Archaeological Institute of America
East Tennessee Society
The East Tennessee Society was founded in 1973 as our local chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America. Our organization promotes the knowledge and study of, as well as interest in, archaeology and related subjects, and furthers the aims and programs of the Archaeological Institute of America.
The AIA website and folder provide information on our national organization as well as membership forms. It also includes a list of local societies and their lectures, as well as news about archaeological discoveries worldwide.
We are a unique organization in that we include professional archaeologists as well as students and non-professionals. Everyone with a passion for archaeology is welcome to join. Membership is crucial for us to maintain a presence in East Tennessee and continue to spread information about archaeology through lectures and other events.
Annual membership is $40 for students, K-12 educators, and active military personnel, and $70 for regular members. Membership includes a subscription to AIA's award-winning Archaeology magazine.
When joining, please be sure to mark "450-East Tennessee Society" as your local chapter.
- David Anderson
Department of Anthropology
- Erin Darby
Department of Religious Studies
- Jefferson Chapman
Director, McClung Museum
- James Deaderick
- J.P. Dessel
Department of History
- Boyce Driskell
Director, Archaeological Research Lab
Lectures & Events
All lectures are illustrated, and all are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. They are held at 7:30 pm in the auditorium of the Frank H. McClung Museum, unless otherwise scheduled. A reception will follow each.