The SAA Press
Titles published by the SAA Press are now distributed by the University Press of Colorado. To order online, please visit https://upcolorado.com/university-press-of-colorado/itemlist/tag/SAA%20Press.
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Welcome to The SAA Press! The SAA Press is the official book-publishing unit of the Society for American Archaeology. Its books focus on the discipline and context of archaeological endeavors and help archaeologists in their work, be it in the private sector, government, schools, universities, and museums. The press has two publication series: Current Perspectives provides brief up-to-date overviews of the current state of archaeological knowledge of a geographic region or a theoretical/methodological issue. Archaeology in Action addresses key issues in archaeological research and practice including fieldwork and ethics.
If you would like to submit a proposal, or if you questions about the editorial process, please contact editor Jennifer Birch at
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New in June 2017 and updated in December 2023, the Society for American Archaeology has released a fully revised and updated publication policy and style guide in English and Spanish. The new guide provides updated submission requirements and policies, as well as procedures as they relate to our publishing partner, Cambridge University Press. In the updated guide you will find more robust guidance regarding diversity and inclusivity in language and for citing Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge and various electronic sources (websites, blogs, etc.), updated protocols for certain formatting issues (e.g., references cited styling and including issue numbers for all periodicals), information regarding the requirement to document funding, data availability, and competing interests, and more. The submission and style requirements are effective immediately, so please be sure to carefully review the new guide before you submit a manuscript.
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Please contact the manager, Publications, at email@example.com. You will need to provide the book title, the page number(s) of the material, and a brief description. Note that in most cases, the permission of the original author will also need to be solicited (to be included on the permission request form that will be provided by SAA), and there will be a fee of $15.00 for the first page or significant part thereof, and $10.00 for each additional page or significant part thereof.
To make a request, please submit this form.
Instructors who wish to consider books for course adoption may request examination copies; instructors who have formally adopted books for courses may request desk copies. Books available only in hardcover will be sent in electronic form until/unless they are formally adopted. Paperback editions, when available, will be sent at no charge. Limit 3 per course per semester. Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.