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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Brief Description: 
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.

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

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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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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)
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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

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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

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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

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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.

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