Archaeological Institute of America - Milwaukee Chapter
The new, 2012-2013 lecture season begins on September 30, and as usual we have an excellent group of speakers from around the country speaking on fascinating archaeological topics from around the world! This year's lecture topics include such varied fare as:
- Napoleon's Expedition to Egypt
- Archaeology at the Sumerian Site of Girsu in Iraq
- Vietnamese Archaeology
- Architecture and the Sacred Landscape of Pisanay, Peru
- Horses and Charioteers of the Roman Circus
- The People of Pompeii
- Maya Sacred Caves
Saturday, October 20, 2012 was the second annual National Archaeology Day. The Milwaukee Society was thrilled to join with 107 other North American AIA local societies and many other archaeological organizations, to celebrate this event. The Milwaukee Society and its sister societies presented a variety of activities all over the country to engage local communities in the excitement of archaeology. Here in Milwaukee had an open house at UWM's Archaeology Lab where archaeologists showed what their excavations have to tell us about the diet of the peoples who lived there. See Archaeology Day 2012 for more details on our local celebration and http://www.archaeological.org/NAD for other events around the country. Save the Date!
Save the dates of March 1 & 2, 2013 for the Fourth Annual Milwaukee Archaeology Fair, co-sponsored with the Milwaukee Public Museum and held at the MPM between 10 am and 3 pm both days. As always there will be an exciting array of hands-on demonstrations and displays to help bring the world of archaeology alive for children, families and teachers. For more information visit the Archaeology Fair or see the MPM's website for information on arranging a fieldtrip: http://www.mpm.edu/education/fieldtrips/
If you are not already a member of the AIA, please consider joining. As a member of this organization you join over 200,000 members world-wide and 108 local societies in the US, Canada and Europe, to support archaeology internationally, and right here in your Milwaukee local society. Members of the AIA-Milwaukee Society actively participate through their membership dues which help to bring recognized experts from a variety of archaeological specialties here to speak about their discoveries and ideas. In addition, a portion of your national dues is rebated to the Milwaukee Society to help us sponsor local programs to supplement the speakers from the national lecture program. The more members we have, the more we can afford to do. It's as simple as that. Your membership contributions and participation have a very significant impact on the lecture programming we bring to you, and we could not do this without your support and involvement
Besides helping to support the AIA and its international programs, members of AIA receive special benefits. These include subscriptions to AIA's popular, colorful and informative Archaeology Magazine, and to our national and local Newsletters, as well as discounts on admission or merchandise at many museums around the country, including the Milwaukee Public Museum. Members also receive discounts on other AIA publications, on registration for the Annual Meeting, and on AIA Tours. AIA student members are eligible to compete for fieldwork scholarships and research fellowships. This is only a partial list of benefits available to our members.
You may join the Archaeological Institute of America online via their website (be sure to note that you wish to be a member of the Milwaukee Society, society code 532) or if you prefer, you may print the membership form and mail it to the Boston office at 656 Beacon Street, 6th floor, Boston, MA 02215 together with your check made out to the Archaeological Institute of America. All memberships include a subscription to Archaeology Magazine. You may also choose a discounted print or online subscription to the American Journal of Archaeology (scholarly) with your membership. Be sure to use Promo Code "Society" to receive a NEW member discount for your first year. And note that K-12 educators, active duty military, and students with appropriate ID receive 50 percent off basic membership rates. Two-year memberships are also discounted
If you would like to subscribe to our e-mail notification list only please send your name and email address and request to join the e-mail list to. You will receive notices of all Milwaukee lectures, but no other membership benefits. I look forward to seeing you at our lectures this year.
If you would like to subscribe to our e-mail notification list only please send your name and email address and request to join the e-mail list to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive notices of all Milwaukee lectures, but no other membership benefits. I look forward to seeing you at our lectures this year.
Jane Waldbaum, President