AAA Collaborates in Support of Egypt/U.S. Memorandum of Understanding

In collaboration with the American Schools for Oriental Research, the Archaeological Institute of America, and the Society of American Archaeology, AAA President Monica Heller expresses support for the proposed Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and the Arab Republic of Egypt that will be considered by CPAC at its upcoming public meeting on June … Continue reading AAA Collaborates in Support of Egypt/U.S. Memorandum of Understanding

New Volume of the Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association

Read the new volume of Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association on “inalienable wealth” in AnthroSource! “Inalienable possessions,” as conceptualized by Annette Weiner (1985, 1992), are objects imbued with meaning and value based on the social identity of the original and subsequent owners. They maintain attachment to their owner- even when passed to other … Continue reading New Volume of the Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association

National Geographic Channel International Cancels “Nazi War Diggers”

To AAA members: This letter was sent on March 31st, 2014, to the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Channels and National Geographic Channel International to protest a program aired in Europe (with a trailer briefly available on YouTube), by the presidents of six anthropological and archeological associations based in the United States and Europe, including … Continue reading National Geographic Channel International Cancels “Nazi War Diggers”

Dig Wars – Reality TV Show Loots Historical Sites

President Leith Mullings wields her pen once again in request for preservation of historical sites against reality television shows. This year the Travel Channel has a new reality television show “Dig Wars”. President Mullings’ letter gives a detailed overview of the show and suggestions to rethink the show’s direction towards a productive and entertaining piece. … Continue reading Dig Wars – Reality TV Show Loots Historical Sites

New Podcast! Ordinary Anthropologists Doing Extraordinary Things – Matt Piscitelli

Listen to the new podcast in the series Ordinary Anthropologists Doing Extraordinary Things featuring AAA member, Matthew Piscitelli. Matthew has gotten creative with funding his next project. Through my years of work as an archaeologist, I’ve always been amazed whenever I can hold something in my hand that no one has touched in the last … Continue reading New Podcast! Ordinary Anthropologists Doing Extraordinary Things – Matt Piscitelli

The Oxford Bibliographies

Today’s guest blog post is written by AAA member, John L. Jackson, Jr. John is a Richard Perry University Professor of Communication and Anthropology and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies for the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Oxford University Press has created a new and ambitious online project, Oxford Bibliographies, which … Continue reading The Oxford Bibliographies