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 full account of the public portion of the October 12, 2010, Cultural Property Advisory Committee Meeting regarding Greece's request for a bilateral agreement to restrict the importation of archaeological materials to the U.S.
Thanks to your response, the AIA sent in hundreds of letters to the U.S. Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) on your behalf. CPAC met October 12, 2010 to consider the Memorandum of Understanding with Greece.
An overview of how law enforcement works to protect cultural heritage.
Thanks to your response, the AIA sent in hundreds of letters to the U.S. Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) on your behalf. CPAC met May 6-7, 2010 to review the Memorandum of Understanding with Italy.
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.