Richard Lobban, Jr. (Ph.D., Northwestern) is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and African Studies at Rhode Island College, where he taught since 1972. He is also the Executive Director of the Sudan Studies Association.
January 5th marked the beginning of the Academic Program of the 113th Annual Meeting of the AIA, where our professional members reported on their work and shared the latest research with their fellow archaeologists.
In acknowledgment of the long-standing relationship between the AIA and the Department of Archaeology at Boston University, "The Archaeological Institute of America in the Field: A Symposium in Celebration of Archaeology Day at Boston University" was held on Saturday, October 1.
On April 25, 2015, a severe earthquake in Nepal resulted in the loss of more than 3,000 lives and caused destruction and serious damage to the historic center of Kathmandu and other heritage sites throughout the Kathmandu Valley.