2024 Annual Meeting Submission Deadline

The deadline for all Lightning Session and Roundtable Submissions submissions will be Wednesday, November 1.

Save the date for 2023/2024 Virtual Lectures

AIA Archaeology Hour is back in September and all lectures will be held on Wednesdays at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific.
The dates will be: September 27, October 18, November 15, January 24, February 28, March 27, and April 17.

Uncovering Easter Island Special Offer!

Uncovering Easter Island
We know you loved Uncovering Troy and Uncovering Pylos, the previous publications in the Archaeological Institute of America’s Uncovering series. We are excited to bring you the newest edition, Uncovering Easter Island. Now, you can receive all three Uncovering publications with a minimum donation of $75.

International Archaeology Day Returns

International Archaeology Day 2023 will be celebrated on Saturday, October 21 and throughout the month of October! To find events near you, visit the IAD calendar.

Do you like drawing and archaeology? Then we have the contest for you!

Did you know that the AIA’s glossary of archaeological terms is one of the most popular resources on our website? Help us upgrade our list of terms and definitions with your illustrations and graphic designs.
Both youth and adult submissions will be accepted through noon Eastern Time on October 4.

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.

2024 Annual Meeting

National Lecture Program

Uncovering Publication Special Offer

International Archaeology Day

ArchaeoDoodles Contest

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 September/October 2023 issue of ARCHAEOLOGY features the ways in which ancient people adopted lions as sacred symbols of power and protection. Other stories include the discovery of a pizza painting in Pompeii, dating the world's oldest saddle, and dining in L.A.’s first Chinatown.

American Journal of Archaeology

The AJA has set the standard for respected scholarship of Mediterranean archaeology since 1885. The October 2023 issue contains articles examining a Bronze Age ivory pyxis, Cretan cups and the emergence of the polis, a quarry on Tenos, Gallic garment decoration, a bust of a Roman centurion, and glass furnaces in Romania. Open-access content includes a study of the suburbs of Ur, a review of an exhibition at the Melbourne Museum, and a letter from the Book 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).