AIA Statements regarding the St. Louis Society
January 21, 2015

Brief Description: 
This page contains links to the statements made concerning the AIA St. Louis Society.
The Council of the AIA met on Saturday, January 10 in New Orleans for its regular annual meeting. During the meeting it held a hearing “...to consider the AIA’s response to AIA−St. Louis Society’s recent commercial transactions.”
 

AIA Statement on the Recent Sale of Artifacts by the St. Louis Society
October 9, 2014

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The Archaeological Institute of America has learned with grave concern that the AIA St. Louis Society has sold a collection of Egyptian artifacts entrusted to its care.

The Archaeological Institute of America has learned with grave concern that the AIA St. Louis Society has sold a collection of Egyptian artifacts entrusted to its care.  These artifacts were allocated to the St. Louis Society in 1914 in return for support given to the excavations at Harageh directed by Sir Flinders Petrie.  Contemporary documents confirm that these objects were distributed with the understanding that they went to a public collection.  They were intended to benefit the citizens of St.

NEWS from the American Journal of Archaeology
January 5, 2017

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AJA launches historical timeline

Happy New Year from the AJA. We welcome 2017 with the launch of a timeline slideshow documenting in a series of snapshots the history of the AJA to date. 

The slideshow will have a permanent page on AJA Online, under the “About” tab in the top menu, and will be updated periodically to document future initiatives and news.

Live Science Top Discoveries of 2016
December 30, 2016

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AIA VP Jodi Magness’ discovery was selected as one of the 9 Biggest Archaeology Findings of 2016 by LiveScience.

AIA First Vice President Jodi Magness’ discovery of mosaics depicting the biblical stories of Noah's ark and the parting of the Red Sea in the Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue at Huqoq in Israel has been selected as one of the 9 Biggest Archaeology Findings of 2016 by LiveScience.

See the full list on LiveScience.

Learn more about Huqoq at www.huqoq.org.
 

2017 AIA Award Winners
December 20, 2016

At the Awards Ceremony at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Toronto
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The AIA congratulates the 2017 Award Winners!

The Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to announce our 2017 Award Winners.

Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement
John R. Clarke, University of Texas, Austin
For his outstanding record of scholarly achievement, along with his notable contributions in both teaching and service.

Annual Meeting Hotel Block Closing!
December 19, 2016

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The Sheraton Centre Hotel is full, but there are still rooms available at the Hilton Toronto just across the street. Reserve by this Friday, December 23rd to secure the group rate of $159 CDN per night plus taxes.

The 2017 Annual Meeting is less than three weeks away. The room block at the Sheraton Centre Hotel is now closed, so please reserve your room at the overflow hotel across the street from the Sheraton, the Hilton Toronto.ake your hotel reservations now to secure the group rate of $159 CDN per night plus taxes. For details on how to book go to the Annual Meeting Hotel/Travel Page.

2017 Conference for Heritage Educators
December 10, 2016 | by Author

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The 3rd Conference for Heritage Educators will take place on January 7, 2017 in Toronto.

The AIA will host the Third Annual Conference for Heritage Educators at the Institute’s Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada on January 7, 2017. We have an exciting program planned for the day and we hope you can join us.

Jane C. Waldbaum Scholarship Gives First Time Archaeology Dig Experience to Students
December 7, 2016 | by Author Sophie Will

Sifting a shovelful of dirt. (Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Deitsch)
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Brief Description: 
Recipients of the Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship share their amazing experiences courtesy of the scholarship.

For those studying archaeology or a related discipline, getting into the field for the first time is an exhilarating experience that solidifies their career choice. Obtaining the funds to do so, however, is a significant barrier for many. The Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship awards several students each year $1,000 to help pay for a fieldwork project, anywhere in the world.

"Arqueotón 2016": A Family Fair with Universidad Externado of Colombia
November 30, 2016

(Photo Courtesy of Jose Socarrras)
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Universidad Externado held an event with activities included simulated excavation for children and a tour through sites/periods that show the social changes that have occurred in Colombia.

With a program of activities where children and adults can release their inner Indiana Jones, the Faculty of Heritage Studies of Universidad Externado opened its doors to spread to the public the emotion that arises from the search and discovery of material testimonies of the past.

For the third consecutive year, the Archeology and Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage Programs joined the celebration of the International Archeology Day.

Beaufort County Library Presents the Fourth Year of "What the Heck Is It?"
November 30, 2016 | by Author

Beaufort District Collection, Beaufort County LIbrary, SC (Photo Courtesy of the Beaufort County Library)
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The drop in was open to the general public who chose items from their personal collections to bring in for identification.

The drop in was open to the general public who chose items from their personal collections to bring in for identification. 16 people came in the 3 hours with more than 50 artifacts for demystification. The drop-in was co-sponsored by the Beaufort Chapter, ASSC., with help from State Archaeologist Dr. Jon Leader and Dr. Eric Poplin of Brockington and Associates in South Carolina. 

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