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

November 28, 2011
Blue Shield and the International Military Cultural Resources Work Group The recent conflict in Libya called for emergency assessment missions to determine the cultural heritage situation there.
August 4, 2011
Three presenters at the CPAC Bolivia-United States MoU Extension Hearing summarize the event.
June 8, 2011
As part of the AIA's commitment, we strongly oppose the commercial salvage of antiquities and any exploitation of archaeological materials obtained in this manner.
June 7, 2011
Thank you for supporting the preservation of Bolivian archaeological heritage by writing a letter to CPAC!
January 24, 2011
On January 19, 2011 the Federal Register published that the import restrictions on ancient materials outlined in the MoU between US and Italy will be renewed.


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