Archaeological Institute of America - Milwaukee Chapter
The new, 2013-2014 lecture season begins on October 6, and as usual we have an excellent group of speakers from around the world speaking on fascinating archaeological topics. This year's lecture topics include such varied fare as:
- Maya Art at Chichèn Itzá
- The Meaning of Eggs in Etruscan Funerary Culture
- Archaeology at Sardis, Turkey
- Maritime Archaeology on the Great Lakes and in Ireland
- Baby Burials in the Agora of Ancient Athens
- Iron Age Archaeology in Croatia
On Saturday, October 19, 2012, from 1-4 p.m. we will celebrate the third annual International Archaeology Day. The Milwaukee Society will hold an open house at UWM's Archaeology Lab where the theme of the day will be "Ancient Games and Puzzles." Learn what games were played by peoples of the past and try your hand at some of them. See Archaeology Day 2013 for more details on our local celebration and http://www.archaeological.org/archaeologyday/events for other events around the world.
Save the dates of March 7 & 8, 2014 for the Fifth 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 click on Archaeology Fair or see the MPM's website for information on arranging a fieldtrip: http://www.mpm.edu/plan-visit/educators/field-trips.
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 110 local societies in the U.S., 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. And note that K-12 educators, active duty military, and students with appropriate ID receive a substantial discount 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 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