Welcome to the Society for Archaeological Sciences!
We are an international association promoting research on and dissemination of knowledge of our human past, studied through a wide range of techniques derived from the natural sciences. SAS represents a distinguished group of scholars, students and professionals from many settings and organizations, committed to the stewardship of high ethical and technical standards in archaeological research.
Since 1977, SAS has been an international forum to discuss and present current applications and innovative techniques in archaeological research. We offer a quarterly newsletter, containing short articles, laboratory profiles, professional meeting summaries, recent publications and book reviews. SAS has a long tradition of endorsing the International Symposium of Archaeometry (ISA) and the leading publications sharing our common interest in using science and technology in archaeological research. In partnership with other organizations, we promote archaeology in modern day society. Also, SAS supports students interested in advancing archaeological sciences. Every year, SAS acknowledges their potential by granting the R. E. Taylor Poster Awards during a professional meeting. SAS is also developing a program to support research stays for students in archaeological sciences.
Please visit our webpage for more information on our community and resources, I’m sure the experience will be rewarding! I would like to cordially invite you to be part of our international community and to thank those of you who have joined us in our quest of promoting archaeological sciences in the study of humankind, by using the tools of tomorrow…
With warm regards,
President Society for Archaeological Sciences
Upcoming -- Time to renew your membership!
Benefits of Membership
The SAS promotes such communication through its distribution of the SAS Bulletin, Advances in Archaeological and Museum Science Series, and SASnet, an electronic forum on the internet.
Member discounts are available for the Journal of Archaeological Science and Archaeometry.
Conferences & Data Sharing
The SAS also regularly sponsors conference sessions that encourage data-sharing among archaeological scientists.
Watch for two upcoming SAS sponsored symposia at the 2009 SAA Meetings.
History of SAS
Read about the First 25 years of SAS