentaries have not been shown in Malta and are being screened exclusively for members of the Archaeological Society. Mr Michael Bonello, consultant AAB Films Productions, has very kindly offered to show the documentaries and will be giving a brief introduction.
Sat 12 Mar
Site visit to Gnien is-Sultan, San Mikiel is-Sincier, and Qallilija tombs
All sites in the Rabat area, led by Dr Keith Buhagiar. Meeting at 2 by Nigret roundabout.
Wed 16 Mar
New excavations, new documentation techniques, new frontiers in the documentation of sites and artefacts
Lecture by Mr David Cardona, Curator of Phoenician, Roman and Medieval Sites, Heritage Malta. Sponsored by APS Bank.
Sat 16 Apr
Annual General Meeting
At 11 am at the the Archaeology Centre, University Campus, Car Park 6, followed by drinks and a snack.
Afternoon site visit is a walk along Sliema seafront starting by the palm trees/petrol station in front of the Carmelite Convent St Julian's up to Tigne'. Dr Timmy Gambin, University of Malta, and Architect Edward Said, Sliema Heritage Society, will be leading the visit. Meeting at 2pm.
Wed 20 Apr
On the Fringe of Byzantium
Lecture by Professor Paul Arthur, Director of the Post-Graduate School in Archaeology at the University of Salento. Sponsored by APS Bank.
Wed 18 May
Meeting the people of the Xagħra Circle: A re-examination of the prehistoric human bone
Presentation by Dr Ronika Power, European Research Council Fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, and Research Associate of Darwin College, University of Cambridge and Mrs Bernardette Mercieca Spiteri, Osteoarchaeologist, Superintendence of Cultural Heritage Malta, member of the FRAGSUS bone crew.
The FRAGSUS Project, entitled Fragility and Sustainability in restricted island environments: Adaptation, Culture Change and Collapse in prehistory is an FP7 European Research Council (ERC) five-year interdisciplinary project launched in May 2013. FRAGSUS aims to shed new light on how the Maltese islands were transformed and exploited during the first few thousand years of human activity. FRAGSUS brings together an international team from five institutions in three countries. Queen's University Belfast is the Host Institution leading the project (Professor Caroline Malone principal investigator), together with the University of Cambridge, the University of Malta, the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage (Malta) and Heritage Malta.
Sponsored by APS Bank.
Wed 18 May
Results from the Xemxija cores and Marsa Core 2
Lecture by Dr Katrin Fenech, Research Support Officer, Department of Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta. Sponsored by APS Bank. POSTPONED
Fri 15 Jul
Open day Zejtun Villa site
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
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 25 Feb
Site visit to Ras ir-Raħeb and Kunċizzjoni
Led by Prof. Nicholas Vella, Professor Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta. Meeting at 2 on Baħrija Square by the rabbit restaurant.
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.
Wed 29 Mar
Red Star and Snowy Mountain: Landscape, Skyscape and Megalithism in Neolithic NW Iberia
Lecture by Dr Fabio Silva, lecturer Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Sponsored by APS Bank.
Sat 01 Apr
Gozo day trip
Led by Dr Anton Bugeja. To be confirmed.
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 Oriental Studies, 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. Afternoon site visit to be announced.
Fri 28 Apr
- Mon 01 May
possibility of tour to the Etruscan sites of Tarquinia and Cerveteri
PLEASE INDICATE A POTENTIAL INTEREST.
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.
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: 02 Dec 2016