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.
Beginning July 1, 2011, the entire run of the AJA, from the first issue in 1885 to the most recent, will be available on the JSTOR platform either through an electronic subscription package or as a single article purchase.
The AIA urges caution in the wake of recent reports that military action is taking place at the Libyan World Heritage sites of the Old Town of Ghadamès and Leptis Magna.
Thank you for supporting the preservation of Bolivian archaeological heritage by writing a letter to CPAC!
View the Archaeological Institute of America's video tribute to Bandelier Award Honoree George Bass shown at the Third Annual AIA Gala.
The AIA-Milwaukee Society won the online contest for the 2010-2011 Best AIA Local Society Program.
As you visit these sites, remember that each year hundreds of irreplaceable archaeological sites are destroyed by unrestrained development, looting, the vagaries of war, and environmental changes.
The University of Cincinnati Department of Classics in cooperation with the Cincinnati Society of the AIA had a banner year with its Outreach program giving over 125 presentations that reached over 3800 people.
May highlights include a new online career center, an education summit, AIA Local Society news, and more.
Listen as the AIA recaps major events in the month of April.