SAA workshops provide continuing education on a wide range of practical issues relevant to the professional archaeological community.

Thursday, March 30

Go Figure: Submitting Publication-Ready Artwork that Works

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.; 75 maximum; $15 per participant

Instructors: Allyson Carter (University of Arizona Press), Allegra Martschenko (University Press of Colorado), Justin Bracken (University of Utah Press), and Mary Puckett (University Press of Florida)

No one disputes that images and artwork are essential parts of any archaeological publication. One of the more vexing issues in publication preparation are the images. What size? What software? What file type? How big? Black and white or color? Why is line art different from photographs? When is a map not really a map? What are plates, and what are illustrations? What formats can be used? A panel of publishing experts will discuss all of these pesky details and more to help wade through the requirements, explain the essentials, and add new meaning to “garbage in, garbage out.” Time permitting, there will be discussion on permission and fair use in publications.

Proposed Learning Objectives:

  • What file types and sizes are best for submission
  • The difference between photos, maps, and line art
  • How to evaluate an image for reproduction quality and usefulness
  • Understanding the need for color versus black and white
  • When should you host your images on a digital domain?
  • Vector vs. raster
  • Resolution, compression, and the difficulty of upsampling
  • Clarity of data communication (information design à la Edward Tufte)
  • Limitations of reproduction based on the format of the original (e.g., halftones)

Exploring Power Dynamics, Responsibility, and Accountability in Archaeological Practice sponsored by the Meeting Safety Committee

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.; 30 maximum; $10 for Student and International; $20 for all others

Instructor: Jeanne M. Moe, EdD

This two-part workshop was created by the SAA Meeting Safety Committee in collaboration with Futures Without Violence ( to identify, address, and prevent sexual misconduct and bullying in archaeological practice. In Part 1, we examine the role power dynamics play in sexual misconduct and bullying, and learn skills to address and prevent it in the workplace. In Part 2, facilitators will lead attendees through a series of prompted questions to explore power dynamics, responsibility, and accountability that they may encounter in their respective work environments. They will practice implementing the skills acquired in Part 1. Both sessions will include elements of self-care to support participants in discussing and facing these difficult topics in the workshop.

Participants will

  • Identify a variety of forms of power dynamics and harassment, ranging from microaggressions to sexual assault
  • Learn how to safely and effectively intervene when they see harassment happening
  • Generate ideas and skills for improving the safety of their workplaces, research projects, and classrooms

Friday, March 31

Proposal Writing for the Wenner-Gren Foundation sponsored by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.; 100 maximum; $10 per participant

Instructor: Danilyn Rutherford

Join Danilyn Rutherford, the president of Wenner-Gren, for a discussion of the foundation’s programs and some tips on how to succeed in winning a grant.

Proposed Learning Objective:

  • The ability to craft a compelling funding proposal to support research

Saturday, April 1

Section 106 and You: NHPA Section 106 Fundamentals for CRM: sponsored by the Government Affairs Committee. Application pending for RPA continuing education credits.

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; 48 maximum; $25 per participant

Instructors: Julia Prince-Buitenhuys, Kimball Banks, Karen Brunso, Allyson Brooks, J. Signe Snortland, Lee Rains Clauss, and Mariko Falke

This workshop will introduce attendees to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and its implementing regulations, located at 36 CFR 800. Although Section 106 is a two-sentence paragraph, it is arguably the crux of the NHPA as it is the basis of cultural resource management in the United States. The workshop will focus on the fundamentals of Section 106: who are the consulting parties and their roles and responsibilities, consultation, project review for potential effects, eligibility criteria for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places, effects determination, and where archaeologists fit in within the different roles.

Attendees will be able to

  • Understand the basics of what is involved in the consultation and decision-making processes under NHPA Section 106
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the different parties involved
  • Understand what an undertaking is
  • Understand what is required to comply with Section 106
  • Understand how to determine the area of potential effects
  • Understand how to determine if a resource is eligible for or included in the National Register of Historic Places
  • Understand how to evaluate the effects of an undertaking on historic properties




  • May 03, 2022

    Submission System Opens

  • September 08, 2022

    Submission Deadline 3PM EDT

  • November 10, 2022

    Meeting Payment Confirmations Sent

  • November 15, 2022

    Membership Join Deadline for Nonmember Participants

  • December 01, 2022

    Withdrawal Deadline

  • December 06, 2022

    Participation Decision Letters from Program Committee

  • January 30, 2023

    Membership Renewal Deadline for Current Member Participants