Founded in 1879, the AIA was chartered by the United States Congress in 1906, in recognition of its role in the development and passage of the Antiquities Act, which Theodore Roosevelt signed into law that year. Today, the AIA remains committed to preserving the world's archaeological resources and cultural heritage for the benefit of people in the present and in the future.
News, Issues, and Initiatives
A US State Department committee considers a renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Honduras to further protect their cultural resources.
The United States extended its memorandum of understanding to continue protecting the rich archaeological heritage of Cambodia.
AIA President Elizabeth Bartman recently signed a letter thanking President Barack Obama for his commitment to preserving our nation's heritage.
A US State Department committee considers a renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China to further protect their cultural resources.
The US and Belize signed an MoU to combat the pillaging of cultural heritage objects in Belize.
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.