United States Extends MoU to Protect the Cultural Heritage of Honduras
March 14, 2014
Earlier this week, the United States and the Government of the Republic of Honduras announced that they have extended the bilateral agreement between these two countries in the continued efforts to protect the archaeological heritage of Honduras from pillage and illicit trafficking. In addition to protecting Honduras’ Pre-Columbian heritage, this new agreement also includes certain ecclesiastical ethnological materials dating to the colonial period on its designated list of protected materials. Effective March 12, 2014, the agreement has been extended for a period of five years.
The AIA would like to thank all of its members who submitted letters to Washington D.C. and CPAC in support of this extension. Public comments are an important part of the extension process, and we are thankful to have such an active group of supporters at the AIA!
DNA research from the AIA-supported site of Hoyo Negro makes important connections between the earliest settlers of the Americas and modern Native Americans.
Download the Program's 2014 Annual Report to learn about its many accomplishments and initiatives this past year.
The most recent Site Preservation Grant was awarded to a preservation and outreach project at Narce, Italy.