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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

Exploring the Early Bronze Age in Jordan: A Report on Recent Excavations at Khirbat Iskandar
Jesse Long, Lubbock Christian University
Dean, College of Biblical Studies and Behavioral Sciences; Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Archaeology
Thursday February 12, 2015, 5:35 pm, MCOM 0359

Alison Futrell, Associate Professor of History, University of Arizona
Thursday March 5, 2015, 5:35 pm, MCOM 00067

After the Collapse: Crete in the Early Iron Age
Leslie Day, Emeritus Professor of Classics, Wabash College
Thursday April 21, 2015, 5:35 pm, TBA