2024 Annual Meeting Submission Deadline

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

Catch Up on Virtual Lectures

The 127th season of the National Lecture Program was an enormous success!
If you missed any of this season's lectures, don't worry, you can watch all the recordings right now on ArchaeologyTV.

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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.

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.

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

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Earthquake Statement

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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.

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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).