The Digs!

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Waikato, Te Ika-a-Māui
Hamilton, Te Ika-a-Māui, New Zealand.
A large team will be working together to uncover the remains of a Maori horticultural site.
Willow Court Project
New Norfolk, Tasmania.
Willow Court is Australia’s earliest asylum, opened in 1829. This season’s work will focus on geophysical investigations as well as artifact cataloguing.
Fiji Museum
Suva, Fiji.
The Fiji Museum was officially inaugurated in 1929 and holds important collections of archaeological and historical artifacts as well as archival and artistic objects.
Collaborative Archaeological Project of Eastern Yucatán
Tahcabo, Yucatán, Mexico.
This season’s excavation will investigate rejolladas , natural solution sinkholes in the karstic limestone that collect rich soils ideal for cultivation.

Stélida Naxos Archaeological Project
Stélida, Naxos, Greece.
The results of this excavation on the Cycladic island of Naxos may help us to understand the earliest origins of maritime travel in the Aegean.

Caherconnell Stone Fort
County Clare, Ireland.
I will be lending a helping hand at the Archaeological Field School which concentrates on the excavation of the Stone Fort, a 10th century AD royal settlement.

Outeiro do Circo, Beja, Portugal
Beja, Portugal.
The interior of this Late Bronze Age (1250-850 BC) fortified settlement will be excavated this year to develop a better understanding of the ancient inhabitants’ daily life.

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
Honolulu, Hawaii, US.
Hawaiian archaeological material will be catalogued into the physical collections and digital archives to make the information more accessible for staff, the community and/or researchers interested in Hawaii’s past.

12 projects in 12 countries over 12 months

Click on the links below to get more information on each of the destinations!

New Zealand : Waikato, Te Ika-a-Māui

Australia : Willow Court Project, Tasmania

Fiji : Fiji Museum, Suva

Mexico : Collaborative Archaeological Project of Eastern Yucatán

South Africa : Pinnacle Point, Western Cape

Greece : Stélida Naxos Archaeological Project

Ireland : Caherconnell, Co. Clare

Portugal : Outeiro do Circo, Beja

Scotland : Kildavie, Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides

Hawai’i (US): Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Canada: Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

Ethiopia: The Shire Archaeological Project