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.
Dec 01, 2022
SAA Sends Letter to Netflix Concerning "Ancient Apocalypse" Series
The SAA's letter to Netflix and ITN Productions highlights our grave concerns with "Ancient Apocalypse," a show that disparages archaeology and archaeologists and aligns with racist ideologies.
Oct 13, 2022
Open Call for SAA Committee Service
Committees are a key contributor to SAA operations. The Open Call for SAA Committee Service is now available, and we urge you to apply.
Sep 22, 2022
2023 Call for Award Nominations is Open
Find out how to nominate yourself or someone else.
Jul 27, 2022
The SAA Mourns the Loss of SAA President Deborah Nichols
It is with heavy hearts that the SAA board announces the death of Society for American Archaeology (SAA) president Deborah Nichols.
Jul 26, 2022
Round Two of Meeting Access Grants Open for Applications
The SAA announces the second round of Meeting Access Grants—up to $500 to successful applicants to defray expenses that may be barriers to participating in the SAA 88th Annual Meeting in Portland Oregon.
Jul 18, 2022
The SAA Extends Our Sympathies to the Family of Kaylen Gehrke
Ms. Gehrke had earned a bachelor’s degree in forensic archaeology and Spanish from the University of Montana in 2019 and was described by her loved ones as a force for positivity and inclusion.
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.