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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

21 May 2018
The recently-discovered species Homo naledi may have had a pint-sized brain, but that brain packed a big punch.
21 May 2018
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have used DNA evidence to prove that Neanderthals occupied the cave site of Trou Al’Wesse in Belgium. 
17 May 2018
Dear Members,
Herewith the May newsletter of 2018 from the Northern Branch of the SA Archaeological Society.. please click the link below to open it.


latest events & activities

By: Outing with Dr Stephanie Edwards Baker
Date: Sun, 24/06/2018 - 09:45
Northern
VISIT TO THE DRIMOLEN FOSSIL HOMININ SITE IN THE CRADLE OF HUMANKIND
Outing with Dr Stephanie Edwards Baker
Date: Sunday, 24 June 2018
Time: 9.45-10.15
Meet at: Entrance gate to the Rhino and Lion Park, Cradle of
By: Dr Lita Webley
Date: Tue, 10/07/2018 - 18:00
Western Cape
TUESDAY 10 JULY: 18:00 for 18:30 at the SA Astronomical Observatory auditorium: Lita Webley:  “Spoegrivier Cave, Namaqualand: a re-assessment of its archaeology”.
By: Dr Justin Bradfield
Date: Thu, 02/08/2018 - 18:30
Northern
SPECIAL LECTURE IN PRETORIA
Sherry will be served from 18:30 to give people a chance to meet