Updates from the AIA

The AIA has temporarily closed its Boston office in response to the coronavirus. Please note that all of the AIA's remaining spring 2020 lectures have been canceled. As of March 17th, AIA Tours has canceled all programs until late spring & early summer. Please check the AIA website for updates on deadlines for the 2021 Annual Meeting Call for Papers & Submissions, & any changes to AIA Grants & Awards deadlines.

Chicago, IL January 7-10, 2021

The 122nd Annual Meeting will take place in Chicago, IL, January 7-10, 2021.
UPDATE: In light of the many changes and disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, The AIA is extending its spring submission deadline to April 5th and waiving the submission fee for all proposals.

2020 AIA Photo Contest

The 2020 AIA Photo Contest has begun! Now through Sunday, March 29, 2020, we encourage you to submit your best archaeology-themed photos in one of the following categories: Archaeological Landscapes, Excavation, Field Life, Fun Finds, and Monuments.

AIA & Skype A Scientist

The Skype a Scientist program matches scientists, including archaeologists, with classrooms, other groups, and now with families all around the world. The AIA encourages its professional members to participate in the program in the hopes that they will be able to reach students around the world and offer them a chance to learn about archaeology from those in the field.

Archaeology magazine

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American Journal of Archaeology

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