AIA at the Society for American Archaeology's Annual Meeting
April 7, 2017

Safety vests were required during booth setup at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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Brief Description: 
The AIA joined 4,755 archaeologists in Vancouver last week for the Society for American Archaeology’s 82nd Annual Meeting. 

The AIA joined 4,755 archaeologists in Vancouver last week for the Society for American Archaeology’s 82nd Annual Meeting.  During the four day conference, AIA staff spoke to over 700 conference attendees that visited the AIA booth in the Exhibit Hall at the Vancouver Convention Centre and distributed information about AIA Membership, Societies, Fellowships, Grants, International Archaeology Day, and more. 

Diggin’ RVA: Engaging Richmond with Archaeology
April 7, 2017

Diggin’ RVA: David Brown (Fairfield Foundation) presents “Public Archaeology in Virginia” (Photo Credit: Ellen Chapman)
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Brief Description: 
Read about the Richmond, VA, Society's Outreach Grant program, "Diggin’ RVA: Engaging Richmond with Archaeology."

In the spring of 2016, the Richmond Society was awarded an AIA Society Outreach Grant. The Richmond Society put their grant to use in organizing an Archaeology Day event on October 22nd, 2016, entitled "Diggin’ RVA: Engaging Richmond with Archaeology." The event, an archaeology fair, was designed to bring together local archaeologists and advocates for Richmond's archaeological heritage with the goal of promoting archaeology as a STEM disipline while also raising awareness of local sites and the need to consider archaeological heritage in ongoing city revelopment. 

AIA and Hilton Offer Site Preservation Grant
April 4, 2017

(Photo by Kristin Donner)
Brief Description: 
The AIA and Hilton are pleased to offer a special Site Preservation Grant for projects operating in Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon.

The AIA and Hilton are pleased to offer a special Site Preservation Grant for projects operating in Egypt (focus on Cairo, Sharm, and Alexandria), Turkey, Jordan (focus on Aqaba and Dead Sea locations), and Lebanon (focus on Beirut).

The grant carries a maximum value of $25,000 and is intended to fund one-year projects that seek not only to directly preserve archaeological sites, but also emphasize outreach and education and create a positive impact on the local community.

Eligible projects include:

A Letter from AIA President Jodi Magness on the Proposed 2018 Federal Budget
March 20, 2017

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Learn about how you can support NEH, NEA, and the ORCs during this critical time.

20 March 2017

Dear AIA members,

Annual Photo Contest Winners
March 8, 2017

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After a week of voting, several winning photographers have emerged from the AIA's Sixth Annual Photo Contest

After a week of voting, several winning photographers have emerged from the AIA's Sixth Annual Photo Contest. This year's contest included 170 photo submissions in the following categories: Archaeological Landscapes, Monuments, Excavation, Field Life, and Fun Finds. The 2017 submissions depicted archaeological sites in 29 different countries! Click here to see all submissions.

Winners

Dispatches from the AIA - March 2017
March 1, 2017

Cotsen Grant site in Ethiopia
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AIA Welcomes New President, Officers, and Trustees at Annual Meeting in Toronto; AIA Pleased to Announce New Research and Fieldwork Grants; Lecture Program Begins Spring Schedule; Join a Society Today; International Archaeology Day Continues to Grow; AIA Award Winners

SPAAA Vol. 3 Now Available
February 22, 2017

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The third volume in the Kress-supported series: Selected Papers on Ancient Art and Architecture, entitled: What Shall I Say of Clothes? Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Study of Dress in Antiquity, is now available.

The third volume in the Kress-supported series: Selected Papers on Ancient Art and Architecture was published in January. The book, entitled: What Shall I Say of Clothes? Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Study of Dress in Antiquity, was edited by Dr. Megan Cifarelli and Dr. Laura Gawlinski. 

New Grants from the AIA
February 17, 2017

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The Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to announce the availability of three new grants for archaeological research.

The Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to announce the availability of three new grants for archaeological research.

AIA Board Member Dr. Sarah Parcak Officially Launches GlobalXplorer
February 16, 2017 | by Author KB

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Dr. Sarah Parcak, a space archaeologist and AIA Board member, today officially launches GlobalXplorer: a citizen science and archaeology platform that’s enlisting people around the world to discover sites unknown to modern archaeologists.

Dr. Sarah Parcak, a space archaeologist and AIA Board member, today officially launches GlobalXplorer: a citizen science and archaeology platform that’s enlisting people around the world to discover sites unknown to modern archaeologists.

International Archaeology Day with the Ohio History Connection
February 13, 2017

Visitors try their hand at pump drills. (Courtesy of the Ohio History Connection)
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For International Archaeology Day 2016, the Ohio History Connection hosted Archaeology Day at the Ohio History Center in Columbus on Saturday, October 1.

In celebration of Ohio Archaeology Month and International Archaeology Day 2016, the Ohio History Connection hosted Archaeology Day at the Ohio History Center in Columbus on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Visitors learned about archaeology through a variety of participatory activities and presentations.

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