A major initiative of the Site Preservation program provides grants of up to $25,000 to innovative projects that preserve archaeological sites through conservation efforts and also emphasize outreach, education, and community involvement. Grant winners work to preserve sites and create a positive impact on the local community, students, and the discipline of archaeology as a whole. The AIA also works with grant recipients to raise public awareness of the significance of their archaeological sites and the threats they face, to implement and disseminate best practices, and to encourage increased support for preservation efforts.
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.
Help support the Site Preservation Program while ringing in the New Year with the 2014 AIA Calendar.
Take a look at the newly completed Umm el-Jimal Project!