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.
Aug 18, 2023
SAA and RPA Partnership Offers Expanded Meeting Safety
The SAA and the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) are pleased to announce that the two organizations are expanding their relationship to strengthen the SAA’s Meeting Safety Policy.
Jun 29, 2023
New Poll Finds Continued Support for Archaeology in the US
A majority of Americans overwhelmingly value the work of archaeologists and education about archaeology, according to a 2023 poll released by the SAA and Ipsos.
Jun 08, 2023
H. and T. King Grant for Archaeology of the Ancient Americas Accepting Proposals
The Society for American Archaeology is pleased to announce that the H. and T. King Grant for Archaeology of the Ancient Americas is open for 2024 proposals. La Sociedad para la Arqueología Americana se complace en anunciar que encuentra abierta la convocatoria para la solicitud de subsidios de investigación al programa H. and T. King Archaeology of the Ancient Americas para 2024.
May 22, 2023
The SAA Cosigns Position Statement: Guidance on Publication of Sites, Finds, and Samples from Ukraine
May 08, 2023
2023 SAA Annual Meeting Ombuds Report Now Available
The SAA ombuds are provided as a 3rd party, safety-focused vendor who provides a service to meeting attendees.
Feb 27, 2023
The Future of Cultural Resource Management Archaeology in the United States
The SAA is hosting a webinar to review the impact that the 1974 Airlie House CRM conference had on the archaeology profession, outline the results of a recent survey on priority topics, and open the floor for conversation about missing or additional workshop topics. Registration is now open.
Feb 15, 2023
Cecilia Sanhueza and Geoffrey McCafferty Appointed Co-Editors of the SAA Journal Latin American Antiquity
Latin American Antiquity is a quarterly journal that publishes original articles on the archaeology, ethnohistory, and art history of Latin America and the Caribbean and all regions in the continental New World that are south of the current US-Mexico border.
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.