International Archaeology Day 2022

Join us on Saturday, October 15 for Diving for the Clotilda: The Archaeology, History, and Legacy of the Last Known Slave Ship, a special virtual event in celebration of International Archaeology Day where we’ll explore the wreck of the Clotilda, the infamous slave ship discovered in 2019 in the Mobile River in Alabama.

International Archaeology Day (IAD) 2022 is officially on Saturday, October 15, but events will take place throughout the month of October. Stay tuned for more events as they're added to the IAD Calendar.

Upcoming Virtual Lectures

The 2022/2023 Season
This month, we’re excited to launch the expanded National Lecture Program with AIA Archaeology Hour, a series of monthly evening lectures, while continuing our short daytime Archaeology Abridged talks. Alaka Wali will present AIA Archaeology Hour lectures on Tuesday, October 18 and Wednesday, October 19, followed by an Archaeology Abridged talk on Thursday, October 27.

2023 Calendar Now on Sale!

A Year of Archaeology 2023
AIA 2023 Calendars are now available for $20 plus shipping and handling. All the photos used in the calendar come from submissions to the AIA’s Photo Contest. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar support the AIA’s Site Preservation Program. Buy yours today and explore the world of archaeology while supporting the protection of archaeological sites for years to come!

Annual Meeting 2023

January 5-8, 2023 | New Orleans, Louisiana
The 2023 Annual Meeting will be a hybrid meeting with in-person events taking place at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Hotel reservations and meeting registrations are now open. The academic program will be posted in early October.

Museum and Book Recommendations

Looking to visit a museum? The AJA website keeps a list of current and upcoming museum exhibitions happening around the world. Check it out before planning your next museum visit. They also offer museum and book reviews that you can read and explore.

International Archaeology Day

National Lecture Program

2023 Calendar on Sale

Annual Meeting 2023

AJA Museum and Book Reviews

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Archaeology Magazine

ARCHAEOLOGY has been published continuously for more than 70 years by the Archaeological Institute of America, which is dedicated to supporting archaeological inquiry and to fostering the pursuit of knowledge about human heritage. The September/October 2022 issue of ARCHAEOLOGY explores the family legacy of King Tutankhamun. Other stories include uncovering Aztec sacred starfish, the rare discovery of Pictish pictograms, quarrying stone for King Herod’s bathtubs, and hunting for crystals in the ancient Alps.

American Journal of Archaeology

The AJA, one of the world’s most respected journals devoted to Mediterranean archaeology, has set the standard for archaeological scholarship since 1885. The July 2022 issue contains articles examining the Tomb of the Bulls in Tarquinia, depictions of Amazons in Hellenized Anatolia, and charcoal graffiti at Herculaneum, as well as a field report on settlement patterns in the Erbil Plain. Open access content includes a discussion of a Roman oil lamp excavated at Jamestown, Virginia; an updated overview of the evidence for winemaking in Italy; and a letter from our Museum Reviews Editor.

AIA 2023 Calendar

Explore the world of archaeology with the Archaeological Institute of America’s “A Year of Archaeology” calendar. Each month of the 2023 calendar features an archaeological photo from the AIA’s Photo Contest. All proceeds benefit the AIA’s Site Preservation Program.

interactive Digs

Follow an excavation project as it happens. Interactive Digs are an opportunity to see an excavation unfold in real time. Archaeologists post regular updates from the field, answer questions, and describe life on a dig.

AIA tours

Travel with an engaging and informative AIA Tours lecturer, plus trip managers and local guides. Each well-paced itinerary offers ample time at each site. By traveling on an AIA Tour you directly support the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) while personally gaining the benefit of the AIA’s network of scholars and worldwide contacts.

field projects

Interested in participating in an archaeological project? The AIA has resources for people looking to get into the field through the Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin (AFOB).