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.

NEWS from the American Journal of Archaeology
January 5, 2017

Brief Description: 
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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Brief Description: 
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

Brief Description: 
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

Brief Description: 
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

Brief Description: 
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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Brief Description: 
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

(Photo Courtesy of Jose Socarrras)
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Brief Description: 
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.

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