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.

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June 8, 2011

As part of the AIA's commitment, we strongly oppose the commercial salvage of antiquities and any exploitation of archaeological materials obtained in this manner.

June 7, 2011

Thank you for supporting the preservation of Bolivian archaeological heritage by writing a letter to CPAC!

January 24, 2011

CHAMP is dedicated to improving awareness among deploying military personnel regarding the culture and history of local communities in host countries and war zones.

January 24, 2011

On January 19, 2011 the Federal Register published that the import restrictions on ancient materials outlined in the MoU between US and Italy will be renewed.

November 12, 2010

Joining with its partners in the Cultural Resources Preservation Coalition (CRPC), the AIA is encouraging the 111th Congress to pass a bipartisan Omnibus Lands Bill.

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