About Us

The AIA is North America’s largest and oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to archaeology. The Institute advances awareness, education, fieldwork, preservation, publication, and research of archaeological sites and cultural heritage throughout the world. The Los Angeles Chapter is an independent organization created and managed by AIA members to advance the Institute’s mission of promoting public understanding and appreciation of archaeology and our shared humanity within local communities.

The Los Angeles Society was chartered in 1903…

We plan and organize events of general interest relating to archaeology in and around Los Angeles Area (from Santa Barbara to Orange County and Riverside). Activities include conferences, lectures, field trips, local tours, symposia, film festivals, study groups and much more!

The latest BYLAWS of the Los Angeles Society to the Archaeological Institute of America are now online! Click here to download.


1997 Outstanding Local Society Prize winner.

We participate in and promote the AIA’s national and international initiatives like the annual lecture program and International Archaeology Day celebrations.

We offer field school scholarships to local students.

Meet our board members!

Let’s build something together.