Arts, Culture, and Humanities

American Archaeology Abroad Inc.

  • State College, PA
  • www.americanarchaeologyabroad.org

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Mission Statement

American Archaeology Abroad is a U.S. 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed to advance archaeological and historical knowledge and to educate the public about the past and how it is studied. We pursue these goals through engaging in archaeological and historical research and excavation, sponsoring student scholarships, and including students and public volunteers in our lecture and research programs.

Main Programs

  1. Archaeological Research
  2. Student Scholarship for Excavation Abroad
  3. Lecture Sponsorship
Service Areas

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International

Based in central Pennsylvania, we offer our lecture series for those in the general area. Our archaeological programing is oriented toward the international community to participate in American sponsored archaeological excavations.

ruling year

2010

Principal Officer since 2010

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Matthew J. Adams

Keywords

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archaeology, education, cultural heritage, history, cultural resource management

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EIN

27-3527655

 Number

3518142613

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (A12)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

Archaeological Research

In cooperation with its board and members, American Archaeology Abroad participates in archaeological research abroad. Research and excavation are carried out by credentialed members who have active legal projects in foreign countries. Teams consist of American volunteers from the general public and college students, and are often conducted in collaboration with representatives of the country in which the work is carried out. Our on-site programming includes educating public and student volunteers about archaeology and the ancient human past through hands-on experience. Volunteers and students work side by side with professional archaeologists, attend regular instructional sessions and topical lectures, and participate in every aspect of the excavation. Additionally, volunteers have the opportunity to visit other archaeological sites on tours. Our goals for these programs are three-fold:    1) Advance scientific knowledge of the ancient past     2) Educate the public both about the past and about how archaeologists and historians study the it     3) Train not only the future generation of American archaeologists but also the general public in scientific pursuits of the ancient past

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$40,000.00

Program 2

Student Scholarship for Excavation Abroad

American Archaeology Abroad holds an annual competition for scholarships for undergraduate students to attend archaeological excavations abroad. Current funding allows for one award of $1500 per year, but we intend to develop this program in future years to accommodate additional students. The goals for this program are as follows:
    1) Support education in archaeology
    2) Forge new relationships with archaeological expeditions by sponsoring students
    3) Support and promote archaeology and public education outside of our organization

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$1,500.00

Program 3

Lecture Sponsorship

American Archaeology Abroad allocates funds to sponsor public lectures of an archaeological and historical nature in collaboration with local and national organizations. We collaborate with local organizations to sponsor lectures and other public events. We often seek out organizations which would not normally consider archaeology and ancient history within their purview. Such collaborations expose archaeology and ancient history to a community that normally would not seek it out, broadens the exposure of our organization, and opens our own membership to new disciplines and ideas. Our goals for these programs are as follows:     1) Promote public education on archaeology and ancient history     2) Collaborate with local organizations to further the goals of both organizations     3) Bring archaeology and ancient history to the public by collaborating with non-archaeological organizations 
    4) Gain exposure for our organization, its programming, and its mission

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$2,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Based in central Pennsylvania, we offer our lecture series for those in the general area. Our archaeological programing is oriented toward the international community to participate in American sponsored archaeological excavations.

Funding Needs

American Archaeology Abroad is made possible by volunteers and contributors who donate their time and money in support of cutting-edge historical and archaeological research and discovery, providing undergraduate students with opportunities to seek out their vocation by volunteering abroad, and promoting public education about the ancient world. Private tax-deductible contributions are our primary source of support. Regular contributions determine the scope of our annual projects.

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AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY ABROAD INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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American Archaeology Abroad Inc.

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Principal Officer

Matthew J. Adams

BIO

PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of History, 2007
MA, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of History, 2003
BA, University of California, Los Angeles, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, 2001

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Matthew J. Adams

Bucknell University

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