Archaeology Day Celebrated at Fairs in Bogotá and Boston
October 17, 2017

Arqueoton in Bogotá
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Last weekend saw celebrations for archaeology on both American continents as archaeology fairs were held in Bogotá and Boston. 

Last weekend saw celebrations for archaeology on both American continents as archaeology fairs were held in Bogotá and Boston. 

In Colombia, the event, Arqueoton: A Farmily Fair of Archaeology at Universidad Externado included a mini-excavation for children from 2 to 6 years old, simulated excavation for children from 7 to 10 years old, rock painting, samples of student posters, and a workshop of archaeological ceramics and a festival of traditional games in the plaza of the Church of Barrio Egypt. 

New England Heritage Education Summit
September 21, 2017

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The Archaeological Institute of America and the Museum of Science are hosting a summit for heritage educators and those in affiliated fields in Boston on October 13.

The Archaeological Institute of America and the Museum of Science are hosting a summit for heritage educators and those in affiliated fields at the Museum of Science in Boston.

ArchaeoMadness Returns in 2017
September 20, 2017

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Back by popular demand! Learn about ancient and historical populations centers around the world while we count to International Archaeology Day.

Join us in counting down the days to International Archaeology Day with #ArchaeoMadness!

Back by popular demand, ArchaeoMadness will return this year and this year's theme is population centers.

2018 Annual Meeting Registration Now Open!
September 5, 2017

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Registration for the 2018 Annual Meeting is now open!

Registration for the 2018 AIA and SCS Joint Annual Meeting is now open!  Be sure to register prior to the early deadline of November 11th to get the lowest rate.  Full details are available on the AIA Annual Meeting Registration Page.

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.

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