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SAA letter to Discovery Channel regarding treasure-hunting TV show in Spain

December 17, 2012 


SAA letter regarding possible Section 106 violations at Lee Valley Pond project

December 5, 2012 


Import restrictions on Guatemalan archaeological materials extended for five years

September 29, 2012


SAA submits comments for NPS review of Traditional Cultural Properties guidelines

September 21, 2012


President designates Chimney Rock National Monument

September 21, 2012


Import restrictions on archaeological materials from Mali extended for five years

September 19, 2012


NPS Advisory Board Science Committee recommends revision of longstanding resource management plan

August 24, 2012


DOE and BLM release final Solar Energy Development PEIS

July 24, 2012


SAA sends letter regarding destruction of cultural sites in Mali

July 17, 2012


U.S. renews agreement to protect Peruvian archaeological materials

June 7, 2012


Detailed information on proposed cuts to Parks Canada archaeology

June 5, 2012


SAA urges Canadian government to reconsider proposed cuts to Parks Canada archaeology

May 23, 2012


Forest Service releases new National Land Management Planning rule

April 9, 2012


State Department announces April hearing on cultural property agreements with Guatemala, Mali

March 12, 2012


SAA submits testimony for Senate hearing on H.R. 1904, the Oak Flats exchange bill

February 9, 2012


Dr. Joan Gero testifies on behalf of SAA in support of bilateral agreement with Peru

January 18, 2012


SAA submits comments for Army Corps of Engineers regulatory review

January 17, 2012 


SAA opposes renewed effort to weaken Alabama underwater cultural resources law

January 11, 2012 


Dr. Patricia McAnany testifies on behalf of SAA in support of bilateral agreement with Belize

November 16, 2011


SAA sends letter in opposition to Massachusetts bill that would weaken protection for cultural resources

November 10, 2011


SAA testimony in support of H.R. 2621, the Chimney Rock National Monument Establishment Act

November 3, 2011


SAA, preservation groups send letter to House in opposition to Oak Flats land exchange bill

October 24, 2011


SAA responds to Florida Governor Scott's remarks regarding education in anthropology

October 14, 2011  


SAA expresses concern about proposed layoffs at the New York State Museum

July 7, 2011 


SAA comments on Utah Antiquities Office firings

June 27, 2011


SAA submits comments on ACHP Section 106 regulatory review

June 23, 2011


SAA comments on new Apache Leap legislation

June 14, 2011


SAA submits comments on NPS Information Collection Request

May 31, 2011


SAA submits comments on U.S. Forest Service's proposed land management planning rule

May 16, 2011


SAA sends letter in opposition to proposed change in Alabama underwater cultural resources law

April 25, 2011


SAA submits comments on Bureau of Land Management's draft Solar Energy PEIS

April 13, 2011


SAA and other archaeological and cultural resource protection groups urge international authorities to provide greater protection for threatened Egyptian artifacts.

March 22, 2011


SAA comments on NPS draft Nationwide Programmatic Agreement (PDF)

December 14, 2007


SAA comments on latest draft of ACHP "Policy Statement Regarding Treatment of Burial Sites, Human Remains and Funerary Objects" (PDF)
January 26, 2007


Dr. Cook Testimony Before Cultural Property Advisory Committee (PDF)
February 1, 2007


SAA Comments on Preserve America Summit Reports (PDF)
January 17, 2007


U.S. begins process for nominating areas to World Heritage List
October 18, 2006


House Committee Passes Legislation Amending National Historic Preservation Act (PDF)
July 26, 2006


SAA Comments on ACHP Draft Burial Policy (PDF)
June 26, 2006


Experts Sought for Preserve America Summit (PDF)
May 31, 2006


SAA letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (PDF)
May 18, 2006


ACHP Requests Comment Draft Revised Burial Policy
Apr 19, 2006


SAA Letter in Opposition to Utah Legislation (PDF)
Feb 2, 2006


SAA Comments on Development of Regulations for the Disposition of Unclaimed Cultural Items Under NAGPRA (PDF)
Nov 30, 2005


SAA Comments on ACHP Task Force on Archaeology's Working Principles for Revision of the 1988 Human Remains Policy (PDF)
Nov 2, 2005


SAA NAGPRA Hearing Testimony (PDF)
July 28, 2005


Update on the ACHP Task Force on Archaeology (PDF)
July 20, 2005


SAA's NHPA Amendments Testimony (PDF)
April 20, 2005


NHPA Amendments Alert
April 20, 2005


Bruhns and Amaroli Testimony Before the Cultural Property Advisory Committee (PDF)
December 2, 2004


Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (INAH) Background on Teotihuacan Project (PowerPoint)
Text of Teotihuacan Project en Español
November 15, 2004


Drennan testimony before the Cultural Property Advisory Committee
September 9, 2004


SAA Response to AIRFA Hearing Testimony (PDF)
July 30, 2004


SAA testimony at Senate AIRFA hearing (PDF)
July 14, 2004


SAA letter to ACHP archaeology task force (PDF)
July 9, 2004


Ninth Circuit Declines Appeal on Kennewick Decision
April 19, 2004


The Society for American Archaeology adopts formal standards for use in ARPA cases
December 22, 2003


Supreme Court Upholds Monuments Designations
October 7, 2003


SAA Testimony on Competitive Sourcing
July 24, 2003


Letter to the President on Iraq
April 16, 2003


SAA letter to the Chancellor of the University of Nebraska
March 27, 2003


Department of Defense response to SAA letter
March 18, 2003


SAA letter to Secretary of Defense on protection of antiquities in Iraq
February 27, 2003


SAA testimony on Native American Sacred Lands Act
September 25, 2002


SAA testimony on Martin's Cove Land Transfer Act
May 4, 2002


SAA testimony before U.S. Cultural Property Advisory Committee
April 15, 2002


SAA Comments to U.S. Sentencing Commission in support of proposed amendments to Sentencing Guidelines to protect cultural heritage resources
January 31, 2002


SAA Delivers Testimony before Department of State Cultural Property Advisory Committee Supporting Import Restrictions on Honduran Pre-Columbian Archaeological Material
January 25, 2002


SAA Delivers Testimony before Department of State Cultural Property Advisory Committee Supporting Extending Import Restrictions on Canadian Archaeological and Ethnographic Material (PDF)


SAA Delivers Testimony before Department of State Cultural Property Advisory Committee Supporting Extending Import Restrictions on Peruvian Archaeological and Ethnographic Material (PDF)


SAA Comments to U.S. State Department regarding Peruvian Government's Request to Extend Current Import Restrictions on Peruvian Archaeological and Ethnographic Material (PDF)


Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education Under Attack


Letter from the SAA president to the Smithsonian Institution regarding advertising the sale of antiquities in The Smithsonian Magazine (PDF)


Letter from the SAA president to Amazon.com regarding the sale of archaeological materials


SAA testifies before Senate Indian Affairs Committee on NAGPRA oversight. Click here to read the oversight hearing (PDF)


SAA comments on the Bureau of Land Management's Draft Planning Guidance (PDF)


SAA Comment Letter to the Senate Finance Committee on S.1696—Cultural Property Procedural Reform Act (PDF)


Goverment affairs Program Status Report


SAA Comment Letter to U.S. Forest Service regarding proposed rule for its Resource Management Plan (PDF)
February 2, 2000

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