Nov 09, 2020
SAA Celebrates 30 Years of NAGPRA
Thirty years ago, NAGPRA transformed our field by laying crucial groundwork for a more ethical approach to archaeology. As part of our obligation to continue to improve the ethical practice of archaeology, the SAA is preparing to update our Statement on the Treatment of Human Remains and is soliciting member input in this process.
Oct 30, 2020
Matching Gift Doubles Donations to Support HUGS Program
SAA past president and 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Meg Conkey has pledged to match gifts to the Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarships (HUGS) program up to $5,000. Donate today and double your donation.
Oct 21, 2020
United States and Chile Sign Historic MOU to Protect Chilean Cultural Patrimony
The SAA strongly supported the creation of the Memorandum of Understanding, and SAA member Dr. César Méndez testified in favor of the proposal.
Oct 13, 2020
SAA Endorses H.R. 8224, the New Philadelphia (IL) Historical Park Act
SAA endorses bill to create an important African American national historic park at New Philadelphia, Illinois.
Oct 05, 2020
Get Out The Vote!
Election Day in the United States is rapidly approaching. Please take a few minutes to make sure that you are able to vote this year.
Sep 25, 2020
SAA Protests the Bureau of Land Management Moving Forward in Chaco Culture Region
In a letter to the Bureau of Land Management, the SAA expressed its opposition to the BLM moving forward with a new Resource Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement for the sale of oil and gas extraction leases in the Mancos Shale area in the Chaco Culture region.
Aug 14, 2020
Demystifying CRM Careers
Join us on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 1-3 PM Eastern Time for a free virtual panel discussion for students or early career professionals.
Jul 21, 2020
Call for Nominations for SAA Leadership Positions
The 2021 SAA Nominating Committee invites the names of candidates for the January 2021 election ballot. Deadline for nominations is July 31, 2020.
Jul 15, 2020
Update on Proposed Changes to NEPA
SAA is aware of the president's statement announcing the administration's intent to publish dramatic changes to the regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act. Our full statement concerning the revised guidelines is now online.
Jul 14, 2020
2019 JCR Impact Factors Underscore Strength of SAA Journals American Antiquity and Latin American Antiquity
American Antiquity’s journal Impact Factor trended up in 2019 while Latin American Antiquity maintained its solid standing.
Jul 01, 2020
Statement and Commitments from SAA Editors to Change the Underrepresentation of Black, Indigenous, and Other Scholars from Diverse Backgrounds in Our Publications
The editors of the four SAA publications—American Antiquity, Latin American Antiquity, Advances in Archaeological Practice, and The SAA Archaeological Record—and the editors of The SAA Press are committed to changing the underrepresentation of Black and Indigenous scholars and other groups in our publications.
Jun 24, 2020
Statement Concerning CalNAGPRA
Jun 08, 2020
Call for Editor, Advances in Archaeological Practice
The SAA invites applications for the editorship of Advances in Archaeological Practice—the most recently established journal published by the Society, currently in its 8th volume.
Jun 02, 2020
SAA Calls on Archaeologists to Confront Racial Injustice
Archaeologists have a crucial part to play in dismantling institutions of oppression, in our own field and in society as a whole.
May 15, 2020
SAA Archaeological Ethics Survey Closes June 5
The deadline for the survey to collect membership feedback on existing ethical principles has been extended to June 5. In lieu of the forum that was planned for 85th Annual Meeting in Austin, please take a moment to view videos from the panelists speaking to a range of topics and issues.
May 12, 2020
Debra Martin Appointed Editor of American Antiquity
SAA is pleased to announce that Dr. Debra L. Martin has been appointed as the new editor of the SAA journal American Antiquity, the premier journal of North American archaeology.
May 07, 2020
SAA 2020 Online Archaeology Week Round-Up
Due to the cancellation of SAA’s Austin Public Archaeology Day, we celebrated public archaeology online the week of April 27-May 3! SAA social media accounts posted videos and resources on archaeology in Texas and elsewhere.
Apr 29, 2020
SAA Professional Standards for ARPA Value Determination (2003)
In order to assist archaeologists who are performing archaeological damage assessments in ARPA cases, the SAA Task Force on Archaeological Law Enforcement developed the following professional standards for the determination of archaeological value. The SAA Board strongly endorses these standards and encourages their use by professional archaeologists.
Apr 24, 2020
SAA Announces 2020 Award Recipients
SAA is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2020 awards. The Society for American Archaeology Awards recognize and honor knowledge and professional achievements at all career levels--from student and early career archaeologists to those who have made lasting contributions to the Society and the profession.
Apr 22, 2020
Take the SAA Archaeological Ethics Survey
Your feedback is essential to our growth and improvement as an organization, and to our field. The SAA Archaeological Ethics Survey is open to SAA members, former members, and non-members. The survey closes May 15.