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The Archaeology Division of the American Anthropological Association was founded in 1983 to advance the study of archaeology as an aspect of anthropology, to provide a forum for members to discuss issues central to the development of archaeology, and to foster the publication and communication of the results of archaeological research and interpretations to anthropologists, to other scholars, and to the general public. Members of the Archaeology Division receive the AAA flagship journal, the American Anthropologist, and publications in the Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association series.

Membership in the Archaeology Division entitles you to:

  • Represent archaeology in the larger anthropological community
  • Help the AAA represent archaeology in state, federal, and international agencies
  • Participate in the Annual Meeting
  • Serve as an officer of the AD
  • Receive AAA-AD Monographs: Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association
  • Access Anthrosource, a major electronic portal for anthropological information
  • Receive a 25% discount on online orders from the AAA’s publication partner, Wiley-Blackwell
  • Access the AAA’s group insurance plans
  • Reduced membership rates in the Register of Professional Archaeologist

Current membership rates:
Regular: $45
Student $10
Joint $15
International $15
Retired $15

Deadlines at a glance – 2014
Award Due Date Materials to be submitted Send to Decision Date
A.V. Kidder Award (SW USA) Available for 2014 February 11
  • Cover letter of nomination stating qualifications and accomplishments – CV
AD Secretary April 8
Student Diversity Travel Award Sept. 15
  • Completed Cover Sheet
  • 2 page CV (as pages 2 and 3 in same file as cover sheet)
  • Letter of reference from scholar or advisor who knows your work
AD Secretary October 15
Student Membership Award Sept. 15
  • Your name, address, and email (or other contact information)
  • Your AAA membership number
  • Your institution
  • The degree on which you are working
  • Expected date of this degree
  • The title of your paper/poster that has been accepted for the 2013 annual meeting
  • Is this your first AAA paper (yes or no)
Student Member at Large October 15
RPA Fieldwork Award Administered via RPA. Finalists nominated to AD for award AD Secretary March 4
SAA Symposium
AD Sponsorship (2015)
August 10
(due to AD)
  • Title and abstract of symposium
  • Complete list of participants and titles of their papers
  • Complete abstracts of all individual papers in the symposium
President Elect August 31
AAA Symposium
AD Sponsorship (2014)
- March 15 (due to AD)
- April 15
(due to AAA)
  • Title and abstract of session (up to 500 words)
  • Complete list of participants and titles of papers
  • Complete abstracts of all individual papers in the symposium
Program Chair April 4
AD Grant Program
for Archiving Digital
Data
September 1st
  • 2-page, single-spaced explanation of files to be uploaded and
    their importance to the discipline
Members at Large October 1st
AD Grant Program for
Archiving Legacy
Digital Data
September 1st
  • 4-page, single-spaced explanation of the project whose data,
    documents etc. are to be preserved, and their importance to the discipline
Members at Large October 1st