Archaeology Worldwide

Archaeology Worldwide, the magazine of the German Archaeological Institute, addresses the general public. It offers a biannual report on DAI activities, contains stories on how archaeology solves ancient riddles, and explains how archaeological findings can be used to understand our present and future – often with surprising results.

Archaeology Worldwide 1-2017

Decision Making

I this  issue we  take  a  look  at  the diversity   of   decision making   processes possible in the ancient world. How   lengthy   and   involved   decision-making   processes   in   various   research projects  can  be  is  illustrated  by  a  feature  on  a  project  in  Morocco  in  the section "Everyday Archaeology". And  how  archaeologists'  decisions  can  be  made  in  conformity  with  the  preferences  of  people  in our host countries can be seen in a report on  the  rescue  of  a  monument  in ethiopia in the section "Cultural Heritage".

Archäologie Weltweit 2017 Sonderausgabe

Die Neue Bauakademie

Megacities sind zu zentralen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit geworden. Das stete Wachsen einiger Städte und die Entvölkerung ehemaliger Industriestädte machen die Stadt zu einem Ort, an dem in großer Dynamik soziale und kulturelle Veränderungen wirksam werden. Deshalb braucht es Denkräume, um die nicht selten separat agierenden Disziplinen und Experten zum Thema zusammenzubringen. Die in diesem Heft skizzierten Perspektiven sollen die Diskussion um den Wiederaufbau der Bauakademie bereichern und für einen Ort werben, der sich diesen zentralen Themen ganz im Sinne Schinkels in einem ganzheitlichen Ansatz nähert.


Archaeology Worldwide 2-2016

Surveying the Ancient World

In this issue, our Cover Story illustrates how the collaboration between archaeology and the natural sciences can function. And how international cooperation specifically can lead to ground-breaking results is shown in the Cultural Heritage section with a feature on Chinese-German activities at the Sacred Pond Pavilion in the Forbidden City, Beijing. The Panorama section proves the point that authors of archaeological manuscripts should never give up hope. It can happen that they get published 90 years after submission.

Archaeology Worldwide 1-2016

On the Move

"On the Move" is the cover story in this issue of our magazine. Starting out with Neolithic journeys, it goes on to look at Greek sanctuaries with an international clientele, the Roman Empire shortly before its transformation into the medieval world, ports on various continents, and it ends with a voyage to the far-off South Pacific. In Focus this time is a recently founded archaeological heritage network that shows how current transformative movements can be an occasion to meditate on common origins and can promote cooperation. Our Panorama feature meanwhile reports on an indispensable human activity and the part it has played in the lives of all of us for 40,000 years now: music.

Archaeology Worldwide Special Issue 2016

Reconstruction. A network for archaeological cultural heritage

The Archaeological Heritage Network (ArcHerNet) brings together German expertise in the field of cultural preservation and cultural heritage protection. The objective is to make this expertise available for cultural preservation projects in other countries too.  The first such project to be implemented by the ArcHerNet, with the support of the Foreign Office, is "Stunde Null" ("zero hour"), aimed at developing a viable future for the time after the crisis in countries that are riven by conflict. Learn more about ArcHerNet in this special issue of Archaeology Worldwide!

Archaeology Worldwide 2-2015

The Gift

Gift-giving in all its facets is the general theme of this issue of Archaeology Worldwide. Everyday Archaeology takes a look at a programme being developed over several years whereby Iraqi and German scholars work and learn together. In the Cultural Heritage section we go inside Iranian archives, and in the Landscape feature we look down from dizzying heights.

Archäologie Weltweit 2015 Sonderausgabe 2

Fundamente. Zivilgesellschaftliches Engagement für die Archäologie 

Ohne das unermüdliche Engagement von Stiftungen, Freundeskreisen und Privatpersonen ist heute keine wissenschaftliche Arbeit mehr denkbar. Die Sonderausgabe gibt aber auch einen Einblick in die Geschichte privaten Engagements seit den Anfängen des Instituts im 19.Jahrhundert und zeigt, dass die Archäologie ein Feld mit vielen Facetten ist, die man unterstützen kann.

Archaeology Worldwide 1-2015

Ancient Centres of Globalization

Centres and routes of globalization in ancient cultures are the subject of the title story in this issue of Archaeology Worldwide. In "Everyday Archaeology" we illuminate how natural scientists reconstruct ancient cultures, while "Panorama" introduces a rather unusual sort of "colleague".

Archaeology Worldwide 2015 Special Edition

World Heritage. Science and Basic Research

On the occasion of the 39th Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Bonn, we would like to highlight in this special edition of "Archaeology Worldwide" the far-reaching connections between archaeological research and the work of the World Heritage Committee. Citing specific DAI projects at archaeological sites, we will briefly describe the various steps from initial investigation to ultimate inscription on the World Heritage List.

Archaeology Worldwide 2-2014

Devotion, Power, Identity – Sanctuaries in Antiquity

The fourth edition of our magazine Archaeology Worldwide is dedicated to holy places, trade centers, think tanks, sports stadiums, and information exchanges – all possible functions of ancient sanctuaries, the cover topic of this issue. The section "Landscapes" includes reports on ancient industrial landscapes in Afghanistan and Iran; "Everyday Archaeology" offers a glimpse into the work day of historical construction researchers; and the "Portrait" section introduces two DAI members who were recently appointed to leading posts.

Archaeology Worldwide 2014 Special Edition

The review process. A wider perspective on international culture and education policy

The special edition of Archaeology Worldwide reports on DAI's active involvement in the review process of the Federal Foreign Office. The process titled "Außenpolitik Weiter Denken" ("A wider perspective on foreign policy") was initiated in December 2013 by the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. As the "third pillar" of German foreign policy, foreign culture and education policy plays a key part in this initiative. Current political developments, including the situation in the Middle East, lend this process great urgency, particularly in the realms of cultural preservation and the protection of cultural goods.

Archaeology Worldwide 1-2014

Networked Worlds – Mobility, Migration, and Trade in Antiquity

The third edition of Archaeology Worldwide is dedicated to networked worlds in antiquity. The main aspects of the cover topic are mobility, migration, and trade in ancient cultures. The "Report" gives an account of a Phoenician establishment on the Iberian Peninsula; the "Interview" sheds light on Mediterranean studies as part of classical studies; and the "Portrait" section introduces two DAI members who were recently appointed to leading posts.

Archaeology Worldwide 2-2013

Giant Building Sites in Antiquity – The Culture, Politics, and Technology of Monumental Architecture

Cover story and "Report" section of the second edition of Archaeology Worldwide are dedicated to ancient large-scale building sites and their technological, social, and cultural aspects. Introducing IT technology to classical studies poses quite specific logistical and political challenges, as our "Interview" reveals. And the "Portraits" inform readers on the current chances of foreign culture and education policy in the Middle East.

Archaeology Worldwide 1-2013

Archaeology of Water – The Technical, Cultural, and Social Impacts of an Element

Archaeology Worldwide is scheduled to be published in three editions per year. Our reports explore the current working conditions in our guest countries. The first report will cover Egypt. Our cover stories are dedicated to complex topics that offer overarching aspects – in the UNESCO's International Year of Water Cooperation, water was only the logical choice as our first cover topic. There will be a special section for reports on our cultural preservation work, which will also be a topic throughout the magazine. Archaeology Worldwide offers an entire cosmos of archeological topics – just turn the pages!


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