Free Admission to the Harvard Museums
December 28, 2017

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Brief Description: 
Registered Annual Meeting attendees can enjoy free admission, January 4-7 to the Harvard Museums.

Registered attendees at this year’s Joint AIA/SCS Annual Meeting can enjoy free admission, January 4-7, 2018, to the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture and to the Harvard Art Museums.

For free admission, present your meeting badge, available for pick-up at the Registration desks in the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Regular admission rates apply for nonregistered meeting guests, e.g. family members.

 

Workshop on tDAR - January 4
December 27, 2017

Workshop on Digital Data Management and Curation using tDAR
Brief Description: 
Join us for a workshop on digital data management and curation using tDAR sponsored by AIA and the Center for Digital Antiquity.

Finding, Sharing, Accessing, Curating, and Preserving Digital Data and Information: Using tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record)

Archaeology relies heavily on digital data: images, GIS information, analytical and descriptive data sets, recording forms, project reports, etc. Without a well thought-out approach to how these data will be created, shared, utilized, and preserved, important information may be overlooked or lost because it is forgotten, misplaced, or damaged.

Public Lecture at the 2018 Annual Meeting
December 26, 2017

The site of Methone in northern Greece.
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Brief Description: 
Dr. John Papadopoulos will present this year's Public Lecture, entitled The Ancient Methone Archaeological Project: 2014-2017" on Thursday, January 4, 2018.

Join us for this year's Public Lecture, presented by Dr. John Papadopoulos of the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. Dr. Papadopoulos will speak on "The Ancient Methone Archaeological Project: 2014-2017". The Public Lecture is free and open to the public. The lecture takes place on Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Salon H-I-J-K in the Boston Marriott Copley Place, located at 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116. After the Public Lecture, please join us for the Opening Night Reception to kick off this year's Joint AIA/SCS Annual Meeting.

AIA/SCS Hotel Reservation Deadline Extended
December 21, 2017 | by Author

Brief Description: 
The deadline to reserve a hotel at the Boston Marriott Copley Place has been extended to tomorrow, Friday, December 22.

Boston Marriott Copley Place (Deadline extended to Friday 12/22)

2018 AIA Calendar for Sale!
December 16, 2017

Brief Description: 
The 2018 "A Year in Archaeology" calendar is now available for purchase.

Explore the world of archaeology with the Archaeological Institute of America's "A Year of Archaeology" calendar. Each month of the 2018 calendar features an archaeological photo from the AIA's Online Photo Contest. All proceeds benefit the AIA's Site Preservation Program.

Calendars are available for $20 each. Shipping and handeling to domestic locations is free; Canda - $3.25; all other international orders - $7.00. 

Purchase one today at www.archaeological.org/calendar.

A Garden Party and Lecture for IAD in Orange County
December 15, 2017 | by Author K. Sophie Will

AIA-OC Pres. Steve Jacques, AIA Exec. Dir. Ann Benbow, AIA Benefactor Norma Kershaw, Dr. Allison Miller, AIA-OC VP David Seigle (Photo Courtesy of David Seigle)
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Brief Description: 
The AIA-Orange County Society held a weekend of events in October for International Archaeology Day, which included a fundraiser and a lecture.

The AIA-Orange County Society held a weekend of events in October for International Archaeology Day, which included a fundraiser and a lecture.

StoryMapping World Archaeology at Benchley-Weinberger Elementary
November 27, 2017

Collage of students hard at work researching their archaeological sites. (Photo Credit: Jenny Thomas)
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Brief Description: 
Rather than having just one day for International Archaeology Day, elementary school students in San Diego, California held a week-long workshop.

Rather than having just one day for International Archaeology Day, Benchley-Weinberger Elementary Communications Magnet in San Diego, California held a week-long workshop with 5th graders, led by Beth Pollard (Associate Professor of History, SDSU and President of the AIA-San Diego Society). Around 30 students worked in groups of four throughout the week, spanning from October 16th to October 20th, to investigate a range of archaeological sites in order to learn more about what the site is, the drama of its discovery, and why the site is significant.

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

Brief Description: 
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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Brief Description: 
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

Brief Description: 
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.

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