Welcome to the SAA

The SAA is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas. With about 7,500 members, the society represents professional, student, and avocational archaeologists working in a variety of settings including government agencies, colleges and universities, museums, and the private sector.

Since its inception in 1934, SAA has stimulated interest and research in American archaeology; advocated and aided in the conservation of archaeological resources; encouraged public access to and appreciation of archaeology; opposed all looting of sites and the purchase and sale of looted archaeological materials; and served as a bond among those interested in the archaeology of the Americas.

We hope you will join us and enable us to continue unrelenting advocacy on the part of all archaeologists.

Government Affairs

Education and Outreach


Advancing Careers

Annual Meeting