Founded in 1879, the AIA was chartered by the United States Congress in 1906, in recognition of its role in the development and passage of the Antiquities Act, which Theodore Roosevelt signed into law that year. Today, the AIA remains committed to preserving the world's archaeological resources and cultural heritage for the benefit of people in the present and in the future.
News, Issues, and Initiatives
CPAC will discuss Egypt's recent request for import restrictions on archaeological materials and conduct an interim review of the Nicaragua MoU.
The bilateral agreement, extended for a period of 5 years, includes new categories of protected cultural materials.
In March, CPAC will hold a closed meeting to review the MoUs with the Governments of Italy and Colombia.
The US and Bulgaria signed a Memorandum of Understanding to combat the looting of cultural heritage objects in Bulgaria.
The United States extended its memorandum of understanding to continue protecting the rich archaeological heritage of China.
DNA research from the AIA-supported site of Hoyo Negro makes important connections between the earliest settlers of the Americas and modern Native Americans.
Download the Program's 2014 Annual Report to learn about its many accomplishments and initiatives this past year.
The most recent Site Preservation Grant was awarded to a preservation and outreach project at Narce, Italy.