Trowel Tales: The AIA Blog

by Peter Herdrich, AIA Executive Director
January 12, 2011
The 112th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America took place in San Antonio, Texas January 6-9. By all accounts, the Annual Meeting was a vibrant and compelling get-together and counts as our most important academic undertaking of the year. Kudos to Professor Garrett Fagan and the hard working members of the Program for the Annual Meeting Committee, who organized over 300 papers and sessions for the event. There is very important AIA business that goes on during the Annual Meeting and it is my pleasure to report on the results of the election and on the award winners.    Newly Elected Officers: Elizabeth Bartman, New York Society, President Andrew Moore, RIT, First Vice President Sebastian Heath... Read More
by Peter Herdrich, AIA Executive Director
December 29, 2010
The countdown is on and not just for New Year’s. From January 6-9 we convene in San Antonio, Texas for the 112th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, our premiere academic event. This year we are featuring over 300 presentations. Professor Garrett Fagan of Penn State and his colleagues on the Program for the Annual Meeting Committee deserve high praise for their work putting the program together. It must indeed have been difficult to choose among the distinguished papers that were submitted. Of course, the question now becomes, with so much to choose from, how can one possible decide which among these stellar sessions to attend? To get some help, I asked a number of our Academic Trustees to recommend... Read More
by Peter Herdrich, AIA CEO and Publisher of ARCHAEOLOGY
November 3, 2010
The Mirador Basin in northern Guatemala is one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world—but one of the least well known. On November 2, Idaho State University professor Richard Hansen, director of the Mirador Basin Project and a leading researcher in the area, spoke to a packed house of ARCHAEOLOGY magazine readers and other enthusiasts at the American Museum of Natural History in New York about this fascinating region. The event was presented by Guatemala Tourism, Delta Airlines, and ARCHAEOLOGY, and focused on the archaeological riches of the area and on opportunities to visit. The event served as a launch party for ARCHAEOLOGY’s new special interest publication on the Maya, which will be on newsstands November... Read More
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