Virtual Lectures with David Carballo

Lectures on March 14, 15, and 23
This month, David Carballo will give AIA Archaeology Hour lectures on Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15 on "Collision of Worlds: An Archaeological Perspective on the Spanish Invasion of Aztec Mexico" and an Archaeology Abridged talk on Thursday, March 23 on "Traitors or Native Conquistadors? The Role of Tlaxcala in the Fall of Aztec Mexico."

ArchaeoCon 2023 Was a Success!

A terrific day of programs and activities
Hope you enjoyed ArchaeoCon 2023! Recordings are available for ticket holders through the end of March.

2024 Annual Meeting Submission System Now Open

The Call for Papers and Submission Forms for the 2024 Annual Meeting are now available. The meeting will take place in Chicago, Illinois from January 4-7. We have not yet determined the format for the meeting. Once we have completed our post-meeting survey and gotten additional feedback, we will determine the detailed structure and format of the conference, along with registration categories and rates.
FIRST DEADLINE: Monday, March 27 or Monday, April 10 (with $25 fee)
SECOND DEADLINE: Monday, August 7 or Monday, August 21 (with $25 fee)
Lightning Session and Roundtable Submissions: Wednesday, November 1

The Earthquake In Turkey And Syria

The Archaeological Institute of America stands in solidarity with the people of southeastern Turkey and northern Syria who were impacted by the devastating earthquake on February 6, 2023, and its multiple aftershocks. Members of the archaeological community in North America share the unimaginable pain and suffering of the communities in the region and we send compassion, strength, and support to those families who have lost their loved ones, their homes, their cities, and their places of livelihood and belonging. Click the button to read the full statement.

2023 Calendar Now Only $10!

A Year of Archaeology 2023
AIA 2023 Calendars are now discounted to $10 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!

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.

Upcoming Virtual Lectures

ArchaeoCon 2023

2024 Annual Meeting

Earthquake Statement

2023 Calendar Only $10

AJA Museum and Book Reviews

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Archaeology Magazine

ARCHAEOLOGY has been published continuously for 75 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 March/April 2023 issue of ARCHAEOLOGY features the myriad ways people of the past harnessed the power of water. Other stories include the rediscovery of a Peruvian painted temple, orienting an Egyptian tomb toward the rising sun, and unearthing 16,000-year-old American spearpoints.

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 April 2023 issue contains articles examining Linear B tablets from Pylos, the Midas Monument in Turkey, alabaster figurines from Babylonia, a fragment of a colossal cult statue from Kleonai, and light in a Roman house. Open-access content includes a study of AJA author demographics, a review of Greek and Roman galleries at the MFA Boston, and a necrology of R. Ross Holloway.

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).