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When you join the Archaeological Institute of America, you’ll be joining a group of individuals passionate about archaeology, protecting the world’s cultural heritage, and disseminating archaeological research. As a member, you’ll be the first to know about special events and public lectures in your area. In addition, you’ll receive our flagship publication, ARCHAEOLOGY magazine, which captivates a worldwide audience with the latest news in archaeology. If that wasn’t enough, you’ll also receive exclusive discounts at museums, hotels, amusement parks, theater, and other entertainment events through our affiliated benefit programs. Don’t hesitate – join the world’s largest and oldest archaeological organization today and get connected with thousands of other members who share your passion for archaeology.

If you had an existing membership prior to September 30, 2019, please do not try logging into the new membership system if you haven’t received an email from the Membership Department with your login instructions. For more information, please contact the Membership Department at (857) 305-9351 or membership@archaeological.org.


   Supporting – You Pay $70
  • Subscription to ARCHAEOLOGY magazine (print or digital format)
  • Affiliation with an AIA Local Society
  • Access to the AIA Travel Discount Program
  • Access to the AIA MemberDeals
  • $100 off your first AIA Tour as a member
  • 20% off back issues of ARCHAEOLOGY magazine and the American Journal of Archaeology
  • Discounts on Annual Meeting registration
  • Discounts on Nationwide Insurance
  • 50% discount on an annual plan of JPASS
  • 10% off select Earthwatch Institute Programs
   Professional – You Pay $150
  • Eligible to apply for all AIA Fellowships and Grants
  • Eligible to present accepted papers at the Annual Meeting
  • Access to the SCS Placement Service
  • Subscription to ARCHAEOLOGY magazine (print or digital format)
  • Subscription to the American Journal of Archaeology (print or digital format)
  • Affiliation with an AIA Local Society
  • Access to the AIA Travel Discount Program
  • Access to the AIA MemberDeals
  • $100 off your first AIA Tour as a member
  • 20% off back issues of ARCHAEOLOGY magazine and the American Journal of Archaeology
  • Discounts on Annual Meeting registration
  • Discounts on Nationwide Insurance
  • 50% discount on an annual plan of JPASS
  • 10% off select Earthwatch Institute Programs
   Retired – $150 Value, You Pay $110
  • Eligible to apply for all AIA Fellowships and Grants
  • Eligible to present accepted papers at the Annual Meeting
  • Access to the SCS Placement Service
  • Subscription to ARCHAEOLOGY magazine (digital format included, print format an additional cost)
  • Subscription to the American Journal of Archaeology (digital format included, print format an additional cost)
  • Affiliation with an AIA Local Society
  • Access to the AIA Travel Discount Program
  • Access to the AIA MemberDeals
  • $100 off your first AIA Tour as a member
  • 20% off back issues of ARCHAEOLOGY magazine and the American Journal of Archaeology
  • Discounts on Annual Meeting registration
  • Discounts on Nationwide Insurance
  • 50% discount on an annual plan of JPASS
  • 10% off select Earthwatch Institute Programs
   Graduate – $150 Value, You Pay $50
  • Eligible to apply for all AIA Fellowships and Grants
  • Eligible to apply for all AIA Scholarships and Travel Grants
  • Eligible to present accepted papers at the Annual Meeting
  • Access to the SCS Placement Service
  • Subscription to ARCHAEOLOGY magazine (digital format included, print format an additional cost)
  • Subscription to the American Journal of Archaeology (digital format included, print format an additional cost)
  • Affiliation with an AIA Local Society
  • Access to the AIA Travel Discount Program
  • Access to the AIA MemberDeals
  • $100 off your first AIA Tour as a member
  • 20% off back issues of ARCHAEOLOGY magazine and the American Journal of Archaeology
  • Discounts on Annual Meeting registration
  • Discounts on Nationwide Insurance
  • 50% discount on an annual plan of JPASS
  • 10% off select Earthwatch Institute Programs
   Undergraduate – $70 Value, You Pay $25
   Military and K-12 Educator – $70 Value, You Pay $40
  • Subscription to ARCHAEOLOGY magazine (digital format included, print format an additional cost)
  • Affiliation with an AIA Local Society
  • Access to the AIA Travel Discount Program
  • Access to the AIA MemberDeals
  • $100 off your first AIA Tour as a member
  • 20% off back issues of ARCHAEOLOGY magazine and the American Journal of Archaeology
  • Discounts on Annual Meeting registration
  • Discounts on Nationwide Insurance
  • 50% discount on an annual plan of JPASS
  • 10% off select Earthwatch Institute Programs
   Lifetime

A life-long way to show your commitment to archaeology and support the mission of the AIA. Includes a subscription to ARCHAEOLOGY magazine (print or digital format). Also available with a subscription to the American Journal of Archaeology (print or digital format) for an additional cost. To register for this membership, please contact the Membership Department at membership@archaeological.org or (857) 305-9351.

   Additional Information
  • All memberships last for one year.
  • All prices listed are in U.S. dollars.
  • Membership dues are contributions and, therefore, not refundable.
  • You may choose not to receive ARCHAEOLOGY magazine. However, the price of your membership will not change.
  • Memberships include either a print or digital version of ARCHAEOLOGY magazine. However, you cannot receive both the print and digital versions; there is no combination format of the magazine available.
  • Memberships include either a print or digital version of the American Journal of Archaeology. To receive both the print and digital versions, there is an additional cost.
  • For members outside of the United States, additional shipping and handling charges apply for print formats of publications sent via postal mail. There is an additional cost of $15 to mail ARCHAEOLOGY magazine, $30 to mail the American Journal of Archaeology, and $45 to mail both ARCHAEOLOGY magazine and the American Journal of Archaeology. If you live internationally and would like to avoid these charges, we encourage you to select digital versions of any publications.
  • Any membership portion of your annual membership is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Publications are not tax-deductible as contributions but may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. For determining your deductible amount ARCHAEOLOGY magazine is valued at $16.00 per year and the American Journal of Archaeology is valued at $80 per year.
  • If you are unable to join or renew on our online membership system, you can download the Membership Form here and send it back to us via email, fax, or postal mail.
  • Society Officers can download a copy of the Membership Flyer here.
  • As a reminder, your membership login is not the same as your login for the AIA website.
  • For all other questions, please contact the Membership Department at membership@archaeological.org or (857) 305-9351

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