In honor of World Heritage Day this weekend, the Archaeological Institute of America announced that its fifth Site Preservation Grant will be awarded to the Gault School of Archaeological Research in central Texas.
Thomas Roby, Senior Project Specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute and an AIA Site Preservation Committee member writes about challenges in mosaic conservation.
Attendees were given the opportunity to place bids in $500 increments to help stop the destruction of archaeological sites and save our irreplaceable cultural heritage.
As the prospect for war in Iraq gains momentum, archaeologists have become increasingly concerned about the fate of that country’s archaeological sites, antiquities, and cultural property.
The extraordinary global significance of the monuments, museums, and archaeological sites of Iraq (ancient Mesopotamia) imposes an obligation on all peoples and governments to protect them. In any military conflict that heritage is put at risk, and it appears now to be in grave danger.
In the face of the recent destruction and looting of Iraq’s archaeological sites, museums and libraries, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced an initiative aimed at the preservation and documentation of “cultural resources in Iraq’s archives, libraries, and museums.
SPI, an initiative supported by the AIA, awarded $48,000 for artisanal and touristic development and preservation to a Moche site in Peru.
Site preservation experts, conservators, archaeologists, students, and AIA members gathered together at AIA's 111th Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA, to discuss the effects of globalization, increased tourism, climate change, and warfare on archaeological sites.
Northeast Cambodia—Paving the Way with More than Asphalt
The most recent Site Preservation Grant was awarded to a preservation and outreach project at Narce, Italy.
CPAC will discuss Egypt's recent request for import restrictions on archaeological materials and conduct an interim review of the Nicaragua MoU.
Nominate a deserving individual or institution for the CHM Award by May 1, 2014.