Part of the SAA's mission is to provide leadership in education about archaeology. The PEC is charged with providing expert advice to the Board on public education and outreach.
The PEC advises the Board on the interests and concerns of various audiences about archaeology and advises the Board about roles that SAA can play in their education. The PEC advises the Board on the needs of SAA members with regard to public education. The PEC carries out specific tasks as requested by the Board in conjunction with SAA staff. The PEC advises the Board about potential collaboration between SAA and other organizations that promote archaeological education. The PEC shall maintain and review the archaeological content of the Archaeology for the Public pages on the Society's website
Advisory Committee; composed of a chair and 15 members, including at least two students. The Manager of Education and Outreach serves as the staff liaison.
Developed out of the PEC, the Network
of State/Provincial Archaeology Education Coordinators help provide regional archaeological information to the public.