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.
Oct 07, 2019
Ballot Announcement FAQ
Eligible SAA members will be voting on a bylaws amendment referendum beginning Oct. 21, 2019. An FAQ on how the ballot was developed is now available.
Sep 27, 2019
What to Know When Visiting an Archaeological Site
If you hear an archaeologist talk about site etiquette, it means following guidelines that respect fragile archaeological sites and save the past for the future.
Sep 10, 2019
Call for Proposals: The H. and T. King Grant for Precolumbian Archaeology
The H. and T. King Grant, administered by SAA, funds research that promises transformative contributions to our understanding of precolumbian cultures in Latin America.
Sep 03, 2019
Submissions Deadline Extended Due to Hurricane Dorian
Submissions for the 85th Annual Meeting will now close on September 12, 2019, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time.
Jun 26, 2019
Annual Meeting Submissions 101: How to Create an Organized Session
John Douglass, Ph.D, RPA, provides step-by-step video instructions showing how easy it is to use SAA’s submissions system to create and submit an organized session for SAA’s Annual Meeting.
Jun 20, 2019
El Premio Anual Charles Stanish para asistir a la Reunión Anual de la SAA
Se estableció el Premio Anual Charles Stanish para asistir a la reunión anual de la SAA para ayudar en el desarrollo profesional de los arqueólogos peruanos y bolivianos en las primeras etapas de su quehacer profesional.
Jun 19, 2019
Organizing an Annual Meeting Session Just Got Easier
Connect now with possible session participants and organizers through the "Session Organizers Looking for Participants" discussion thread in the Collaboration e-Community.
May 20, 2019
Julia Hendon and Calogero Santoro Appointed Co-Editors of Latin American Antiquity
Latin American Antiquity is a quarterly journal devoted to special reports on archaeology, prehistory, and ethnohistory in Mesoamerica, Central America, and South America, and culturally related areas.
May 14, 2019
Dr. Dawn M. Rutecki Appointed to the Society for American Archaeology Board of Directors
Dawn M. Rutecki, Ph.D., RPA, has been appointed to the SAA Board of Directors as an interim member-at-large.
May 03, 2019
Improving Safety at the SAA 85th Annual Meeting
Important updates concerning meeting safety.
Apr 18, 2019
An Open Letter to the SAA Membership
As the President of the Board of the Society for American Archaeology I want to apologize for the events that happened last week in Albuquerque under my watch.
Apr 17, 2019
Dispelling the rumors regarding Dr. David Yesner's removal from the SAA meeting
To dispel the rumors as to how SAA handled the Dr. David Yesner situation at the SAA annual meeting, here’s a detailed description of the events.
Apr 16, 2019
SAA Issues an Apology
SAA apologizes for the unfortunate situation which occurred at the SAA annual meeting.
Apr 16, 2019
A Message from SAA
We want to assure you that we take this matter very seriously and we hear you.
Apr 15, 2019
A Message from SAA
We are sorry for not responding sooner to your comments and concerns.
Mar 28, 2019
Onsite Registration Begins Wednesday, April 10
If you missed advance registation, you can register onsite during the SAA 84th Annual Meeting.
Mar 20, 2019
Support Protections for America's Battlefields
Important new bipartisan legislation—Preserving America’s Battlefields Act—provides greater protections for American battlefields.
Mar 12, 2019
SAA Statement in Support of Kentucky Archaeology (2019)
SAA statement concerning the University of Kentucky's recent termination of the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, the Program for Archaeological Research, and their entire staffs.
Mar 07, 2019
SAA Releases Guidelines for Promotion and Tenure for Archaeologists in Diverse Academic Roles
To help academia properly evaluate current practices in archaeological scholarship, SAA has released Guidelines for Promotion and Tenure for Archaeologists in Diverse Academic Roles.
Mar 04, 2019
Society for American Archaeology Announces 2019 Award Recipients
The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2019 awards.