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.
Apr 25, 2019
Dispelling the rumors regarding Dr. David Yesner's removal from the SAA meeting
To dispel the rumors as to how SAA handled the Dr. David Yesner situation at the SAA annual meeting, here’s a detailed description of the events.
Apr 25, 2019
An Open Letter to the SAA Membership
As the President of the Board of the Society for American Archaeology I want to apologize for the events that happened last week in Albuquerque under my watch.
Dec 20, 2018
Society for American Archaeology Announces New Grant to Fund Precolumbian Archaeological Research
A generous new grant program administered by SAA will fund Latin American archaeological projects that show promise for significant contributions to understanding precolumbian Latin American indigenous cultures.
Nov 28, 2018
Poll Finds Overwhelming Support for Archaeology in the US
A majority of Americans overwhelmingly value the work of archaeologists, according to a recent poll released by the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) and Ipsos.
Oct 11, 2018
Society for American Archaeology Condemns European Auctions of Native American Cultural Heritage
The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) condemns the continued auction of objects of Native American cultural heritage by EVE (Estimations Ventes aux Enchères).
Aug 07, 2018
Oona Schmid Named New Executive Director of the Society for American Archaeology
The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) announced today that it has appointed Oona Schmid, CAE, as its new Executive Director.
Jun 21, 2018
SAA Statement on the Proposed Changes to AP World History Revisions
SAA expresses concerns to the College Board about the proposed changes to the AP World History exam.
May 03, 2018
SAA Statement on the Participation of BLM Archaeologists at the 83th Annual Meeting
SAA's President, Susan Chandler, responds to the of Bureau of Land Management denying archaeologists permission to participate in the 83th SAA Annual Meeting.