ArchaeoTek in the News

- Community Outreach -

 

 

We strongly believe that the local communities need to be involved in our work. We are there as their guests, exploring their past, culture and sense of identity. Almost all the news clippings (click on titles to get full content) are in Romanian or Hungarian, but Google Translate is on the case! However, our projects have been featured as well, this time in English, in documentaries on Travel Channel and National Geographic.Unless otherwise indicated, the articles and videos are either in Romanian or Hungarian (Google Translate), if you want to have a peek to see what we look like in the field and lab, here it is:

 

Feature Presentations of ArchaeoTek Projects

Decoding Dacia - A National Geographic / Koigainon Documentary - Featuring our Iron Age Dacian Excavation in Racos (English)

 

Premiere of Mysteries at the Museum Specials: Vampires - Travel Channel - Featuring both our Funerary Excavation and Osteology Labs (aired Oct. 5th, 2017)

Experimental Archaeology and Traditional Crafts - Restoration of Painted Glass Icons Workshop - CNM ASTRA (2016)

Experimental Archaeology - Experiencing the Past (interviews are in English - bear through the commercial at the beginning) (2013)

 

Osteology/Bioarheology/Funerary Archaeology – Odorheiu Secuiesc, Harghita (2013-2018)

 

TV:

 

Premiere of Mysteries at the Museum Specials: Vampires - Featuring both our Funerary Excavation and Osteology Labs (aired Oct. 5th, 2017)

 

Transylvania, from Prehistory to the Middle Ages - International Hungarian TV documentary (fastforward to 43:50 minutes)

 

Commingled Remains Workshop - Amazing Discoveries

 

Osteology Workshop - Our Commitment to Science

 

Osteology and Bioarchaeology Workshop (fastforward to 1:29 minutes)

 

Newspapers:

Our Lost Church of Valeni Funerary Excavation (2017)

Romanian Skeleton puzzles Archaeologists (ANU version) (2017)

Romanian Skeleton puzzles Archaeologists (same article across the ocean, phys.org version) (2017)

Weird Looking Romanian Skeleton (same article but with VAMPIRES now) (2017)

Australian Contribution to Romanian Osteology (2017)

Our Osteology Lab - Front Page News (2016)

Medieval Crisis Populations - Osteology Lab and Fieldwork (2016)

Osteology Workshop - Our Commitment to Local History

 

Osteology Workshop - Contributions to Local Culture

 

Osteology Workshop - New Science in Action

 

Osteology Workshop - Exploring History through Human Remains

 

Osteology Workshop - New Lab Season (2015)

 

Osteology Workshop (2015)

 

Commingled Remains Workshop - An Amazing New Find

 

Commingled Remains Workshop - An Extraordinary Discovery

 

Lost Churches Project Funerary Dig (2015)

 

Spotlight on our Funerary Excavation (2014)

 

Our Osteology Research Program

 

Our Osteology Research Program (same article, different journal)

Roman Villa and Settlement Excavation and Survey – Rapolt, Hunedoara (2013-2018)

 

TV:

The Importance of our International Projects on Local Archaeology (2020)

ArchaeoTek's Roman Villa Excavation's Exceptional Discoveries (2018)

Our Roman Excavation in Rapolt still going strong!!! (2017)

It's all about the Archaeology: our Roman Villa Excavation (2015)

 

ArchaeoTek's Roman Excavation - International Efforts to Explore Local History (2015)

 

Public Outreach Day at the Magura Uroiului-Rapolt Excavation Site (2013)

 

Public Outreach Day at the Magura Uroiului-Rapolt Excavation Site (2) (2013)


Newspapers:

Exceptional Discoveries at our Roman Excavation in Rapolt (2018)

Our Excavation - Students from Far Away Explore Local History

 

Roman Provincial Excavation - Our Contributions

 

International Contributions to Local History - Provincial Roman Life

 

Life by the imperial roads

 

Insights into the life of Roman provincial Dacia

 

Archaeological discoveries presented to the local community

 

ArchaeoTek Volunteers in Romania - an amazing experience

 

Public outreach day - video and photo gallery

 

Making it relevant for everyone - public outreach

 

Celebrating the Fourth of July on the Magura Uroiului-Rapolt excavation site

 

Public outreach day at the Rapoltu Mare archaeological site

 

Public outreach day at the Rapoltu Mare archaeological site (in Hungarian)

 

Public outreach day at the Rapoltu Mare archaeological site (go to page 6)

 

2014 Open invitation to the Rapoltu Mare Archaeological site and presentation of ArchaeoTek to the local community

 

2014 Open invitation to the public outreach day at the Rapoltu Mare archaeological site

 

2014 Open invitation to the public outreach day at the Rapoltu Mare archaeological site (2)

 

2014 Open invitation to the public outreach day at the Rapoltu Mare archaeological site (3)

 

2014 Open invitation to the public outreach day at the Rapoltu Mare archaeological site (4)

 

2013 Open invitation to the public outreach day at the Rapoltu Mare archaeological site

 

2013 Open invitation to the public outreach day at the Rapoltu Mare archaeological site (2)



2013 Open invitation to the public outreach day at the Rapoltu Mare archaeological site (3)



2013 Open invitation to the public outreach day at the Rapoltu Mare archaeological site (4)

 

 

 

Roman Military Archaeology – Castrum Cumidava, Râşnov, Braşov (2010-2015)

TV:

 

An overview of our archaeology site of the Cumidava Castrum and interviews with our students

 

New discoveries at the Roman Castrum Cumidava

 

Newspapers:

 

Castrum Cumidava - An Archaeological Puzzle (German)

 

Barsa Valley monument exploration

 

Overview of the Cumidava Castrum excavations (text and video documentary)

 

New discoveries on the Castrum Cumidava excavation site

 

 

 

Neolithic and Bronze Age Archaeology – Păuleni Ciuc-Ciomortan, Harghita (2010-2011)

Newspapers:

 

The Neolithic-Bronze Age archaeological excavation of the Castle Hill site (2)

 

Public outreach day on the Castle Hill site 



Public outreach day on the Castle Hill site - open invitation (2)



National Museum of Eastern Carpathians Newsletter/Muzeul Naţional al Carpaţilor Răsăriteni

 

 

Experimental Archaeology (2013-2016)

 

TV:

Restoration of Painted Glass Icons Workshop - CNM ASTRA 2016

Experiencing the past (interviews are in English - bear through the commercial at the beginning) (2013)

 

Experimental archaeology on the news (fastforward to 35:24 minutes)

 

 

Aeneolithic Archaeology - Mosna, Sibiu (2003-2006)

 

Newspapers:

 

The Aeneolithic archaeological excavation of Mosna-La Rapa site

 

Andre Gonciar and ArchaeoTek

 

Spotlight on Andre Gonciar (Formula As)

 

Spotlight on Andre Gonciar (Cotidianul)

 

Past Horizons, Focus On ArchaeoTek (page 52) (English)

 

 

 

WHAT'S UP?
NEWS

NEW PROJECTS

 

  • The outstanding success of our 2018 and 2019 GPR projects, the Applied Field Geophysics Workshop - GPR Applications, prompted us to buy a second GPR unit with a different central frequency and a different configuration. As a result, our participants will have the unique opportunity to get fully proficient on a 250MHz GPR system, in a cart configuration, as well as 500MHz system, in a rough terrain configuration.

  • Furthermore, participants who are committed to expand their field skill set can register to our new Geophysics Exploration and Field Excavation program. It is a 4 week program, combining the GPR Applications Workshop (5 days) and  Roman Villa Excavation (3 weeks). Participants save $400 over the combined costs of the individual programs.

2021

​​THE US WILL HAVE ENOUGH VACCINE FOR EVERY ADULT BY THE END OF MAY:

Keep a close watch of your state vaccine registration methodology and get an appointment as soon as you have access.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/02/politics/biden-merck-johnson--johnson-vaccine/index.html

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A COVID-19 VACCINE IN THE US:

Some good and potentially useful advice to get the vaccine in time to travel:

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/02/18/967448680/how-to-sign-up-for-a-covid-19-vaccine-in-your-state?utm_source=pocket-newtab

GREAT NEWS: ROMANIA IS IN THE PROCESS OF OPENING ITS BORDERS TO VACCINATED TRAVELERS:

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/countries-open-to-vaccinated-travelers/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3OvHxxL4JQxNPMl5GkLMwBsQ0EW5hPWrSxElLLCp_Nu4DYk2MYdenbKEg

SUMMER 2021: DOES IT STILL HAPPEN? SHORT ANSWER: YES!

OUR PROJECTS ARE STILL UP AND RUNNING

As we are approaching the summer, it appears that there is some light at the end of the... trowel!!!

 

The new recommendations from the European Council to lift international travel restrictions are official (https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2021/02/02/covid-19-council-updates-recommendation-on-travel-restrictions-from-third-countries-into-the-eu/ ) and, if the trend continues, both Canada and the US will meet those standards by the end of May (maybe sooner as the vaccination campaign progresses).

 

Furthermore, Dr. Fauci has indicated that all Americans who want the Covid-19 vaccine will have access to it by April (https://people.com/health/dr-anthony-fauci-coronavirus-vaccine-april-open-season-logistics-several-more-months/ ). If that is the case, both June and July participants could get vaccinated in time for the summer sessions. I strongly recommend you find out what is the procedure in your state and place yourself on the vaccine list as soon as possible.

 

Although Canada is significantly behind in the vaccination game, it will pick up the pace within the next month or so. It looks like it might be available for participants for the June session. However, it is almost certain participants to the July session will have access to it.

 

At the present time, a negative PCR test taken 72-48h (depending on destination) is required to board any international flight, it also appears more and more that Covid-19 vaccination will become a condition for unrestricted international travel (https://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-55718553 ). At least one airline has made vaccination mandatory to access their planes - I suspect more will follow. Although it seems that coming from a country with a very low infection rate and having a negative PCR test might be enough for the EU in general, there would be additional restrictions on arrival for specific destinations for individuals who are not vaccinated.

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