The Frederick R. and Margaret B. Matson Lectureship for Near Eastern Archaeology and Archaeological Technology
Frederick R. and Margaret B. Matson Lectures in Near Eastern Archaeology and Archaeological Technology have been established by a generous gift from the Professors Matson who have been lifelong friends of the Institute. A Past President of the AIA, serving from 1975-1976, Frederick Matson serves as Professor Emeritus at Pennsylvania State University where he has had a long and illustrious career in the Anthropology Department. Margaret Matson, also at Penn State, retired from the Sociology Department and shares her husband's interest in Near Eastern archaeology and the work of the Institute.
The Matson Lecturer is chosen by the AIA Lecture Program Committee and annually visits one local society.
AIA President Elizabeth Bartman presents the new AIA Vision Statement.
The 2014 BP Award goes to the California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program for its grassroots efforts to train local communities in the preservation of archaeological sites.