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SAfA Turns 50! 

The Society of Africanist Archaeologists was founded in 1971.  Join us as we look to the future while exploring the past! 

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OUr Mission

The Society of Africanist Archaeologists (SAfA) is an organization of archaeologists, researchers from associated disciplines and others who share an interest in African archaeology and African societies. Our membership is international, with participation from Africa, the Americas, Europe,  Asia, and Oceania, and is actively involved in research in many African countries.

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Welcome to the Society of Africanist Archaeologists Website!

Our website includes an area for "digital subscribers" to our bulletin, Nyame Akuma, a link to archived back issues of the bulletin, news and information, member resources, and links to journal webpages and other websites of interest. We welcome your feedback.
A donation to SAfA helps to fund conference travel grants of assistance to African researchers and subsidize subscriptions to African institutions.

News & Information

25th BIENNIAL mEETING (2021):  AFRICAN ARCHAEOLOGY — A 20:20 VISION FOR THE FUTURE.

The Plenary Sessions and SAfA Business Meeting were held online August 14-15, 2021. 

Online Research Symposia Sessions were held online between August 17 and September 28, 2021.

SAfA 25th Biennial Meetings Online Platform, Symposium by ForagerOne

SAfA 25th Biennial Meetings Registration Announcement, July 26, 2021

Détails d’Inscription pour la Conférence de la SAfA, 26 juillet 2021

25th Biennial Meetings Program Schedule

Abstracts - 25th Biennial Meetings Plenary and Research Symposia Presentations 

SAfA Statement on Anti-Racism

Throughout its history, SAfA has traditionally confined its activism to matters that relate to the protection of cultural and archaeological heritage. Even so, recent unprecedented events in the United States call for reflection on the broader context in which SAfA members operate, and the importance of Africanist archaeology in global struggles for justice and human rights.

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NEW NYAME AKUMA ISSUE (Issue 95, JUNE 2021)

Nyame Akuma Issue 95 is now available for SAfA members.