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Public Access to Archaeology Archive Coming Soon

Sep. 19, 2013

by Joel Elowsky

We thought our readers, especially those interested in archaeological research, would be interested in the following announcement from the Archaeological Institute of America:

The AIA Archives Project, generously supported by the Leon Levy Foundation, aims to make 135 years of AIA history available to all. Since its founding in the late 19th century, the AIA has been present to record, observe, and influence the development of archaeology from a new area of study into an academic discipline. Within its archives are materials from past officers, governing board and committee members, and staff of the Institute, along with records of the American Journal of Archaeology and ARCHAEOLOGY magazine. President Elizabeth Bartman applauds the grant: “The Leon Levy Foundation's generous support will facilitate not only an understanding of our institutional past but also of what was, at the time of the AIA's founding in 1879, a new discipline of study. At its heart, a study of the AIA is an exploration of intellectual history.” The press release following this link has more information.