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Archaeological Institute of America

The Archaeological Institute of America is North America's oldest and largest archaeological organization. It educates teachers, students, and enthusiasts through online resources, archaeology fairs, and events. It publishes Archaeology magazine, the award-winning popular magazine covering world archaeology, and the American Journal of Archaeology, one of the most distinguished and widely circulated scholarly archaeological journals. In addition, the AIA sponsors an extraordinary series of over 300 public lectures by the world's leading archaeologists in the organization's local chapters.

On January 10, 2009 the Lubbock AIA Chapter was recognized as an affiliated Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.

The society's current officers are:

Hannah Friedman, Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology, Department of Classical & Modern Languages and Literatures

Vice President:
Brett Houk, Associate Professor of Archaeology, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Christopher Witmore, Associate Professor of Classics, Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures

AIA Lectures: Spring

The Story of the Red Mountain: Memory and Landscape in Hittite Anatolia
Ömür Harmansah, Assistant Professor, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University
Thursday, January 23, 2013, 5:35 pm, Qualia Room, FLB

Identifying Children's Graffiti in Roman Campania
Katherine Huntley, Assistant Professor, History Department, Boise State University
Thursday April 3, 2014, 5:35 pm, ENGPHL 00260

Egypt's Last Royal Pyramids: The Monuments of King Ahmose at Abydos
Stephen Harvey, Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University
Thursday April 10, 2014, 5:35 pm, MCOM 057