The SAA Principles of Archaeological Ethics encourage all archaeologists to undertake public education and outreach, and to support the efforts of others in these activities. The Society provides a variety of resources to support these efforts. Explore Archaeology for the Public to find a complete listing.
Outreach materialsinclude brochures, hands-on activities for state archaeology week/month events, tips for creating successful exhibits and lessons, and informaion for the media. Members may borrow the SAA tabletop display for their outreach events.
Undergraduate/Graduate Curriculum Resources include Making Archaeology Teaching Relevant in the XXI Century (M.A.T.R.I.X.) -- a source of information, ideas, and course materials for college and university professors in the U.S. who teach undergraduate archaeology. In addition, the SAA Committee on Curriculum has recently developed a Model Curriculum for a Masters in Applied Archaeology.
Public Archaeology Educational Resources are available through Archaeology for the Public--a clearinghouse of materials for both archaeologists seeking resources for use in public outreach, and for the public seeking informaion about archaeology. Resources include a scholarly public archaeology bibliography, course syllabi, and much more.