Top archaeologists from around the world have gathered at one of the great crossroads of cultures to explore the latest discoveries concerning the five “founding civilizations” of the world, and to discover what lessons they still hold for us today.
The 2014 Dialogue of Civilizations is being hosted by National Geographic and the Civilization Studies Center at Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul. Experts in the cultures of the ancient Maya, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Indus Valley, and China will give public presentations each day this week and will visit some of the most spectacular archaeological sites throughout Turkey. Read more.
INDIANA Jones-types from around the country whip-cracked their way to Toowoomba today for the 2011 Australian Archaeology Association National Conference.
More than 350 of Australia’s most respected archaeologists will attend the three-day forum, held at USQ and the Empire Theatre.
"We’ll be discussing ground breaking issues like contemporary politics of archaeology, the place of indigenous perspectives in archaeological interpretation and the role of the public and the media in archaeology," School of Humanities and Communication head Professor Bryce Barker said.
The conference features a “Meet the Graduates” evening where representatives from 30 companies will discuss employment opportunities with students.
"Archaeology graduates have a very high rate of employment in the cultural heritage industry in Australia and demand has increased even more over recent years because of the mining boom," Prof Barker said. (source)