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.

Bollinger County Museum of Natural History​ Holds a Hands-On IAD and Lecture
February 15, 2018 | by Author

Mike Comer, Natural Resource Manager for “Towosahgy State Historic Site" (Photo Courtesy of the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History)
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Brief Description: 
The Bollinger County Museum of Natural History hosted an event for International Archaeology Day on October 21, 2017

The Bollinger County Museum of Natural History hosted an event for International Archaeology Day on October 21, 2017. Mike Comer, Natural Resource Manager for Towosahgy State Historic Site presented a lecture on Mississippian Mound Building Indians during the day. Touch items were available along with children's archaeology activities, a mock dig, and  hands-on archaeology crafts, puzzles, and games.

Special Report: Fulacht Fia Found at Achill Island
February 15, 2018

The Cromlech Tumulus – Keel East, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland
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Burnt mound/ancient cooking site discovered in Keel East, Achill Island, west of Ireland.

Fulacht fia (Burnt Mound/Ancient Cooking Site) found at excavations in Keel East, Achill Island, west of Ireland.

Excavations by Achill Archaeological Field School

Lafayette Science Museum Holds “Stars of the Pharaohs” Program for IAD
February 13, 2018 | by Author

(Photo Courtesy of The Lafayette Science Museum)
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Brief Description: 
The Lafayette Science Museum in Louisiana celebrated the 2017 International Archaeology Day and Louisiana Archaeology Month by showing the planetarium program, "Stars of the Pharaohs."

The Lafayette Science Museum in Louisiana celebrated the 2017 International Archaeology Day and Louisiana Archaeology Month by showing the planetarium program, "Stars of the Pharaohs." The program featured the archaeoastronomy of ancient Egypt. The presentations were attended by 200 members of the public of all ages on October 21st, 2017 and continued on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of December. ​

University of Georgia Holds Seminar at Samshvilde Archaeological Complex
February 13, 2018 | by Author

The participants of International Archaeology Day 2017 in Georgia. (Photo Courtesy of the International Archaeological Center of the University of Georgia)
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The International Archaeological Center of the University of Georgia, organized a special seminar and hiking tour to Samshvilde complex in central Transcaucasia for International Archaeology Day.

On October 25th-27th, 2017, the International Archaeological Center of the University of Georgia, with the Quality Schools International Tbilisi, organized a special seminar and hiking tour to Samshvilde complex in central Transcaucasia for International Archaeology Day.

 

A Trip Back to Medieval Times
February 7, 2018

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For International Archaeology Day 2017, the Wallachia region’s Museum of the Moravian in Czechia organized a week dedicated to archeology in its two castles.

For International Archaeology Day 2017, the Wallachia region’s Museum of the Moravian in Czechia organized a week dedicated to archeology in its two castles. As part of the celebrations, the museum hosted an archaeology fair for school groups, where students worked with chipped industry, copper, and medieval ceramic and then three replica sites (a prehistoric site, a copper maker's workshop, and a potter's ceramic oven) in a sandbox. The museum also held lectures about their last excavations and other activities for the public.

New Corresponding Members
February 2, 2018

Brief Description: 
Seven new Corresponding Members were approved by Council and will receive Lifetime Membership in the AIA.

Council approved the nomination of seven new Corresponding Members. 

Penelope Allison, University of Leicester

Janice Crowley, Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens 

Marcella Frangipane, University of Rome

Pierre Gros, University of Provence

Aliki Moustaka, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Susanne Sievers, Goethe University Frankfurt

2018 Council Election Results
February 2, 2018

Brief Description: 
The results of this year's Council election are now available.

The following individuals were elected to the AIA Governing Board and Nominating Committee. 

Governing Board

Vice President for Outreach and Education 

Ethel Scully (Term 1) 

General Trustees 

Thomas Carpenter (Term 1) 

Joshua Gates (Term 1)

Tina Mayland (Term 1)

Anthony Phokion Potamianos (Term 1)

Maria Vecchiotti (Term 1)

Elie Abemayor (Term 2)

David Adam (Term 2)

H. Bruce McEver (Term 2)

Jones County Conservation Holds Annual IAD River Paddle and Lecture
February 1, 2018

Jones County Annual Fall Colors and Archaeology Outing. (Photo Courtesy of Michele Olson)
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The Jones County Conservation's Annual Fall Colors held their annual International Archaeology Day Archaeology Paddle.

Despite a windy day, The Jones County Conservation's Annual Fall Colors held their annual International Archaeology Day Archaeology Paddle. From their kayaks and canoes, 36 attendees viewed the beautiful fall colors in Iowa. Attendees also listened to a presentation by Nurit and Michael Finn of Wapsi Valley Archaeology.​

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