Welcome to the News & Events section of the Archaeology for the Public web pages

There are all kinds of things that go on in archaeology: conferences, workshops, special events, and breaking news. Learn about them from these pages.

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News Briefs

Learn about new sites being researched, new exhibits of artifacts, events at archaeological parks, hands-on activities and learning opportunities here.


Recent Archaeology News

Links to recent news stories about archaeology from the international print and television media.

Press Releases

Provided by the SAA Media Committee, read the latest news from the Society for American Archaeology.


Worldwide, national, and regional conferences on archaeology, park interpretation, museums, and education are listed here.


Want to learn about archaeology first-hand? Look here for information on workshops for teachers, students, and the general public. Included is information on the national Project Archaeology workshops.

Field/Lab Opportunities

Have you always dreamed about participating in a dig, or working in an archaeology lab mending an ancient pot? Look here for opportunities to get your hands dirty in archaeology.

Archaeology Weeks/Months

Many states now promote an Archaeology Week or Month, offering a wide variety of activities for the public, special events, tours, workshops, and posters. Look here for information on the Archaeology Month in your state.


A number of awards are given by SAA and other agencies honoring the work of those involved in archaeology education, avocational archaeology, resource protection, and media coverage. Look here for information on these awards.

A&PE Archives

Before Archaeology for the Public was created, the SAA Public Education Committee sponsored, first, a print newsletter called Archaeology & Public Education, and later, an electronic version of the newsletter. Information in the newsletter covered news, events, web sites, and other timely items, as well as lesson plans and educational information for those using archaeology in teaching. Look here to access the archived back issues.


Updated 01/21/2010