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

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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.

Statement by the Archaeological Institute of America in Opposition to the National Monument Creation and Protection Act, H.R. 3990
October 30, 2017

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Today the achievements of the Antiquities Act are at risk. The National Monument Creation and Protection Act, H.R. 3990, erects hurdles that would make it virtually impossible for future presidents to designate national monuments

In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law, the first major legislation intended to protect and preserve archaeological sites and artifacts in the United States. The Archaeological Institute of America played a key role in drafting and promoting the Antiquities Act. Recognizing that archaeological looting threatened the heritage of the United States, society archaeologists led surveys of looted sites in the American Southwest and used that information to advocate for the Antiquities Act’s passage.

IAD 2017 Celebrated with 900 Events around the World
October 23, 2017

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Over two dozen countries from Peru to Pakistan organized 900 events in October 2017 to share the wonder and excitement of archaeology with their communities. 

Over two dozen countries from Peru to Pakistan organized 900 International Archaeology Day events in October 2017 to share the wonder and excitement of archaeology with their communities.  The International Archaeology Day interactive map and calendar had especially high concentrations of events in the Czechia, the Netherlands (which held its own Nationale Archeologiedagen, or National Archaeology Day, October 13-15), and the United States.

Statement Regarding the United States of America’s Intention to Withdraw from UNESCO
October 18, 2017

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On October 12, 2017, the United States announced its decision to withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2018.

Statement from the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), American Alliance of Museums (AAM), American Anthropological Association (AAA), American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), Society for Classical Studies (SCS), U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield (USCBS), and U.S. National Committee of ICOMOS (US/ICOMOS) Regarding the United States of America’s Intention to Withdraw from UNESCO.

Archaeology Day Celebrated at Fairs in Bogotá and Boston
October 17, 2017

Arqueoton in Bogotá
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Last weekend saw celebrations for archaeology on both American continents as archaeology fairs were held in Bogotá and Boston. 

Last weekend saw celebrations for archaeology on both American continents as archaeology fairs were held in Bogotá and Boston. 

In Colombia, the event, Arqueoton: A Farmily Fair of Archaeology at Universidad Externado included a mini-excavation for children from 2 to 6 years old, simulated excavation for children from 7 to 10 years old, rock painting, samples of student posters, and a workshop of archaeological ceramics and a festival of traditional games in the plaza of the Church of Barrio Egypt. 

New England Heritage Education Summit
September 21, 2017

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The Archaeological Institute of America and the Museum of Science are hosting a summit for heritage educators and those in affiliated fields in Boston on October 13.

The Archaeological Institute of America and the Museum of Science are hosting a summit for heritage educators and those in affiliated fields at the Museum of Science in Boston.

ArchaeoMadness Returns in 2017
September 20, 2017

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Back by popular demand! Learn about ancient and historical populations centers around the world while we count to International Archaeology Day.

Join us in counting down the days to International Archaeology Day with #ArchaeoMadness!

Back by popular demand, ArchaeoMadness will return this year and this year's theme is population centers.

2018 Annual Meeting Registration Now Open!
September 5, 2017

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Registration for the 2018 Annual Meeting is now open!

Registration for the 2018 AIA and SCS Joint Annual Meeting is now open!  Be sure to register prior to the early deadline of November 11th to get the lowest rate.  Full details are available on the AIA Annual Meeting Registration Page.

St. Louis Society Participates in Eclipse Festivities
August 25, 2017 | by Author

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The AIA-St. Louis Society held their first meeting of Fall 2017 during the solar eclipse at a highly significant rock art site.

The AIA-St. Louis Society held their first meeting of Fall 2017 during the solar eclipse at the highly significant rock art site (23WA1) inside of Washington State Park near DeSoto, Missouri. Bill Mayberry, naturalist for Missouri State Parks, led a tour of the petroglyph site while Michael Fuller, Neathery Fuller, and Eric Fuller discussed the possible association of one panel with solar eclipses. Over 2,000 visitors were at the park to witness the total solar eclipse that occurred at 1:16 pm. Many of visitors stopped to talk with the team from AIA-St. Louis Society.

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