Download 2011 AYIA Conference Proceedings

Did you know you can download the 2011 AYIA Conference Proceedings? Click here for the pdf. For this year, it was published with Trowel Vol XIII – 2012.          For information on the current and most recent conferences, click here. To see a list of past conferences and their associated websites, click Read more about Download 2011 AYIA Conference Proceedings[…]

Interested in Achill Archaeology? Want to do a Field School?

   In 1850, a storm exposed the remains of a Neolithic Village at Skara Brae in Orkney, Scotland. Archaeological investigation found that the village was abandoned in the Neolithic period, 4,500 years ago in the aftermath of a huge sandstorm that overwhelmed the village. Presumably a sandstorm was also responsible for the abandonment of the village Read more about Interested in Achill Archaeology? Want to do a Field School?[…]

2018 Conference Call for Papers and Posters

 We have now opened up the call for the AYIA 2018 Annual Conference. We are now accepting abstracts for the next AYIA conference! Abstracts must be no more than 200 words and must focus on an archaeological topic. Submissions must include contact details, a short biography (<50 words), and a 200 character post for Twitter. Read more about 2018 Conference Call for Papers and Posters[…]

Order your own copies of Trowel

Didn’t get your copy of Trowel Volume XVIII with the AYIA 2016-2017 Conference Proceedings? Don’t worry! You can get your own copy. Please e-mail The Trowel Journal at with: your name address volume(s) quantity Once we receive the e-mail, we can send you a quote! Trowel also has loads of older volumes for sale Read more about Order your own copies of Trowel[…]


This is an important announcement regarding the next annual conference! The next AYIA conference will be held at NUI Galway, 20th – 22nd April 2018. See our conference page for more information, or e-mail us at Don’t forget to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date with what’s Read more about CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT![…]

Trowel Vol XVIII Launch – Success!

Success! The AYIA 2016 – 2017 Conference Proceedings have been successfully launched as part of Trowel Vol XVIII!   The AYIA committee want to thank everyone who came to the Trowel Vol XVIII and AYIA Conference Proceedings launch on 26 October after the UCD Archaeology Society’s inaugural lecture by Seamus Caulfield! We are truly honoured Read more about Trowel Vol XVIII Launch – Success![…]