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The Community for Archaeometry

The Society for Archaeological Sciences invites you to join our quest to understand the past using the tools of tomorrow.

NEW!  Deadline Approaching! 

It is time to submit your abstracts for the 42nd International Symposium on Archaeometry (ISA2018) in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico happening May 20-26, 2018. 

In the corresponging Abstract sections of the ISA2018 webpage:

please review the Abstract information section:

and instructions to submit your abstract (Abstract submission):

Abstracts must be submitted by the online system of the webpage. 

Remember that deadline for abstract submission is January 15, 2018. (Extended to January 26)

See you in Merida! Best regards

Dr. Jose Luis Ruvalcaba
Organizing Committee
Merida, Mexico


Welcome to the Society for Archaeological Sciences!

The Society for Archaeological Sciences (SAS) is a non-profit international association promoting research on and dissemination of scientific knowledge of our human past, studied through use of a wide range of analytical techniques on archaeological materials. SAS represents a distinguished group of scholars, students and professionals from many settings and organizations around the world, and is 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. Our quarterly newsletter, the Society for Archaeological Sciences Bulletin, contains short articles, laboratory profiles, professional meeting summaries, recent publications and book reviews. SAS has a long tradition of endorsing the biennial International Symposium of Archaeometry (ISA), which has been hosted by myself and several other past SAS presidents (including 2014 in Los Angeles by our president-elect). We also have formal relations with several leading journals sharing our common interest in using science and technology in archaeological research, including the Journal of Archaeological Science,Archaeometry, and Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, and are establishing arrangements with book publishers as well. In partnership with other organizations, we promote archaeology in modern day society. SAS especially supports students interested in archaeological science. Every year, SAS acknowledges their potential by granting the R. E. Taylor Poster Awards during a professional meeting. SAS has also established financial support for student research on archaeological science and continues to expand these offers.

Please visit our webpage for more information on the SAS community and resources, I am sure you will find the experience rewarding! I cordially invite you to become a member of our international society, while I thank those of you who have joined us in the past and continue as part of our quest to promote scientific approaches to archaeological research.


Did you know that SAS is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization?
You can help us in our mission through a tax-deductible donation.

A gift to SAS means that you directly support:
  • Student scientists travel to conduct cutting-edge laboratory research
  • Awards to honor outstanding young researchers and help them launch their careers
  • Public and professional dissemination of the latest discoveries in archaeological science
  • Conferences organized with partner organizations to promote international scientific cooperation and collaboration.

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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.

History of SAS

Read about the First 25 years of SAS


SAS news, member research, and more on the SAS Blog

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