Media Inquiries 

Amy Rutledge
Manager, Communications and Fundraising
amy_rutledge@saa.org
+1/202-559-7383 

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.

SAA News

  • 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 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.

  • Apr 17, 2020
    Call for Submissions for the 86th Annual Meeting is Now Open!

    Since SAA had to cancel its meeting this year, and we know many of you would like to resubmit, we are opening the Call for Submissions for the 86th Annual Meeting early. We hope you will join us in San Francisco, April 14-18, 2021.

  • Apr 09, 2020
    Help Support Economic Stimulus Legislation

    Congress is discussing preparing another stimulus bill to enhance the Paycheck Protection Program and unemployment initiatives put forth in earlier legislation. This is a key opportunity for SAA's members and others to weigh in on the crafting of this next round of legislation.

  • Apr 01, 2020
    State Archaeology Celebration Poster Contest Now Open for Voting

    The contest celebrates states or communities whose posters in honor of Archaeology Week or Month best exemplify the vibrant role played by archaeology, heritage, and preservation within the community. SAA members or 2020 Annual Meeting registrants are eligible to vote.

  • Mar 12, 2020
    SAA Cancels 85th Annual Meeting

    It is with deep regret that we must announce that the Society for American Archaeology’s Board of Directors has voted to cancel the 85th Annual Meeting in Austin this April due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. 

  • Mar 03, 2020
    Past 85th Annual Meeting Updates--COVID 19

    Updated March 10, 2020.

  • Feb 11, 2020
    SAA Protests Destruction of Archaeological and Native American Cultural Sites at Border Wall

    SAA condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the recent destruction of several places of great cultural and historic importance to Native American tribes in order to facilitate the construction of the border wall. We demand that all further building activity in the affected areas cease until a complete re-working of this phase of the project has taken place.

  • Feb 05, 2020
    Take Action to Protect US Cultural Resources

    Proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act would greatly increase the vulnerability of historic resources impacted by federally-supported infrastructure projects. Take Action to register your opposition today.

  • Jan 24, 2020
    Austin Public Archaeology Day

    Join SAA for a celebration of archaeology! Austin Public Archaeology Day will run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2020 during the SAA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.

  • Jan 07, 2020
    SAA Strongly Opposes Administration's Threat to Target Iranian Cultural Heritage Sites

    Destruction of cultural sites must never be considered as a military objective. SAA has sent a letter to President Trump and joined with other organizations to strongly object to the Trump administration’s threats against Iranian cultural sites in violation of international law.

  • Jan 02, 2020
    SAA 2020 Meeting Safety Policy and Code of Conduct for SAA Events

    The 2020 Meeting Safety Policy and Code of Conduct for SAA Events has been approved. These policies were written to protect all SAA members and guests and are now available to read.

  • Nov 26, 2019
    Matthew Tobin Cappetta Archaeological Scholarship

    Patricia and Les Cappetta have established the Matthew Tobin Cappetta Archaeological Scholarship Endowment to support a scholarship that covers tuition, required fees, and books or course materials for one or more graduate students (Master's or Ph.D) to help them complete a graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology in memory of Matthew Tobin Cappetta.