EIN 52-6046203

Society for American Archaeology

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The mission of the Society for American Archaeology is to increase understanding and appreciation of humanity's past as achieved through systematic investigation of the archaeological record. The Society leads the archaeological community by promoting...

Program areas at Society for American Archaeology

Publications - the publications program provides an important benefit to saa members by publishing scholarly journals, books from the saa press, a full-color magazine, and other miscellaneous publications. As a member benefit, saa members may choose one of now three journals: American antiquity, latin American antiquity, or advances in archeological practice. American antiquity is devoted to the Archaeology of the new world, and method and theory pertinent to the study of new world Archaeology; latin American antiquity is devoted to special reports on Archaeology, prehistory, and ethno history from latin america. Advances in archaeological practice is devoted to the practice of Archaeology and solutions. All members receive the saa archaeological record, published five times per year. This full-color magazine encompasses saa business, thematic articles, and much more. The saa press publishes books that relate to all fields of archaeological study, and primarily serve the needs of the saa membership. In 2011, in the last quarter, the saa press launched e-versions of some new titles through amazon's e-book. The saa press continues to launch e-versions of selected titles.
Public program - saa's public programs are crucial in promoting the objectives of the Society. Saa advocates for the interests of archaeological resources before congress and federal agencies. Advocacy was recently expanded globally with the establishment of the international government affairs committee. The Society also offers professional development opportunities, including the newly launched online seminar series, and a variety of resources for archaeologists to use in their outreach activities. In addition, the Society answers inquiries from the general public, and provides a variety of educational materials to teachers and students interested in Archaeology.
Annual meeting - the Society for American Archaeology's annual meeting gives attendees the opportunity to present and discuss their research, network with fellow colleagues, and participate in various workshops. Saa also organizes an exhibit hall, which showcases vendors who specialize in archaeological related products and services. The annual meeting is held in major cities throughout the americas, to make it accessible for those in the archaeological community who would like to participate. Saa also holds its annual general business meeting to present awards and discuss the status of the Society. At a typical meeting, there are approximately 3,500 meeting attendees.

Form 990s for Society for American Archaeology

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-02-22990View PDF
2018-122019-11-23990View PDF
2017-122018-12-22990View PDF
2016-122017-11-07990View PDF
2015-122017-01-10990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Grants made by Society for American Archaeology

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Trustees of Boston UniversityResearch Grant$15,000

Financials for Society for American Archaeology

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$240,892
Program services$2,330,088
Investment income and dividends$208,044
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-31,568
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$7,327
Total revenues$2,754,783

Personnel at Society for American Archaeology

Oona SchmidExecutive Director$138,000
Cynthia CynthiaDirector - At - Large
Lee RainsClaus, Director - At - Large
 Subscribe to viewDirector - At - Large
 Subscribe to viewPast Executive Director$194,684
...and 9 more key personnel

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1111 14TH Street NW No 800
Washington, DC 20005
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Website URL
(202) 789-8200
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
S41: Promotion of Business
NAICS code, primary
813920: Professional Associations
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