Useful Links

Professional Organizations


Society of American Archaeology The SAA is  the largest archaeological association with a membership interested primarily in the archaeology of North and South America.

Society for Historical Archaeology The SHA is an association whose membership is primarily interested in the history and material culture of the Americas, Europe and other locations affected by European culture and its globalizing influences (including colonial holdings) after about 1500.

American Anthropological Association The AAA is an association of anthropologists whose membership also includes many archaeologists.

The Society for Archaeological Sciences SAS is an organization of "those interested in advancing our knowledge of the past through a wide range of technques deriving from the fields of physics, chemistry, and the natural sciences."

Archaeological Institute of America Often thought of as primarily interested in classical archaeology, the AIA is the oldest and largest archaeological organization devoted to world archaeology.

Register of Professional Archaeologists The RPA seeks to advance professionalism in archaeology through high standards of training, performance and ethical behavior in its membership.

American Cultural Resources Association ACRA is a trade association "supporting and promoting the common interests of Cultural Resource Management (CRM) firms."

Institute of Nautical Archaeology promotes and supports professional underwater archaeology and works to oppose "those who trade in history for profit."

National Trust for Historic Preservation The National Trust "provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities."

Southeastern Archaeological Conference Founded in 1938, SEAC is the southeastern regional professional organization for archaeologists.

Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference MAAC supports an annual conference and professional journal for professional and avocational archaeologists in the middle Atlantic region.

Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology CNEHA is a non-profit organization "dedicated to archaeological scholarship in the American Northeast."

Council of Virginia Archaeologists COVA is an organization dedicated to the preservation and study of Virginia's archaeological resources.


Careers and Employment


Society for Historical Archaeology/Careers This page lists career information for historical archaeology.

Society for Historical Archaeology/Employment Opportunities This page lists employment for historical archaeologists.

Society for American Archaeology/Career Information This link provides information on careers in archaeology.

Society for American Archaeology/Job Announcements This link provides job announcements in CRM and academic archaeology.

Shovelbums is an important job listing for CRM contract archaeology.

USAJOBS lists jobs currently advertised by the Federal Government including for archaeologists.

eCulturalResources lists jobs in cultural resource management, archaeology and related fields. includes a listing of salary ranges and other data for archaeologists.


Graduate Education in Archaeology

Classical Archaeology Graduate Programs Posted by Williams College, this is an alphabetical listing of graduate programs of classics in the U.S.

Anthropology Department Website Directory An international listing of departments of anthropology.


Archaeological News


The Archaeology Channel  "Explore the human heritage through streaming media."

Anthropology in the news This is a news feed providing news about anthropology from a large number of sources.


Research Links

Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS) can be used to investigate the archaeology of slavery across a large multi-site database for sites located around the Chesapeake Bay, Piedmont Virginia and the Caribbean.

Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project is located on Jamestown Island, Va., the first permanent English colony in North America.

Archaeology and the Law lists "websites on the law, regulations and guidelines that apply to archaeology and cultural/ heritage resource management."

Stanford University Library's GIS and Archaeology page Stanford University's Libraries and Academic Information Resources webpage on geographical information systems and archaeology.

U.S. National Park Service publication Common Ground The U.S. National Park Service magazine for "preserving our nation's heritage."

National Park Service: Teaching with Historic Places This site provides lesson plans for teaching about our nation's historic places.

Archaeology at The site provides a wide variety of information about archaeology.

Archaeology Magazine Published by the American Institute of Archaeology, this magazine provides the latest archaeological news for the lay audience.


Preservation and Archaeology

National association of State Archaeologists

National Listing of State Historic Preservation Officers

National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers

National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers

Virginia State Division of Historical Resources

The Archaeological Conservancy

U.S. National Park Service/Archaeology Program

Preservation Virginia


Archaeological Fieldschools and Fieldwork


The following list does not imply an endorsement of the listing organization or of the individually listed fieldschools.  Arrangements for field schools should be made only after considerable research and in collaboration with your advisor or department chair.


Society for Historical Archaeology/Field Schools 

Archaeological Institute of America/Fieldwork 

American Anthropological Association/Fieldschools

Register of Professional Archaeologists/Certified Field Schools

Shovelbums/Archaeological Field Schools