WELCOME TO THE DENVER SOCIETY OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA
The Archaeological Institute of America promotes a vivid and informed public interest in the cultures and civilizations of the past, supports archaeological research, fosters the sound professional practice of archaeology, advocates the preservation of the world’s archaeological heritage, and represents the discipline in the wider world.
Denver Society Board Members
- President: Erik DeMarche, MA
- Vice President, Webmaster & Communications: Aaron Theis, MA
- Treasurer: Anne Black & Pat Cockerill
- Secretary/Membership Secretary: Melissa Logan, MA
- Transportation: Anne Black
- AIA Liaison & Member-at-Large: Dennis Murphy
- Member-at-Large: Dr. M. Dores Cruz
- Emeritus Advisor: Jim Jansson
Denver Society History
The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is North America’s oldest and largest organization devoted to the world of archaeology. The Institute is a nonprofit group founded in 1879 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1906. The Denver society was organized in 1903 and incorporated in 1904. Today, the AIA has nearly 210,000 Members and more than 100 Local Societies in the United States, Canada, and overseas. Our members include professional archaeologists, corresponding members, students, and enthusiasts, all united by a shared passion for archaeology and its role in furthering human knowledge. For information about our national Institute, please go to the national web site: www.archaeological.org. To learn more about the history of the Denver Society, click on the button below.