Every year, thousands of irreplaceable archaeological sites are destroyed by development, looting, vandalism, warfare, environmental changes, and irresponsible tourism. The AIA Site Preservation Program works to safeguard the world’s archaeological heritage for future generations through direct preservation, raising awareness of threats to sites, education, and outreach, and by facilitating the spread of best practices. Learn more.
“The number of sites needing preservation may seem daunting, but with the AIA’s approach of preserving sites through not only conservation but also outreach, we can educate millions of people to care for their heritage sites.” - Paul Rissman, founder of the Site Preservation Program
You can help save our archaeological heritage by supporting the AIA Site Preservation program.