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The Archaeological Institute of America was founded in Boston in 1879. Since its beginning the Institute has functioned both as a professional organization for archaeologists and as a membership organization with a majority of lay members. We now have over 8,500 members organized into a network of 105 Societies and more than 5000 donors who are not members. Since 1948 the AIA has published the highly-regarded bimonthly popular magazine Archaeology with a readership of more than 700,000 and the acclaimed scholarly publication the American Journal of Archaeology. The AIA is an educational organization offering financial support to scholars, an Annual Meeting for the exchange of ideas an information, and a wide ranging public education program for inquiring minds of all ages. See our website www.archaeological.org for more information.