APAA seeks to develop a broad awareness and appreciation for Afghanistan's archaeological heritage, for the purpose of preserving cultural treasures to enhance national cultural identity as well as for the educational and financial benefit of current and future generations.

Working with archaeologists, experts and the Afghan community, we develop advocacy campaigns for lost or stolen objects as well as neglected and endangered sites. We provide assistance in the professional training of future Afghan archaeologists within the framework of scientific research. We publish archaeological research results and create publications for the general public and children, give lectures, organize conferences and cultural events. 

Through APAA, Dr.Tarzi is influencing the education of younger generations while bringing awareness to all. This is done through scientific research and training, excavations and restoration of objects, conferences and the publishing of scientific books while providing education programs and tools in Afghanistan to future archaeologists so they may in turn become self reliant and efficient professionals of the trowel and skilled restorers
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Courtesy National Geographic Society

Finally, APAA hopes to motivate future generations to learn about, protect and preserve their unique heritage and further educate themselves and others on the importance and value of archaeological and historical heritages.
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The APAA web site has been created to achieve three goals:

  • Provide a repository of archaeological data and information dedicated to Afghanistan's history and heritage.
  • Deliver educational resources suitable for all ages throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
  • Bring together a community of Afghans from all over the World to share our culture, crafts, and traditions.