Ephorate of Antiquities of Achaea's Archaeologists for a Day
February 13, 2017

(Courtesy of Ephorate of Antiquities of Achaea)
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Brief Description: 
For International Archaeology Day of 2016, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Achaea and Ministry of Culture, Greece organized a three-session educational event called “Archaeologists for a Day” during October 2016.

Celebrating the International Archaeology Day of 2016, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Achaea and Ministry of Culture, Greece organized a three-session educational event called “Archaeologists for a Day” during October 2016. The highly successful event was held at the Mycenaean archaeological park of Voudeni, Patras, Greece.  Groups of students, seventy in total, aged 10 to 12 enjoyed the event.

International Archeaology Day at the John Jarvie Historic Ranch
February 10, 2017

Wool spinning demonstration. (Courtesy of Erin Yeager)
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Brief Description: 
The Vernal Field Office put together a community outreach activity at the John Jarvie Historic Ranch in Brown's Park, Utah to celebrate the significance of the region in Utah and national history.

The Utah Bureau of Land Management, Vernal Field Office, hosted its annual John Jarvie Fest in conjunction with International Archaeology Day. Every year in the fall the Vernal Field Office (VFO) puts together a community outreach activity at the John Jarvie Historic Ranch in Brown's Park, Daggett County, Utah. The activity is a celebration of John Jarvie, and the significance of the Brown’s Park region in Utah and national history.

University of Puget Sound Holds International Archaeology Day Symposium
February 10, 2017 | by Author

Symposium on Indigenous Archaeology in the Tahoma Room, University of Puget Sound. (Courtesy of Jonathan Monk)
Brief Description: 
The University of Puget Sound organized an afternoon-long symposium on the practices of indigenous archaeology and broader decolonizing perspectives in education for International Archaeology Day.

The University of Puget Sound Department of Classics, in conjunction with the Center for Intercultural and Civic Engagement and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, organized an afternoon-long symposium on the practices of indigenous archaeology and broader decolonizing perspectives in education for International Archaeology Day. This symposium was organized in honor of both International Archaeology Day on October 15th and Indigenous Peoples Day on October 10th.

Annual Meeting 2018 Call for Papers
February 9, 2017

Brief Description: 
The 2018 AIA/SCS Annual Meeting will be held in Boston, MA from January 4-7 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. The online submission system is now open.

The 2018 AIA/SCS Annual Meeting will be held in Boston, MA from January 4-7 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. The online submission system is now open.  We encourage everyone to review the full Call for Papers (available at  www.archaeological.org/meeting/CFP) prior to submitting. Submission forms can be accessed at www.archaeological.org/meeting/CFP/forms.

AIA Supports ASOR Statment
January 30, 2017

Brief Description: 
The AIA strongly supports ASOR's statement regarding the US Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” issued on January 27, 2017.

The Archaeological Institute of America would like to state its strongest support for the statement made by the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) in response to and expressing concerns about US Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” issued on January 27, 2017. The full statement is here: 

http://www.asor.org/news/2017/02/asor-statement.html. 

AIA-Rockford Society Celebrates 50th Lecture Season
January 26, 2017

Photo courtesy of the AIA-Rockford Society.
Brief Description: 
On Tuesday, January 24, the AIA-Rockford Society celebrated their 50th lecture season with cake.

On Tuesday, January 24, the AIA-Rockford Society celebrated its 50th lecture season with cake at the Burpee Museum in Rockford, Illinois.  Tuesday night's lecture, "Not Dead Yet! Revisiting the Great Moravian Peak and Collapse", was given by John P. Staeck from the College of DuPage.  Staeck described the rise and fall of what is often cited as the first Slavic state, Great Moravia.

AIA-Milwaukee Society Organizes April Event that Includes Neighboring Societies
January 26, 2017

Photo courtesy of Civil War Museum Kenosha Wisconsin.
Brief Description: 
On Saturday, April 8, 2017 the AIA-Milwaukee Society is organizing the first-ever gathering of neighboring AIA local societies from the Midwest.

On Saturday, April 8, 2017 the AIA-Milwaukee Society is organizing the first-ever gathering of neighboring AIA local societies from the Midwest. The highlight of the day will feature visits to two museums in Kenosha, Wisconsin—the Kenosha Public Museum (home of the Hebior and Schaeffer mammoth remains) and the Civil War Museum of Kenosha. The two museums are next door to each other and occupy a lovely setting on Lake Michigan near downtown Kenosha. There will be an option to visit the nearby Dinosaur Discovery Museum as well.

2017 Council Election Results
January 24, 2017

Brief Description: 
At the Council Meeting on January 7, 2017, the following individuals were elected to the AIA Governing Board and Nominating Committee. 

At the Council Meeting on January 7, 2017, the following individuals were elected to the AIA Governing Board and Nominating Committee. 

Governing Board

President

Jodi Magness (Term 1)

First Vice President

Laetitia La Follette (Term 1)

Vice President for Cultural Heritage

Elizabeth S. Greene (Term 1)

Urgent: Please Support the NEH and NEA
January 23, 2017

Brief Description: 
The AIA urges everyone to help stop plans to eliminate the NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) and NEA (National Endowment for the Arts). 

You may have heard that the Trump administration plans to eliminate the NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) and NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) - federal agencies which provide critical support and funding of the arts and humanities, including archaeology.  The research and field work of many of our members have benefited from funding from these agencies over the years. In fact, your President, Jodi Magness, currently has an NEH Public Scholars Grant.

2017 AIA Award Winners
January 17, 2017

At the Awards Ceremony at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Toronto
Brief Description: 
The AIA congratulates the 2017 Award Winners!

The Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to announce our 2017 Award Winners.

Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement
John R. Clarke, University of Texas, Austin
For his outstanding record of scholarly achievement, along with his notable contributions in both teaching and service.

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