More than 4,500 attendees enjoyed the very successful 5th annual AIA/Museum of Science Archaeology Fair. Held on Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, the Fair presented a variety of presentations focusing on the tools used in archaeology digs, methods of inquiry, and much more.
In acknowledgment of the long-standing relationship between the AIA and the Department of Archaeology at Boston University, "The Archaeological Institute of America in the Field: A Symposium in Celebration of Archaeology Day at Boston University" was held on Saturday, October 1.
On October 5th, the AIA’s Hartford Society celebrated its centennial with a festive reception and dinner in Hamlin Hall at Trinity College followed by the Borowski Lecture delivered by Professor Rosemary Joyce of the University of California, Berkeley, on the history of chocolate.
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A series of ten etchings based on 2010 Waldbaum Scholarship recipient Colleen O’Shea's experiences at field school in Mongolia
The AJA seeks a new Editor in Chief to begin July 1, 2013. For more information see the AJA website.
The cultural heritage and archaeological resources located in Libya are irreplaceable elements of the world’s shared memory, going back thousands of years. The importance of guarding these treasures while civil unrest is underway cannot be overestimated.
With so many states struggling with tight budgets, some budget-cutters have now taken aim at archaeology. Dr. W. Frederick Limp, President of the Society of American Archaeology, joins us as a guest blogger to share the story of the firings of State Archaeologists in Utah and in New York, and issues a call to action for all who would like to make their voices heard on this important issue.
The Joint Committee on Placement and APA Staff are developing a system that will bring greater automation to the process of registering candidates and institutions for the Service and of scheduling interviews at the 2012 Joint Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
The Stafford Civil War Sites in Virginia held its grand opening in April 2013.
On May 9, the AIA held a summit meeting to discuss new directions for the AIA and archaeology in K-12 Education.
The Site Preservation Program is funding the San Bartolo Mural Project thanks to a special gala pledge drive.