Announcements

The  Announcements page lists various types of news about AIA and CHAMP member activities, job announcements, interagency and international agreements, warnings about endangered cultural property, and high-priority news.  Memoranda of Agreements between the AIA, Committees of the Blue Shield, UNESCO, and other organizations with other countries and with each other to protect cultural property will be listed here, as will no-target lists, and mention of sites and property in immediate danger.

Members may post on the website using the forms linked from the Announcements (Urgent News, Member Blogs and Job Announcements) and Events sections. The direct links are below. Submissions will be reviewed before being made public, you will automatically receive an email when published.

To submit a post (announcement or blog), go to:
www.aiamilitarypanel.org/usp_form/submit-post

Submit an event: www.aiamilitarypanel.org/usp_form/submit-event


[ShovelBums] Excavation Supervisor Iraqi Kurdistan, transport/room/board covered (no salary), June-early July 2019

I once was a field director of a project in the Peten of Guatemala with Vanderbilt for a salary of one beer a month, but my travel expenses were not covered. Though they did transport my ’78 Suzuki GS400 back to Antigua for me at the end of the season after if broke down in… Read More

CHAMP Newsletter, April 2019

CHAMP Newsletter_APR 2019

Stigler Lecture on Conflict Damage to Cultural Heritage Sites in Syria, Iraq and Libya, March 14

The Department of Anthropology at the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences will present a lecture, “Analyzing Conflict Damage to Cultural Heritage from Above: Results from the ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives in Syria, Iraq, and Libya,” by Susan Penacho at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, as part of the Robert L. Stigler Lecture in Anthropology and Archaeology series. Link https://news.uark.edu/articles/46365/stigler-lecture-on-conflict-damage-to-cultural-heritage-sites-in-syria-iraq-and-libya-march-14

FBI Call for Help About Looted Artifacts

On 27 Feb 2019, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a public statement about an investigation into Don Miller, a collector who acquired 42,000 artifacts from around the world and was accused of looting or buying illegal antiquities, as well as skeletons from about 500 Native American individuals. In 2014, with Miller’s cooperation,… Read More

Cultural Heritage Workshop at AIA Annual Meeting, JAN 2019, San Diego, CA

2019 AIA ANNUAL MEETING San Diego, California Saturday, 5 JAN TITLE: Current Events and Heritage Protection: Efforts to Protect Culture at Risk MODERATOR: Brian I. Daniels, University of Pennsylvania Museum SPEAKERS: Dr. C. Brian Rose, University Museum of Pennsylvania; Dr. Sarah Parcak, University of Alabama; Dr. Laurie Rush, US Army Cultural Heritage Manager; Dr. Elizabeth… Read More