Larry Coben and the Sustainable Preservation Initiative
A new Memorandum of Understanding was recently inked by the United States and the People’s Republic of China. The five-year agreement outlines steps designed to stem the flow of illicitly excavated or exported artifacts from China to the U.S.
The Archaeological Institute of America has issued the following statement concerning cultural objects on loan to U.S. institutions and calls for Congressional action to assure the security of international loans and exhibitions from attachment.
Efforts will protect and preserve Easter Island’s Rapa Nui Moai statues
The AIA Governing Board endorsed the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.
When dealing with archaeological sites one is often confronted with the preservation of surviving fabric that was designed and built for indoor spaces (mosaics, mural paintings, etc.) and that can hardly be presented in an open environment.
The statement of the AIA, the Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation, the U.S. Committee for the Blue Shield, and others urging Senate ratification can be downloaded here.
An introduction to heritage, conservation, and archaeology
The AIA applauds the AAMD's revision of its Report and Guidelines on the Acquisition of Archaeological Materials and Ancient Art released on June 4. These new guidelines incorporate many principles that the AIA has long advocated.
For-profit salvage groups and underwater treasure hunting corporations, says Jerome Lynne Hall, have succeeded in manipulating public opinion with several clever and closely woven deceptions regarding underwater cultural heritage.
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.