Council of Allied Societies (CoAS)

The Council of Allied Societies (CoAS) was formed in 1989 for the mutual benefit of all, for the advancement of archaeology, and in order to further the objectives of the Society for American Archaeology. CoAS is composed of representatives of allied units. The purposes of CoAS are to establish a forum for the exchange of information and to develop discussion and communication, both among the allied units and also between the allied units, the Council, and the Society for American Archaeology.

CoAS is composed of one representative and one alternate from each allied society. The CoAS Policies and Procedures document is linked below. CoAS generally meets during the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology and sponsors the Annual Archaeology Month Poster Contest. Past winners of the contest are featured on the SAA website  after the meeting. 

CoAS member societies receive The SAA Archaeological Record (the SAA news magazine) and the preliminary program for each SAA annual meeting.

View the updated CoAS Policies and Procedures 

Chair: Pat Gilman

Vice Chair: Brian Ostahowski

Secretary: Wendy Lockwood

Newsletter Editor: Christopher Rowe

To be eligible for an allied status, a regional, provincial, state, or local society must be an organized, incorporated group, open to the general public, and maintain legal recognition as a not-for-profit organization with bylaws, objectives, and programs that are consistent with those of SAA.

Click here to download the CoAS Application (pdf)
Please submit application and supporting documents electronically to SAA's Manager, Membership & Marketing, Cheryl Ardovini.
Annual Allied Dues are $35.00

The following organizations are current allied societies: