The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is an international organization of professional archaeologists, students and interested members of the public, all of whom are devoted to furthering archaeological fieldwork and research and bringing the results of that research to the general public by means of publications, lectures, tours, an annual meeting and other activities and events.
The AIA is organized in over 100 local societies throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe, with a central office in Boston. The local societies, of which the Milwaukee Society is one, present annual programs of lectures, fieldtrips, museum visits and other activities to members of the AIA in their area. Lectures are always free and open to the public. Other activities such as field trips to local museums and archaeological sites may have a nominal fee to cover expenses, with a price break for members. Occasional members-only events may be sponsored as well.
AIA sponsors an Annual Meeting for professional and avocational archaeologists and students from around the world to learn about the latest developments from the field, network and socialize. Visit the AIA website to obtain information on the Annual Meeting.
The AIA website also includes information about fieldwork opportunities for students and
Join the AIA and learn more about what it has to offer.