NEWS from the American Journal of Archaeology
January 5, 2017

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AJA launches historical timeline

Happy New Year from the AJA. We welcome 2017 with the launch of a timeline slideshow documenting in a series of snapshots the history of the AJA to date. 

The slideshow will have a permanent page on AJA Online, under the “About” tab in the top menu, and will be updated periodically to document future initiatives and news.

Dispatches from the AIA - January 2017
January 1, 2017

Toronto, Canada
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AIA Invites You to the 118th AIA-SCS Joint Annual Meeting in Toronto; International Archaeology Day Continues Rapid Growth; Hear about the Latest Archaeological Discoveries at an AIA Lecture; Become an AIA Member Today!

Live Science Top Discoveries of 2016
December 30, 2016

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AIA President Jodi Magness’ discovery was selected as one of the 9 Biggest Archaeology Findings of 2016 by LiveScience.

AIA President Jodi Magness’ discovery of mosaics depicting the biblical stories of Noah's ark and the parting of the Red Sea in the Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue at Huqoq in Israel has been selected as one of the 9 Biggest Archaeology Findings of 2016 by LiveScience.

See the full list on LiveScience.

Learn more about Huqoq at www.huqoq.org.
 

Annual Meeting Hotel Block Closing!
December 19, 2016

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The Sheraton Centre Hotel is full, but there are still rooms available at the Hilton Toronto just across the street. Reserve by this Friday, December 23rd to secure the group rate of $159 CDN per night plus taxes.

The 2017 Annual Meeting is less than three weeks away. The room block at the Sheraton Centre Hotel is now closed, so please reserve your room at the overflow hotel across the street from the Sheraton, the Hilton Toronto.ake your hotel reservations now to secure the group rate of $159 CDN per night plus taxes. For details on how to book go to the Annual Meeting Hotel/Travel Page.

2017 Conference for Heritage Educators
December 10, 2016 | by Author

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The 3rd Conference for Heritage Educators will take place on January 7, 2017 in Toronto.

The AIA will host the Third Annual Conference for Heritage Educators at the Institute’s Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada on January 7, 2017. We have an exciting program planned for the day and we hope you can join us.

Jane C. Waldbaum Scholarship Gives First Time Archaeology Dig Experience to Students
December 7, 2016 | by Author Sophie Will

Sifting a shovelful of dirt. (Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Deitsch)
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Recipients of the Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship share their amazing experiences courtesy of the scholarship.

For those studying archaeology or a related discipline, getting into the field for the first time is an exhilarating experience that solidifies their career choice. Obtaining the funds to do so, however, is a significant barrier for many. The Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship awards several students each year $1,000 to help pay for a fieldwork project, anywhere in the world.

"Arqueotón 2016": A Family Fair with Universidad Externado of Colombia
November 30, 2016

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Universidad Externado held an event with activities included simulated excavation for children and a tour through sites/periods that show the social changes that have occurred in Colombia.

With a program of activities where children and adults can release their inner Indiana Jones, the Faculty of Heritage Studies of Universidad Externado opened its doors to spread to the public the emotion that arises from the search and discovery of material testimonies of the past.

For the third consecutive year, the Archeology and Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage Programs joined the celebration of the International Archeology Day.

Beaufort County Library Presents the Fourth Year of "What the Heck Is It?"
November 30, 2016 | by Author

Beaufort District Collection, Beaufort County LIbrary, SC (Photo Courtesy of the Beaufort County Library)
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The drop in was open to the general public who chose items from their personal collections to bring in for identification.

The drop in was open to the general public who chose items from their personal collections to bring in for identification. 16 people came in the 3 hours with more than 50 artifacts for demystification. The drop-in was co-sponsored by the Beaufort Chapter, ASSC., with help from State Archaeologist Dr. Jon Leader and Dr. Eric Poplin of Brockington and Associates in South Carolina. 

The First Stargazers with the Lafayette Science Museum
November 28, 2016 | by Author

The Lafayette Science Museum, Lafayette, LA, USA (Photo Courtesy of The Lafayette Science Museum)
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The Lafayette Science Museum celebrated International Archaeology Day by running the planetarium program, "The First Stargazers."

The Lafayette Science Museum in Lafayette, Louisiana, celebrated International Archaeology Day by running the planetarium program, "The First Stargazers" throughout the month of October, in a total of 10 showings.  The program ran for general public audiences each Saturday and Sunday of the month.  Produced by the Milwaukee Public Museum, "The First Stargazers" took audiences back in time with an imaginary time traveler to discover suspected sky alignments at Newgrange in Ireland, the pyramids of Giza, the Parthenon, Stonehenge, and more.

"5000 Years of Iranian Engineering" with AIA-Stanford
November 21, 2016

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Brief Description: 
The AIA-Stanford Society and the Stanford Persian Student Association premiered the documentary and book release, "5000 Years of Iranian Engineering".

On International Archaeology Day, the AIA-Stanford Society and the Stanford Persian Student Association, with a grant from the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies at Stanford University, co-sponsored the United States premiere of the documentary and book release, "5000 Years of Iranian Engineering." Author and Film Maker Dr. Farzin Rezaeian assembled an international team of archaeologists, engineers and computer scientists from Iran, Germany, Italy, U.K. and the U.S.

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