image slider
Terraced fields near Lydenburg, Mpumalanga
image slider
Patrick Carter and Patricia Vinnicombe sorting finds at Sehonghong in Lesotho in 1972

what we do

The South African Archaeological Society, also known as ArchSoc, is a registered non-profit organisation. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in archaeology. The Society promotes archaeological research in southern Africa and makes the results available to its members and the public through lectures, outings, tours and publications.
Stay informed! Visit the SA Department of Health's website for COVID-19 updates: www.sacoronavirus.co.za

ABOUT US

The South African Archaeological Society was founded in Cape Town as the Cape Archaeological Society in August 1944 by Professor John Goodwin. The aim of the South African Archaeological Society, as set out in our constitution, is to bridge the gap between professional archaeologists and people from all walks of life who enjoy the subject.
Read More

SAAB

The South African Archaeological Bulletin (SAAB) was established in 1945. It is an internationally renowned journal (ISI & IBSS listed) that publishes on all aspects of African archaeology. It has amongst the highest citation index rating of all world archaeological journals.

Read More

RESOURCES

Please read more to see a list of free archaeological resources currently available from the South African Archaeological Society

Read More

FAQ

Please read more to see a list of answers to frequently asked questions about the Society


Read More

LATEST NEWS

31 Mar 2022
The South African Archaeological Society Council and members were saddened to hear the news that Professor Thomas Huffman, President of the Society from 1996-1998, passed away on 29 March after a long illness. A full obituary will be published in the South African Archaeological Bulletin.
08 Mar 2022
Three new positions at the National Inventory Unit, one permanent and two contract.
Follow the links for more details:

Permanent:

latest events & activities

By: Reinoud Boers
Date: Sat, 11/06/2022 - 00:00 to Thu, 30/06/2022 - 00:00
Northern

By: William Archer
Date: Tue, 14/06/2022 - 18:30 to 19:30
Western Cape
YouTube live link: https://youtu.be/kVs4v9EYsQU

Title
Exploring pattern and pace in southern African human behavioural evolution – a view from the south Western Cape
By: Dr William Archer
.