Presentations on Cultural Heritage Preservation with the AIA-Minnesota Society
April 25, 2017 | by Author Sophie Will

Emily Heimerman, advisor Vanča Schrunk, and Alexander Moline present their work in Sveti Klement in Croatia and Norskedalen Farmstead in Wisconsin.
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Brief Description: 
For International Archaeology Day 2016, the AIA-Minnesota Society hosted a lecture and student poster presentations on cultural heritage preservation.

MINNESOTA- For International Archaeology Day 2016, the AIA-Minnesota Society hosted a lecture and student poster presentations on cultural heritage preservation.

The AIA-Minnesota Society was the recipient of an AIA Society Outreach Grant, which enabled them to host this event and serve refreshments during the reception, encouraging social time and informal discussion between students and the community.

AIA Awards Excavation Grants to Projects in Guatemala and Italy
April 24, 2017

Jessica Munson (on right) with project co-director, Lorena Paiz
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Brief Description: 
The AIA has awarded Cotsen Excavation Grants to Jessica L. Munson (Lycoming College) and D. Alexander Walthall (University of Texas).

The AIA awarded the Cotsen Excavation Grant for first-time project directors to Jessica L. Munson, Assistant Professor of Latin American Archaeology at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania and Director of the Altar de Sacrificios Archaeological Project (ALSAP) in Guatemala. Archaeological investigations at Altar de Sacrificios, located at the mouth of the Pasión River, have identified the ancient Maya site as an important trading center that was continuously occupied for nearly two millennia starting at about 900 BCE.

A Day of Exploration: Midwest AIA Societies Field Trip
April 18, 2017 | by Author Jane Waldbaum

At the Kenosha Public Museum (Photo Credit: Steve Morse)
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Brief Description: 
On April 8 the AIA-Milwaukee Society organized a field trip to two museums in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

On Saturday, April 8, 2017 the AIA-Milwaukee Society organized a field trip to two fascinating 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. They also share administration and facilities such as conservation, preparation, and other labs. AIA members of several Midwest local societies were invited to participate.

Achill Island 2017: "Cromlech" EBA Roundhouse Update
April 14, 2017

Work on the Cromlech roundhouse in 2016
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This summer, we will pick up where we left off in 2016. Read about past excavations and our plans for 2017!

Slievemore is a special mountain. Its slopes bear the traces of over 6000 years of human settlement and activity from the earliest Neolithic megalithic tombs to the ‘lazy bed’ ridges used to grow potatoes until well into the 20th century. One of the busiest periods in the life of the mountain was undoubtedly the second millennium BCE. Since 2006 the Achill Archaeological Field School has been surveying and excavating the remains of an extensive Middle Bronze Age landscape that extended across the southern slopes of the mountain.

65 Archaeology Day 2017 Collaborators at end of March
April 7, 2017

Brief Description: 
By the end of March, 65 organizations from around the world had already signed up as collaborators for International Archaeology Day.

Organizations from around the world are signing on as Collaborating Organizations for International Archaeology Day 2017 at record breaking speeds.  By the end of March, 65 organizations had already signed up and new sign ups continue to come in almost daily.  Last year, when IAD grew by nearly 200 events to a total of about 700 celebrations around the world, the AIA received the same number of sign ups as we currently hold by mid-June.  With that in mind, IAD 2017 is on pace to be the largest global celebration of archaeology yet.

AIA at the Society for American Archaeology's Annual Meeting
April 7, 2017

Safety vests were required during booth setup at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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Brief Description: 
The AIA joined 4,755 archaeologists in Vancouver last week for the Society for American Archaeology’s 82nd Annual Meeting. 

The AIA joined 4,755 archaeologists in Vancouver last week for the Society for American Archaeology’s 82nd Annual Meeting.  During the four day conference, AIA staff spoke to over 700 conference attendees that visited the AIA booth in the Exhibit Hall at the Vancouver Convention Centre and distributed information about AIA Membership, Societies, Fellowships, Grants, International Archaeology Day, and more. 

Diggin’ RVA: Engaging Richmond with Archaeology
April 7, 2017

Diggin’ RVA: David Brown (Fairfield Foundation) presents “Public Archaeology in Virginia” (Photo Credit: Ellen Chapman)
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Read about the Richmond, VA, Society's Outreach Grant program, "Diggin’ RVA: Engaging Richmond with Archaeology."

In the spring of 2016, the Richmond Society was awarded an AIA Society Outreach Grant. The Richmond Society put their grant to use in organizing an Archaeology Day event on October 22nd, 2016, entitled "Diggin’ RVA: Engaging Richmond with Archaeology." The event, an archaeology fair, was designed to bring together local archaeologists and advocates for Richmond's archaeological heritage with the goal of promoting archaeology as a STEM disipline while also raising awareness of local sites and the need to consider archaeological heritage in ongoing city revelopment. 

AIA and Hilton Offer Site Preservation Grant
April 4, 2017

(Photo by Kristin Donner)
Brief Description: 
The AIA and Hilton are pleased to offer a special Site Preservation Grant for projects operating in Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon.

The AIA and Hilton are pleased to offer a special Site Preservation Grant for projects operating in Egypt (focus on Cairo, Sharm, and Alexandria), Turkey, Jordan (focus on Aqaba and Dead Sea locations), and Lebanon (focus on Beirut).

The grant carries a maximum value of $25,000 and is intended to fund one-year projects that seek not only to directly preserve archaeological sites, but also emphasize outreach and education and create a positive impact on the local community.

Eligible projects include:

A Letter from AIA President Jodi Magness on the Proposed 2018 Federal Budget
March 20, 2017

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Learn about how you can support NEH, NEA, and the ORCs during this critical time.

20 March 2017

Dear AIA members,

Annual Photo Contest Winners
March 8, 2017

Brief Description: 
After a week of voting, several winning photographers have emerged from the AIA's Sixth Annual Photo Contest

After a week of voting, several winning photographers have emerged from the AIA's Sixth Annual Photo Contest. This year's contest included 170 photo submissions in the following categories: Archaeological Landscapes, Monuments, Excavation, Field Life, and Fun Finds. The 2017 submissions depicted archaeological sites in 29 different countries! Click here to see all submissions.

Winners

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