The Archaeological Institute of America’s Central Arizona Society is a branch of North America’s oldest and largest organization on archaeology. Founded in 1879, the AIA has over a quarter of a million members in over 100 local societies. The Central Arizona Society is the largest in the southwestern United States and serves the greater Phoenix area.
The mission of the Archaeological Institute of America is to promote “archaeological inquiry and public understanding of the material record of the human past to foster an appreciation of diverse cultures and our shared humanity. The AIA supports archaeologists, their research and its dissemination, and the ethical practice of archaeology. The AIA educates people of all ages about the significance of archaeological discovery and advocates the preservation of the world’s archaeological heritage.” Advancing this premise, the Central Arizona Society is dedicated to encouraging active involvement and interest in the archaeological community both locally and globally.
For more information on the Archaeological Institute of America, please visit http://www.archaeological.org.