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Terraced fields near Lydenburg, Mpumalanga
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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.

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.
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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.

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RESOURCES

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

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FAQ

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


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LATEST NEWS

02 Feb 2024
Dear members, we have been asked to circulate a survey by Bruno Werz (please see our YouTube talk about the research) - he would appreciate as much feedback as possible!

latest events & activities

By: Petro Keene
Date: Sat, 20/04/2024 - 10:45
Western Cape
OUTING: SATURDAY 20 APRIL 2024: 10:45 for 11:00
AT BUFFELSFONTEIN VISITORS CENTRE, CAPE POINT

By: Dr Elzanne Singels
Date: Tue, 14/05/2024 - 18:30 to 19:30
Western Cape
TUESDAY 14 MAY: 18:00 FOR 18:30 in the SAAO AUDITORIUM, OBSERVATORY
SPEAKER: DR ELZANNE SINGELS
TITLE: “THE ROLE OF GEOPHYTES IN STONE AGE HUNTER-GATHERER SUBSISTENCE AND HUMAN EVOLUTION IN THE GREATER CAPE FLORISTIC REGION”
By: ARNE SODERLAND
Date: Sat, 18/05/2024 - 10:15
Western Cape
OUTING: SATURDAY 18 MAY 2024: 10:15 for 10:30 AT A PRIVATE MUSEUM IN GLENCAIRN

ARNE SODERLAND: GUIDED TOUR OF AN EXTENSIVE AND COMPREHENSIVE PRIVATE MUSEUM ON THE MAIN ROAD IN GLENCAIRN THAT HAS BEEN BUILT AND HOUSED BY HIM