8 January 2015 Start
11 January 2015 End
USA Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130) / New Orleans Marriott Hotel (555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130).


AIA: 116th Joint Annual Meeting

January 8-11, 2015

The 2015 AIA & SCS Joint Annual Meeting will be held in New Orleans, LA from January 8-11.

AIA Program highlights include “Great Discoveries in Archaeology: New Insights on Human Evolution from Dmanisi, Georgia, “a colloquium focusing on how evidence from the Lower Paleolithic site has changed our understanding of how human ancestors migrated out of the African continent. In another presentation titled “Medieval Ceramics and Three-Dimensional Models: A Case Study from the Nemea Stadium, Greece,” the authors present the ways archaeologists use 3D imaging to strengthen the interactions between scholarly research, heritage and preservation, and community involvement. Additionally, our Bronze Age sessions feature papers exploring major palaces and towns, including Knossos, Mochlos, Gournia, and Pylos.

This year, the AM will debut a conference app that allows attendees to easily create custom schedules from both the AIA and SCS programs.

The AIA and SCS Joint Annual Meeting (AM) brings together professional and vocational archaeologists and classicists from around the world to share the latest developments from the field. This well-attended conference is the largest and oldest established meeting of archaeologists and classical scholars in North America.

The AM has grown tremendously over the past decade not only in attendance, but also in the scope of papers presented, demographic of attendees, and focus on professional development, cultural heritage management, new technologies and other topics of critical importance to the field. Each January more than 3,000 attendees from over 35 countries and nearly every state in the union attend this Joint Annual Meeting, allowing for the exchange of knowledge and ideas between top professionals in the field, post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students, as well as archaeology enthusiasts, ARCHAEOLOGY magazine subscribers, and AIA local society members.