The Society for American Archaeology is an international organization recognized as a leading voice in support of archaeology. SAA is the go-to resource for archaeology and archaeological issues. Our leadership is comprised of highly trained and experienced archaeologists. and our members are on the forefront of cutting edge research.
Archaeology captures the public's imagination, uncovers common origins, and helps us understand our shared past. TV shows, movies, books, and articles about archaeology and archaeologists are a constant hit in mainstream media. SAA is committed to helping the media and entertainment industries portray archaeology responsibly and factually. We invite inquiries from the media about the exciting research and work being done by SAA archaeologists, the practice of archaeology, and about issues related to policy that affect archaeology.
Jun 10, 2022
Joint Statement on Indian Residential School Denialism
Joint Statement on Indian Residential School Denialism by the Canadian Archaeological Association, the SAA, the Canadian Association for Biological Anthropology, and the Canadian Permafrost Association.
May 10, 2022
87th Annual Meeting Ombuds Report Now Available
May 05, 2022
The SAA Releases Acknowledgment of Harms
May 03, 2022
Call for Submissions for the 88th Annual Meeting is Now Open!
The submissions portal for the SAA 88th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, March 29 - April 2, 2023, is now open and available online.
Apr 22, 2022
The SAA Releases Statement on Climate Change and Cultural Heritage
In response to the need to protect the archaeological record from the effects of climate change, the SAA’s Committee on Climate Change Strategies and Archaeological Resources has released the “SAA Statement on Climate Change and Cultural Heritage.”
Apr 13, 2022
SAA Issues Statements on Actions by Montpelier Foundation Board of Directors
The SAA has issued statements on the recent actions by the Board of Directors of the Montpelier Foundation.
Apr 02, 2022
Congratulations to the 2022 SAA Award and Scholarship Recipients
The SAA awards, fellowships, and scholarships were bestowed on April 1, 2022, at the SAA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Congratulations to all the recipients.
Mar 15, 2022
SAA 2022 Public Archaeology Day
Join SAA for a celebration of archaeology in Chicago and elsewhere! Public Archaeology Day will include a self-guided walking tour and virtual activities and talks.
Mar 04, 2022
SAA Joins as Signatory on USCBS, AIA Statement in Support of Ukraine
SAA joins USCBS, AIA, and other cultural heritage organizations committed to the protection of global heritage in support of Ukraine and to condemn the loss of human life that has been inflicted in the conflict in Ukraine. Read the full statement and list of signatories.
Mar 03, 2022
SAA Statement of Support for Ukraine
Feb 15, 2022
SAA Announces Election Results and Business Meeting Notice
The SAA is pleased to announce the results of the recent SAA election and give official notice of its next annual business meeting.
Dec 03, 2021
US House of Representatives Passes STOP Act
This represents a major step forward in enacting this badly needed legislation, which would allow the United States to take effective steps to halt overseas auctions of illicitly procured tribal objects of cultural patrimony, and encourage the voluntary return of such items to their rightful owners.
Nov 22, 2021
Help Expand Annual Meeting Access!
The SAA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the new Meeting Access Fund, designed to help members overcome financial challenges they may face when trying to participate in the SAA annual meeting.
Nov 01, 2021
Registration is Open for "Virtual Heritage and Public Archaeology" Seminar
Integrate virtual applications into your larger public archaeology work. Join instructor Edward González-Tennant on Nov. 17 for the SAA online seminar “Virtual Heritage and Public Archaeology" and explore the power of digital technologies.
Oct 08, 2021
SAA Applauds Restoration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments
We appreciate the hard work of Secretary Haaland to advance this discussion, and we value the SAA members and supporters who used the SAA Take Action portal to send more than 9,000 letters, emails, comments, and phone calls in defense of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments.
Sep 30, 2021
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada
September 30, 2021, marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. We honor First Nation, Métis, and Inuit communities for their determination to bring the truth to light.
Sep 02, 2021
SAA 87th Annual Meeting Submission Deadline Extended
Due to the widespread power outages and flooding caused by Hurricane Ida, the submission deadline for the 87th Annual Meeting has been extended to Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. ET.
Aug 13, 2021
SAA Board Statement Concerning the 2022 Annual Meeting
The SAA Board of Directors recognizes the rising COVID 19-rates from the latest variants are a cause for concern about the 2022 SAA annual meeting and its format. Our commitment to member safety remains firm and unchanged, and for this reason, we are closely monitoring the situation.
Aug 02, 2021
SAA Statement Concerning the Treatment of Human Remains Follow-Up Report
The SAA Board is pleased to announce publication of a report by the Committee on Native American Relations and the Committee on Repatriation describing the steps they used to create the recommended language for the updated Statement Concerning the Treatment of Human Remains.
Jun 29, 2021
¡El Premio Charles Stanish ahora acepta solicitudes para 2022
Se estableció el Premio Anual Charles Stanish para asistir a la reunión anual de la SAA para ayudar en el desarrollo profesional de los/las arqueólogos/as peruanos/as y bolivianos/as en las primeras etapas de su quehacer profesional.