The AIA is North America's largest and oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to archaeology. The Institute advances awareness, education, fieldwork, preservation, publication, and research of archaeological sites and cultural heritage throughout the world. The AIA’s Annual Meeting brings together scholars and professional archaeologists to share their discoveries. Award-winning ARCHAEOLOGY magazine engages the public in archaeology, while the AJA publishes archaeological research.
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The AIA is made up of Members from around the world who share a passion for archaeology. Our Members receive a wide variety of exclusive benefits, including a 30% discount on AIA Annual Meeting registration, discounts on admission and gift shop merchandise at AIA Museum Partners, discounts on select field schools, $100 off AIA Tours—and more!
At the same time, our Members support the Institute’s education, outreach, and preservation initiatives that promote and protect the wonders of our past for future generations. Join today and unearth your inner archaeologist!
Every year, archaeological sites are destroyed by development, looting, vandalism, warfare, environmental changes, and irresponsible tourism. The AIA Site Preservation Program safeguards the world’s archaeological heritage through direct preservation, education, and outreach, and by facilitating the spread of best practices.
The Society for the American Journal of Archaeology was founded in 1989 to expand the size and scope of the AIA’s official journal and to build the AJA’s endowment in order to ensure its future financial health.
A tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund means you directly help publish the latest archaeological research, preserve threatened archaeological sites for the future, and fund scholarships to educate the next generation of archaeologists.
The Stafford Civil War Sites in Virginia held its grand opening in April 2013.
The Site Preservation Program is funding the San Bartolo Mural Project thanks to a special gala pledge drive.
Read the Program's 2013 Annual Report to learn about its many activities this past year.