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.
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Respect and Protect: fulfilling the obligation to safeguard cultural property in the military context
Aimed at the archaeological, wider academic and interested lay communities, this day conference will be a chance to hear from those directly involved in this field and discuss the issues and challenges faced. https://www.sal.org.uk/events/2019/11/respect-and-protect/
[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_APR 2019
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
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