Media Inquiries 

Amy Rutledge
Manager, Communications and Fundraising

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

  • 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.

  • Nov 22, 2019
    Results of the SAA Bylaws Referendum Vote

    The results of the SAA bylaws referendum are now available. We want to thank all our members who voted, and all those who engaged around it.

  • Nov 14, 2019
    Call for Editors

    The Society for American Archaeology invites applications for the editorship of American Antiquity and for a Digital Reviews Editor for Advances in Archaeological Practice.

  • Oct 18, 2019
    Update on the Draft Policies

    A brief summary of the feedback received by the Board and the status of the 2020 meeting policies.

  • 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.