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.

NPS Returns as a 2017 International Archaeology Day Sponsor
August 21, 2017 | by Author

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The AIA is pleased to announce that the National Park Service is an International Archaeology Day sponsor once again

The AIA is pleased to announce that the National Park Service (NPS) is an International Archaeology Day (IAD) sponsor once again. Through this partnership, the AIA and the NPS promote the vital importance of the cultural heritage aspects of the U.S. National Park system with special programs and educational materials. The AIA is grateful to the NPS for its continuing support of IAD.

200 Collaborators Preparing for International Archaeology Day
August 17, 2017 | by Author

International Archaeology Day 2016 with the AIA-Ottawa Society. Photo courtesy of Chandra Giroux.
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More than 200 groups are preparing for International Archaeology Day activities.

The number of groups signed up as official International Archaeology Day Collaborating Organizations surpassed 200 this week.  Organizers are now preparing to promote International Archaeology Day and host activities and events this October.

100 Days until IAD
July 13, 2017

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October is just three months away. Are you ready for International Archaeology Day?

International Archaeology Day is just over three months away and the AIA is busy getting ready for it! So far, 166 Collaborating Organizations have signed up to join the festivities and more groups are contacting us every week. Many of our collaborators have already listed their events on the International Archaeology Day calendar, which displays a map quickly being filled in with event markers in all corners of the globe—from Alaska to Kurdistan!

How Hobby Lobby Damaged History
July 10, 2017 | by Author AIA

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CNN has published an article by AIA Member Sturt Manning on how Hobby Lobby’s illegal purchases of antiquities irreparably damage our knowledge of the past.

CNN has published an article by AIA Member Sturt Manning on how Hobby Lobby’s illegal purchases of antiquities irreparably damage our knowledge of the past.

How Hobby Lobby damaged history

By Sturt Manning
Friday, July 7, 2017

Nationwide Joins as International Archaeology Day Sponsor
June 28, 2017 | by Author

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Nationwide, one of the world’s largest insurance and financial services companies, is joining IAD as a sponsor.

Nationwide, one of the world’s largest insurance and financial services companies, is joining International Archaeology Day as a sponsor. Nationwide’s support will enable us to further expand our efforts in making IAD a truly global event. Started in 2011, International Archaeology Day is a rapidly growing worldwide celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery. Archaeological organizations from around the globe mark IAD by presenting archaeological programs and activities for people of all ages and interests.

Message from the President of the AIA
June 26, 2017

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The work of archaeologists demonstrates that the ancient world was complex and diverse, just as it is today.

The work of archaeologists demonstrates that the ancient world was complex and diverse, just as it is today.  The AIA embraces this diversity – past and present - and is committed to supporting scholarship that represents different points of view.  The AIA is equally committed to fostering an atmosphere of peaceful and respectful dialogue among archaeologists and the public, in all forums and media.
 

Spring 2017 Society Outreach Grant Winners
June 1, 2017

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Four societies were awarded Society Outreach Grants in the Spring of 2017.

Central Arizona: Fall Forum in Classics
Central Arizona Society will receive funding for their Fall Forum in Classics event at Arizona State University. The forum brings to campus over two hundred local middle and high school students for a day full of games, lectures, and arts-and-crafts with a Classical theme.

Proposed 2018 Federal Budget Impact on the NEH and NEA
May 24, 2017 | by Author AIA

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As you may have heard, the 2018 federal budget proposes to eliminate funding for several agencies, including the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

As you may have heard, the 2018 federal budget proposes to eliminate funding for several agencies, including the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA):

AIA Awards First MacDonald Grant
May 16, 2017

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We are pleased to announce the winner of the first ever Richard C. MacDonald Iliad Endowment for Archaeological Research Grant.

The Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to announce the winner of the first ever Richard C. MacDonald Iliad Endowment for Archaeological Research Grant. The MacDonald Grant in the amount of $20,000 provides support for scholars working on the site of Ancient Troy, or those geographic areas/time periods that give context to our understanding of Ancient Troy.

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