AIA Tours: Behind the scenes in France and Spain
May 1, 2018 | by

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Henry de Lumley (right), Ian Tattersall (left), and the Arago 21 skull. Photo by Karen Raab

In late April this year, an AIA group (on the tour Decorated Caves of the Pyrenees & the Rhone Valley) visited some of the most spectacular of the cave sites in northern Spain and southern France that were gloriously decorated, with both animal and geometrical images, by the people who inhabited the region during the last Ice Age between about 40 and 12 thousand years ago.

Spring 2018 Society Outreach Grant Winners
April 30, 2018

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Eight societies were awarded Society Outreach Grants in the Spring of 2018.

Athens (Georgia) Society: Sharing Technology for Archaeology

IAD Exhibition in Kosovo
March 29, 2018 | by Author

(Photo Courtesy of The Museum of Peja)
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At the Museum of Peja in Kosovo, International Archaeology Day 2017 was marked with several fun activities for visitors.

At the Museum of Peja in Kosovo, International Archaeology Day 2017 was marked with several fun activities for visitors.  Activities included drawings of archaeological maps​ by high school art pupils of Peja, plasticine copies of archaeological artifacts, and a presentation of the exhibition "Cultural Archaeological Heritage" by the archaeologist, Dr. Sefer Lajqi.

IAD in the Czech Republic Includes Roman Soldiers, Exhibitions
March 29, 2018 | by Author

(Photo Courtesy of The Muzeum T. G. M. Rakovnik)
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International Archaeology Day was celebrated at the Muzeum T. G. M. Rakovnik in the Czech Republic this past October.

International Archaeology Day was celebrated at the Muzeum T. G. M. Rakovnik in the Czech Republic this past October. Local archaeologists provided guided tours of the exhibition, "In the Shadow of the Empire," about the Germanic settlement in the Rakovnik´s region during the Roman period.  The exhibition was full of the activities for visitors to enjoy, like testing out replicas of Roman clothes and weapons or combing their hair in the Germanic hairstyle.

Spring Awards Dinner on April 25
March 22, 2018

The archaeological site of Leptis Magna, a prominent city in the Roman Empire, and a UNESCO World Heritage site in Libya.
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Join us on Wednesday, April 25 in Washington, DC for our Championing Cultural Heritage Spring Awards Dinner.

For nearly a decade, the Archaeological Institute of America has been advocating for the protection of cultural heritage and archaeological resources in Libya. On February 23, 2018, the United States and Libya signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding on cultural property protection. Read more about this landmark MoU here.

AIA 2018 Photo Contest Results
March 2, 2018

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This year the AIA received dozens of fabulous photos. Congratulations to our winners!

The 2018 AIA Photo Contest saw over 150 photos taken in 25 different countries pour in as members and friends of the AIA shared their archaeological experiences through photos in five categories: archaeological landscapes, excavation, field life, fun finds, and monuments.  Looking through the photos one sees stunning shots of temples, columns, and statues as well as excavators hard at work and even a dog snoozing in the streets of Pompeii.

Achill Island 2017: Cromlech Tumulus Report 2
February 28, 2018

A notable find from the 2017 season was this stone spindle whorl.
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Achill Archaeological Field School's final season at the Cromlech Tumulus and the Danish Ditch pre-bog field wall

During July and August 2017 Achill Archaeological Field School carried out a fourth and final season at the Cromlech Tumulus (MA042-021002) and the Danish Ditch pre-bog field wall (MA042-021003), on Slievemore mountain, Keel East townland, Achill Island. The first three seasons at the site were directed by Stuart Rathbone, and the fourth season by Dr. Eve Campbell.

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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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

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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. ​

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