Make a Difference

Dear Friends, Recently, we wrote to you about the exciting things that are happening in our organization.  We are polishing off plans for our upcoming series of lectures, family events, and heritage tours – some genuinely exciting events – and we need your help. DONATE NOW We believe that archaeology allows all of our ancestors … More Make a Difference

Visit China and Africa

Our upcoming Heritage Excursion will take you to China and Africa without leaving Houston! On May 3, depart from the University Museum at TSU to visit a Daoist/Buddhist temple. Prof. Jenny Chen from the Confucius Institute will lead a tour of the temple and will help you understand symbology and ritual found in Daoism and … More Visit China and Africa

Two Cultures Meet

China and Africa are separated by oceans, but have met over the centuries through trade and through cultural exchange. This spring’s Heritage Excursion will help illuminate some of the traditions of ritual and respect that are important to both of these cultures. On May 3, we depart by bus from the University Museum at Texas … More Two Cultures Meet

Richard III

On Tuesday, April 21, AIA Houston presents Prof. Sarah Hainsworth in a talk about the ‘rediscovery’ of Richard III. In the weeks before the talk, we share with you information relating to this phenomenal project. One of the fascinating discoveries of the project was the physical evidence from the bones. For over 500 years, detractors … More Richard III

Richard III’s “Rebirth” and Reburial

Richard III Defiled in death, reviled in history…today, reburied with pomp and circumstance. “Parked” for two centuries, the rediscovery of King Richard III, the last English king to die in battle, under a parking lot has generated much interest. This past week has been full of momentous events as Richard finally received a burial fit … More Richard III’s “Rebirth” and Reburial

Weekly Update

If you had been present this past Saturday at “Ancient Encounters Egypt” at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, you would have seen a giant lever being manipulated by many little hands. John Standish, our treasurer, really outdid himself! In the proud tradition of experimental archaeology, John designed and constructed a shadoof to help children … More Weekly Update