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Washington D.C. Society



Upcoming Events

All lectures and events for fall 2020 and spring 2021 will be virtual using Zoom. As always, lectures are free and open to the public, but we ask that you register beforehand.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Kristina Killgrove (UNC-Chapel Hill) will present "Death Comes to Oplontis: Victims of Mt. Vesuvius Reveal Life in 79 AD"

"To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to be ever a child. For what is man's lifetime unless the memory of past events is woven with those of earlier times."

- Cicero, Orator 34.120

The AIA-DC chapter wholeheartedly supports the principles outlined in our national organization's Statement on Archaeology and Social Justice. We share their commitment to listen in order t o increase diversity and reduce discrimination, their commitment to advocacy when issues of cultural heritage intersect with calls for justice and equity, and their commitment to accountability for affecting systemic change across our community.



Welcome to the Archaeological Institute of America Washington D.C. Society. Founded on April 24, 1895, and becoming the tenth local society of the AIA, initial membership included only twenty-two individuals. Today, we have over 200 members and proudly offer a robust annual lecture program and travel fellowships for local DMV students.


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What is archaeology?

Find out what makes the field of archaeology so unique with this informational video by the Archaeological Institute of America.