2011 AIA Spring Gala Highlights
April 28, 2011
From the moment guests began arriving at the Archaeological Institute of America’s Spring Gala, the warmth of Ireland’s hospitality seemingly reached across the ocean and entered Capitale, the venue of this year’s spectacular event. The Gala spotlighted the depth of Ireland’s archaeological history and the 21st century vibrancy of the island’s culture. Read more
Video from the Gala
A special and very moving moment during the Archaeological Institute of America's 2011 Gala was the reading of the ancient Irish poem Song of Amergin, first in Gaelic and then translated to English by Gabriel Byrne. Watch it here:
George Bass received the AIA Bandelier award for founding the field of underwater archaeology. See the video here:
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.