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2017 Membership Benefits

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New Benefits for 2017

Regular, Student, Retired, and Life members receive digital access to all three SAA journals (American Antiquity, Latin American Antiquity, and Advances in Archaeological Practice). An optional print subscription to American Antiquity or Latin American Antiquity is also included. Subscriptions to a second print journal may be purchased.

Regular, Student, Retired, and Life members receive access to the Cambridge Archives which provides online access to American Antiquity volumes 1-75, Latin American Antiquity volumes 1-21, and Advances in Archaeological Practice volumes 1-4.

All members receive 25 percent off on books published by Cambridge University Press, and a discount of up to 50 percent on subscriptions to certain archaeological journals published by Cambridge.

Discounted JPASS plans through JSTOR. Members can save 50% on a yearly JPASS plan, for personal access to a selection from the JSTOR archive collections. The JSTOR archive collections currently hold 2,000 scholarly journals. With the discount, the fee comes to $99 and includes unlimited reading access and 120 article downloads. Members can purchase JPASS from JSTOR by logging into the Members' Only section of SAAweb and clicking on the 'Purchase discounted JPASS plan through JSTOR' link on the main page. Members must sign-up through the link  posted on SAAweb in order to receive the discount.

Additional Benefits


American Antiquity A peer-reviewed, quarterly journal devoted to the archaeology of the New World, method and theory pertinent to the study of New World archaeology, and closely related subjects.

Latin American Antiquity A peer-reviewed, quarterly journal devoted to special reports on archaeology, prehistory, and ethnohistory in Mesoamerica, Central America, and South America, and culturally related areas.

Advances in Archaeological Practice is a peer-reviewed digital journal that seeks to share solutions in the broad practice of archaeology.

The SAA Archaeological Record A four-color magazine issued five times a year encompassing SAA business, commentary, news, regular columns, software reviews, job listings, opinions, and articles.

The SAA Press Receive discounts on the latest publications from The SAA Press, the publishing arm of the Society for American Archaeology.

Government Affairs and International Government Affairs Updates Interested in receiving the latest archaeopolitical news from Washington, D.C. and the world? Members can sign up to receive SAA's monthly Government Affairs and International Government Affairs Update by sending an e-mail to gov_affairs@saa.org.

Current Research Online (CRO) brings greater awareness of the current field, lab, and collections work being conducted by archaeologists around the world in a timely, clear, and concise manner that is accessible to archaeologists and the public through the SAA web portal. CRO aims to become a comprehensive online, database-driven search application for global archaeological research. Updated semi-annually, CRO has an attractive, easy to use, and interactive user interface offering professional-quality reporting output. Although  submissions to CRO are a privilege of SAA membership, the resource is open to the public to search.

Other Benefits

Online Seminar Series These free and fee-based online lectures are available to students and archaeologists seeking to enhance their skill sets or knowledge base. Online seminar certified by RPA are eligible for RPA Continuing Professional Education credits. The Knowledge Series is part of the Online Seminar Series and an exclusive member benefit. It consists of free one-hour, online lectures by prominent archaeologists and individuals from related fields. Lectures are archived on the Members' Only section of SAAweb for those who cannot join live.

Interest Groups Connect and exhcange ideas with other members of the Society by joining one or more of SAA's Interest Groups. Among other activities, interest groups may: sponsor symposia, forums, workshops, or special events at the annual meeting; contribute articles to the The SAA Archaeological Record; and propose position and policy statements for consideration by the Executive Board.

Connect with your Colleagues Current members can access the online membership directory.  Search for up-to-date contact information about any member and stay connected with others in your field.

Annual Meeting Discounted registration to SAA's yearly conference which attracts more than 3,000 archaeologists and includes the presentation of some 1,800 scholarly papers and posters, along with a variety of workshops, short courses, public sessions, exhibits, and special events.

Principles of Archaeological Ethics Adopted in April 1996, the Principles of Archaeological Ethics are an interconnected set of values consulted by archaeologists to assist in fulfilling the complex and ethical responsibilities of the discipline.

Awards and Scholarship Programs The SAA annual awards program recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of professional and avocational archaeologists in numerous areas of achievement, including cultural resource management, lithic studies, public service, and interdisciplinary research.

SAA Career Center Job seekers can post their resumes, browse jobs, and create automatic email notifications for new jobs that match their criteria. Employers can post job openings to the Career Center jobs board. Job announcements may also be made in The SAA Archaeological Record.


Above all, SAA membership offers you the chance to be a part of the ever-evolving dialogue shaping the future of archaeological endeavor!



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