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Advances in Archaeological Practice is a peer-reviewed digital journal that seeks to share solutions in the broad practice of archaeology. The journal publishes original articles that present creative solutions to the challenges archaeologists face in the ways that they approach the archaeological record to learn about the past and manage archaeological resources. “Practice” is defined broadly,  and topics can include, but are not limited to, innovations in approach, technique, method, technology, business models, collaboration, compliance, process, ethics, theory, public engagement, and training.  The first issue will be published in August 2013.

Discounted JPASS plans through JSTOR are now being offered to SAA members. Members can save 50% on a yearly JPASS plan, for personal access to a selection from the JSTOR archive collections. The JSTOR archive collections currently hold 2,000 scholarly journals. With the discount, the fee comes to $99 and includes unlimited reading access and 120 article downloads. Members can purchase JPASS from JSTOR by logging into the Members' Only section of SAAweb and clicking on the 'Purchase discounted JPASS plan through JSTOR' link on the main page. Members must sign-up through the link  posted on SAAweb in order to receive the discount.

Current Research Online (CRO) brings greater awareness of the current field, lab, and collections work being conducted by archaeologists around the world in a timely, clear, and concise manner that is accessible to archaeologists and the public through the SAA web portal. CRO aims to become a comprehensive online, database-driven search application for global archaeological research. Updated semi-annually, CRO has an attractive, easy to use, and interactive user interface offering professional-quality reporting output. Although  submissions to CRO are a privilege of SAA membership, the resource is open to the public to search.

SAA’s Online Seminar Series provides continuing professional development opportunities to students and archaeologists seeking to enhance their skill sets or knowledge base and will be   offering a wide range of high-interest topics from September through May.   SAA Seminars are certified by RPA, and participants will receive RPA Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits and certificates of completion from SAA.

Student tDAR Benefit SAA and The Center for Digital Antiquity (Digital Antiquity) share a commitment to the long-term preservation of digital records and to making these records broadly discoverable and accessible.A new collaborative program gives student members the opportunity to curate digital materials through Digital Antiquity. Students can upload three files of up to 30 megabytes (MB) per year to tDAR, free of charge—a $150 value. To take advantage of this benefit, student members may email membership@saa.org for a free digital coupon.


Regular, Retired, Student, and Life members receive a complimentary subscription to one of our quarterly journals as well as The SAA Archaeological Record, the Society's magazine.

American Antiquity

A quarterly journal devoted to the archaeology of the New World, method and theory pertinent to the study of New World archaeology, and closely related subjects.

Latin American Antiquity

A quarterly journal devoted to special reports on archaeology, prehistory, and ethnohistory in Mesoamerica, Central America, and South America, and culturally related areas.

The SAA Archaeological Record

A four-color magazine issued five times a year encompassing SAA business, commentary, news, regular columns, software reviews, job listings, opinions, and articles.


Exclusive access available to members only to the full-text, on-line version of Latin American Antiquity 1990-2013 and American Antiquity 1935-2013 for a minimal fee. 

The SAA Press

Receive discounts on the latest publications from The SAA Press, the publishing arm of the Society for American Archaeology.

Government Affairs and International Government Affairs Update

Interested in receiving the latest archaeopolitical news from Washington, D.C. and the world? Members can sign up to receive SAA's monthly Government Affairs and International Government Affairs Update by sending an e-mail to gov_affairs@saa.org.

Interest Groups

Connect and exhcange ideas with other members of the Society by joining one or more of SAA's Interest Groups.  Among other activities, interest groups may: sponsor symposia, forums, workshops, or special events at the annual meeting; contribute articles to the The SAA Archaeological Record; and propose position and policy statements for consideration by the Executive Board.

Professional Development

Access to continuing education at the annual meeting, ranging from the National Historic Landmarks Program to using high precision laser scanning.

Connect with your Colleagues

Current members can access the online membership directory.  Search for up-to-date contact information about any member and stay connected with others in your field.

Annual Meeting

Discounted registration to SAA's yearly conference which attracts more than 3,000 archaeologists and includes the presentation of some 1,800 scholarly papers and posters, along with a variety of workshops, short courses, public sessions, exhibits, and special events.

Principles of Archaeological Ethics

Adopted in April 1996, the Principles of Archaeological Ethics are an interconnected set of values consulted by archaeologists to assist in fulfilling the complex and ethical responsibilities of the discipline. 

Awards Program

The SAA annual awards program recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of professional and avocational archaeologists in numerous areas of achievement, including cultural resource management, lithic studies, public service, and interdisciplinary research.

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SAAweb contains the Society's online membership directory (accessible only to SAA members), as well as up-to-the-minute news and information about SAA programs, member benefits, and archaeology.

Outreach Programs

Members participate directly in the government affairs, public education, and public relations programs—giving you a hands-on role in affecting public policy and opinion. Your effort supports a common goal: to foster greater awareness of the importance of preserving and illuminating our archaeological heritage.

SAA Career Center

Job seekers can post their resumes, browse jobs, and create automatic email notifications for new jobs that match their criteria. Employers can post job openings to the Career Center jobs board. Job announcements may also be made in The SAA Archaeological Record.

Above all, SAA membership offers you the chance to be a part of the ever-evolving dialogue shaping the future of archaeological endeavor!








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