The Greek Kiln

Educating members, local schools, and local artists in the techniques, making, and firing of Greek style pottery

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The Greek Kiln

Educating members, local schools, and local artists in the techniques, making, and firing of Greek style pottery

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The Roman Spectacle

A Roman gladiatorial spectacle of magnificent proportions

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International Archaeology Day

Providing the chance to indulge your inner Indiana Jones

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The Roman Spectacle

A Roman gladiatorial spectacle of magnificent proportions

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Outreach Projects

Founded in 1976, for almost four decades the Tucson Society of the Archaeological Institute of America has promoted the study of the ancient world with an active program of lectures and outreach.

Every year, we provide thousands of southern Arizonans with access to cutting-edge research on the peoples and places of antiquity and host community events which draw hundreds of attendees and garner local and national media coverage. For some of our projects—such as the Greek kiln and the Roman Snacktacle—we have received grants from the AIA, while others have been the result of a lot of hard work by the students and faculty who make up our governing board. We welcome interest from all members of the southern Arizona community, so become a member of the AIA today and join us for our next event!

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and connect with thousands of others who share your passion for archaeology!

Lecture Program

During the academic year, our society offers and co-sponsors a rich program of archaeological lectures. All lectures are free and open to the public.

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Projects

The AIA Tucson Society has regularly organized award-winning outreach projects. Starting in 2004, the Society won the first AIA Local  Society Incentive Grant to build a replica of a Greek kiln. In recent years, the Tucson Society won AIA outreach grants for the Roman Spectacle and the Roman Snacktackle! Please stay tuned for future outreach projects and feel free to join us!

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Connect with the AIA

Interested in bringing the AIA to your school or community? We’re here to help! With experts in everything from the Aegean Bronze Age to Classical Greece to the Roman Empire, the AIA Society of Tucson and Southern Arizona is available put together a specialized program to fit your group’s needs. Get in touch today!

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