The AIA Puget Sound Society is an affiliated society of the Archaeological Institute of America, North America's oldest and largest organization devoted to promoting archaeological inquiry and preserving the world's archaeological resources. Established in 1956 as the AIA Seattle Society, the Puget Sound Society serves both professional archaeologists and interested members of the Puget Sound area public. In cooperation with the Departments of Classics at the University of Washington and the University of Puget Sound, the Puget Sound Society co-sponsors an annual lecture series that introduces audiences to the latest archaeological research and discoveries. Lectures, which are free and open to the public, are supported in part by the annual dues paid by Puget Sound Society members. To join the Puget Sound Society, or to learn more about the benefits of AIA membership, click here.

Upcoming lectures

Click on the talk title or the photo for a PDF of the lecture poster, if one is available

Friday, October 25 2019

7:30pm, University of Washington, Communications 120

Elizabeth M. Greene, University of Western Ontario

Saturday, February 1 2020

2pm, University of Puget Sound, TBA

Tom Brogan, Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete (INSTAP SCEC)

"An Archaeology of the Bronze Age Senses: the tastes, smells and colors of new finds from east Cretan excavations"

For the full schedule of lectures this academic year, see our Schedule of Lectures

Puget Sound Society officers

Aislin Melchior, President (amelchior@ups.edu)

Sarah Levin-Richardson, Vice-President (sarahlr@uw.edu)

Randall Souza, Secretary (souzara@seattleu.edu)

Laura Matz, Treasurer (lmatz@aol.com)

For more information about this society and about the Archaeological Institute of America, see our collection of Information and Resources

Temple at Assos: Archaeology/Mark Rose

AIA Puget Sound on Facebook


Department of Classics, University of Washington

262 Denny Hall, Box 353110

Seattle, WA 98195-3110

Phone: (206) 543-2266 | Fax: (206) 543-2267


Questions? Comments? Please direct your inquiries to aiapugetsound@gmail.com