Archaeological Institute of America invites you to attend
its annual spring fundraising Gala at Capitale in New York
City on April 25, 2012. This year, the Gala will celebrate
all things Turkish, drawing inspiration from Turkey's rich
archaeological and cultural heritage. The event, which will
be led by mistress of ceremonies Brooke Gladstone of NPR,
will honor Crawford H. Greenewalt, Jr., longtime excavator
at Sardis, with the Bandelier Award for Public Service to
Gala guests will experience a contemporary version of a
Lydian feast using the ingredients available to the
country's ancient people. The evening's auction will make
available unique travel experiences, dazzling jewelry,
authentic handicrafts, and private tours with some of the
world’s leading archaeologists, among many other tempting
items and adventures. When the dinner program winds down,
the after-party will go into full swing with dancing,
authentic music, and a sampling of exotic spirits.
THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (AIA)
Institute of America (AIA) is North America's oldest and
largest organization devoted to the world of archaeology.
The Institute is a nonprofit group founded in 1879 and
chartered by the United States Congress in 1906. Today, the
AIA has nearly 250,000 Members belonging to more than 100
Local Societies in the United States, Canada, and overseas.
The AIA exists to promote archaeological inquiry and public
understanding of the material record of the human past
worldwide. The Institute is committed to preserving the
world's archaeological resources and cultural heritage for
the benefit of people in the present and in the future.
Believing that greater understanding of the past enhances
our shared sense of humanity and enriches our existence, the
AIA seeks to educate people of all ages about the
significance of archaeological discovery.
CRAWFORD H. GREENEWALT, JR.
Professor Crawford H. Greenewalt, Jr., will be honored with
the AIA’s Bandelier Award for Public Service to Archaeology
for exemplary work at Sardis (Turkey), capital of ancient
Lydia and the home of King Croesus. He served as the field
director for the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis for 30
years (1977–2007) and as a member of the project since 1959.
The ancient city of Sardis, located in western Turkey, was
the capital of the Lydian kingdom (seventh to sixth
centuries B.C.E.) and has been explored and studied for more
than 45 years by the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, a
project cosponsored by the Harvard University Art Museums
and Cornell University.
Greenewalt is professor emeritus of classical archaeology at
the University of California, Berkeley. His works include “A
Helmet of the Sixth Century B.C. from Sardis” (with A.M.
Heywood, BASOR 285  1–31), “When a Mighty Empire Was
Destroyed: The Common Man at the Fall of Sardis, ca. 546
B.C.” (PAPS 136  247–71), and “Arms and Weapons at
Sardis in the Mid Sixth Century B.C.” (Arkeoloji ve sanat 79
He received his A.B. from Harvard College in 1959 and his
Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966. In
addition to his fieldwork in Sardis, Greenewalt also
participated in the Gordion Expedition as well as the
University of Ankara Pitane-Candarl and Old Smyrna-Bayrakl
GALA HOST: BROOKE GLADSTONE, CO-HOST AND MANAGING EDITOR
OF NPR’s ON THE MEDIA
Brooke Gladstone is the co-host and managing editor of
public radio’s On the Media, heard weekly by more than a
million people nationwide. She has also served as senior
editor of NPR’s All Things Considered and as a Russia
correspondent for NPR. She’s recipient of two Peabody
Awards, a National Press Club Press Criticism Award, and a
Gracie for outstanding news host among others. In 2011 her
graphic non-fiction media manifesto, The Influencing
Machine, was named one of Publishers Weekly Top 100 of the
year and one of The Atlantic’s Ten Masterpieces of Graphic
For more information about the AIA’s Gala, call 617-353-9361